Take a look inside the Afro-Caribbean restaurant The Horeb Food Company
After much anticipation, Dundee’s brand new West African grill, The Horeb Food Company, has opened its doors.
From the brightly decorated interior to the tasty food, restaurant owner Babatope Aliu brings his authentic Nigerian cuisine to town, and Dundonians have enchanted him.
Babatope, which has been operating its Afro-Caribbean site on Murraygate for a month now, found the reaction to the food “tremendous”, with the business already receiving rave reviews on Google and other platforms.
Available for sit-ins, takeout and delivery, the company has found walk-in customers to be its biggest source of revenue, followed by their delivery orders through Just Eat.
The venue is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday and 10 p.m. Friday to Sunday, and offers 24 indoor seats and 12 additional outdoor seats.
Babatope says the steady flow of customers throughout the week has allowed it to extend the main opening hours from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. already.
“In terms of food, presentation and service, it got all the marks,” he said.
“We try to learn and observe trends with our walk-in customers. Lunch time and tea time are quite busy and some people come just for coffee too.
What’s on the menu at The Horeb Food Company?
Menu choices at the restaurant offer a range of different grilled meats, including chicken, turkey, steak, and lamb. There are seafood and vegan options and there is also the choice of making your own stuffed toast to which a host of toppings can be added.
If that’s not your thing, the place also offers fish and chips, burgers, hot dogs, stuffed eggplant, and pasta.
And to go with the meal, sides include everything from sweet fried yams, roasted plantain, jollof rice, Cajun fries, and vegetable fried rice.
For those with a sweet tooth, there is also dessert with a chocolate fondant, coconut bombs, ice creams, sorbets and a banana split sundae.
According to Babatope, the most popular dishes are jollof rice, chicken skewers, plantain, and coconut bomb dessert.
flavor on spice
The entrepreneur hopes his restaurant will break stereotypes of only spicy West African cuisine and allow people to enjoy a variety of flavors.
Babatope said, “We want people to come and try our food and show that Afro-Caribbean doesn’t mean peppery or hot.
“It’s savory, aromatic and exotic and doesn’t bring tears to anyone’s eyes or run their noses.
“People should come in and try the food because everyone can eat.”
The dishes prepared in the restaurant can be raised on request so that everyone can enjoy the food offered.
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