Finger Licking, CR0 2RB

Ghanaian restaurant in Croydon, just behind West Croydon Station. It's quite small, with seating for only about 15 or so people.

They also do takeaway, and usually have a few pre-packed takeaway boxes in the fridge in the front window containing things like jollof rice with chicken and fried plantain, or waakye (rice and beans) with fish and a boiled egg.

At lunchtime and during the afternoon they do a buffet, which is also available for takeaway.

Kake has visited several times now for both eat-in and takeaway, most recently in January 2016. On my first few visits, the staff were reluctant to let me order some of the dishes since they weren't sure a non-African person would like them, but after they'd seen me a few times they were quite happy to let me try anything I liked.

In November 2012, I tried the waakye with fish stew photo. The waakye was a well-balanced mix of rice and beans, and the fish wasn't overcooked. The accompaniments to this were toasted cassava flour for sprinkling on top, a small dish of cold noodles, a deeply savoury chilli sauce, and a small fresh salad.

On another visit in May 2013, I had the kenkey with mixed meat (£7) photo. The kenkey consisted of a wonderfully sour fermented steamed dough, and the mixed meat stew was nicely spicy.

In May 2014, a takeaway box of jollof rice with fried plantain and mixed meat (£3.50) was a generous portion and very attractively arranged in its box. The mixed meat included cow skin, honeycomb tripe, and beef, all of which were cooked just right.

Accessibility: A step to get in, and another step to get to the seating area. The toilets are next door, in the Phoenix pub.

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Last visited by Kake, January 2016. Opening hours provided by a member of staff, November 2012.

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OS X co-ord: 532193 OS Y co-ord: 166061 (Latitude: 51.377693 Longitude: -0.100372)
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