After a little research into the history of the site, they learned that in 1968 a Trinidadian community activist and civil rights campaigner, Frank Crichlow, had once owned this very restaurant. At the time is was an incredibly popular Caribbean restaurant called The Mangrove, whose famous customers included Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone and Bob Marley to name a few and also served as in informal head office for the Notting Hill Carnival.
Alex and Jonny were those two friends: they’d been throwing parties for years and their plan for the restaurant was simple. Rum Punch can make anyone dance, jerk bbq was the tastiest way to cook chicken, and if they worked with some amazing dj & musicians who could spin Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Hip Hop and R&B they may be able to create a space that captured the Carnival spirit all year round.
So with this in mind, they set about opening a Caribbean inspired restaurant and rum bar using the best quality suppliers and freshest ingredients they could find, all the while to the sounds of Carnival.
Since then we've grown to three locations - All Saints Road, Notting Hill, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton and Kingly Court, Soho.
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