Taste of Jamaica Comes to Fulham Broadway

Mama's Jerk offers innovative Caribbean street food with secret BBQ sauce

Mama's Jerk at 49 Fulham Broadway
Mama's Jerk at 49 Fulham Broadway

April 3, 2023

Mama’s Jerk is the latest colourful addition to our town centre’s range of eateries, taking over number 49 Fulham Broadway, which formerly housed Greek restaurant Sophia.

The new restaurant, offering "new style Caribbean street food" is part of a small chain with several branches already open in east and south east London, including Canary Wharf.

The restaurant announced the opening on its Twitter account @mamasjerk, saying: " So happy for our latest opening! Step into a world of authentic Caribbean flavors in the heart of Fulham."

It is owned by chef Adrian Luckie, who says he set up Mama's Jerk in 2009 to create a legacy to his great grandmother’s secret Jerk BBQ Sauce recipe, which she created in her old farmhouse kitchen in the Jamaican parish of St Elizabeth.

Adrian says, “Mama Charlotte worked in the food industry for over 20 years as a chef and my love of food and great home style cooking was passed down through the generations of my great grandmother, grandmother and mother.

“This led me to venture on my own to start a Caribbean street food business with a difference, by simplifying a Jerk product in the form of Jerk chicken wraps.”

Adrian Luckie
Adrian Luckie

As well as roti wraps containing either Jerk BBQ Chicken, Jamaican Curried Spiced Prawns or Vegan Curried Jackfruit, Mama’s Jerk offers boxed meals and a range of ‘Side Tings’ including Fried Plantain, Rice and Peas, Patties and Mama’s Slaw.

Mama Charlotte
Mama Charlotte

You can see the full menu and find out more here.

The new launch provides a welcome boost for the Broadway, which has suffered a number of closures in recent months due to the current cost of living crisis.

And there is more good news from La Vineria, the Italian wine bar and restaurant containing a “secret vineyard” across the Broadway at 585 Fulham Road.

La Vineria

La Vineria, formerly called Napule, closed due to structural damage in November 2021 and has been empty ever since. Now however work is underway to restore the premises, with plans to reopen the restaurant before summer.

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