Serving up a menu of pan-African flavours, London restaurant Tatale immerses diners in patterns and colours from the continent.
Tola Ojuolape designed the space, which is located inside Southwark’s recently opened Africa Centre – a space dedicated to celebrating African art and culture. Tatale is led by chef Akwasi Brenya-Mensa, who describes himself as ‘an African Futurist’.
Ojuolape has brought together artists and designers from across the continent for the restaurant’s interiors, setting their work alongside a palette of terracotta, clay, wood and woven pieces.
Deep indigo walls and ceilings offset the earthy tones, alongside vivid patterned and coloured fabric by Golden Editions – which highlights traditional Ghanian craftsmanship. It’s a far cry from the building’s former life as an office block.
As well as serving up a menu of ackee croquettes, bean stew and groundnut soup, Brenya-Mensa plans to host talks and music in the space, drawing on his own NTS Radio show Black to the Future.
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