Lekki by Little Lagos Brings Hard-to-Find Tastes of Nigeria to West End

Brisbane’s diverse culinary landscape expanded recently with the opening of Lekki by Little Lagos, a new Nigerian restaurant in West End.

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The restaurant joins only a handful of other Nigerian eateries in Brisbane, filling a niche for locals craving authentic dishes from West Africa.

Head chef and manager Kemi Fajemisin, raised in Nigeria, brings over a decade of experience spotlighting the bright, bold flavours of her homeland. Her passion for cooking blossomed in childhood under the tutelage of her Nigerian grandmother.

Since relocating to Australia, Kemi has earned acclaim as a chef and expert on African cuisine.

Chef Kemi Fajemisin (Photo credit: lekkibylittlelagos.com) 

Diners can expect her standout specialties like jollof rice, a fragrant tomato and chilli-infused rice dish, topped with thin slices of beef or chicken. 

Jollof rice (Photo credit: Lekki by Little Lagos/Google Maps) 

Another signature is the mouthwatering goat meat stew, slow-cooked with tomatoes, peppers and onions for a deliciously fiery broth brimming with tender meat. 

Goat meat stew (Photo credit: Lekki by Little Lagos/Google Maps) 

No Nigerian meal is complete without fufu to soak up rich sauces; here it comes in the form of smooth, pounded yam to pair with egusi soup or your protein of choice.

Fufu (Photo credit: Lekki by Little Lagos/Google Maps) 

As Brisbane’s dining scene continues evolving, this newcomer fills a distinct niche, brought to the city by the team behind Sydney’s pioneering Little Lagos, Australia’s first Nigerian bar and bistro. Finally, locals can explore authentic recipes from a region seldom represented among the city’s international restaurant offerings.

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Foodies eager to explore authentic Nigerian cuisine without leaving Brisbane can visit Lekki by Little Lagos at 132 Boundary Street in West End. Follow them @lekkibylittlelagos on Instagram for updates.

Published 28-November-2023