Jerkmaica

4.2
24 reviews
£25 and under
Jamaican

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Casual
Jerkmaica was founded out of love for spiced, flavoursome caribbean food. I have spent many years with mom and pops learning the secrets of jerking….we now want to share these flavours with you all!

We cook it slow so you don’t have to

We love flavour; spicy hot jerk with cooling slaw, sticky brioche with melt-in-the-mouth goat. It’s simple food – not easy food. Our food encompasses the best of both worlds – we cook it slow and serve it fast.

We will continue with our passion to deliver you the best jerk and slow cooked food.

We will have fun cooking and serving delicious food, so you will have fun eating it!

Jerkmaica is not just about jerk, it is a way of life.
What 24 People Are Saying
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4.2based on all time ratings
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4.3
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4.1
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Samm
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my mum and children for Mother’s Day, was a lovely meal, happy staff and great value for money, big tasty portions. Would recommend

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Nadia
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, rum cocktails were excellent and the service was great

EF
ElvisF
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food was nice will return defo well recommended

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ZhanW
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem in crouch end..lovel atmosphere and friendly staff.

SL
ShadiL
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great location service was really good to, highly recommend.

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nathalieh
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was average ... do stick to the jerk chicken .. Service good .
The place is very dark .. need to sort out the lighting .. no atmosphere as empty .. on a Friday evening .
No wine selections .

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Jene
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well priced, funky decor, chatty and happy staff, and great food!

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AbdH
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as always. The staff were super friendly and quick. The portions are very filling and not expensive.
Of course the fun cocktails are also a great attraction.

MG
McGirt
London
26 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I'm torn writing this review. Upon arrival it was clear that Jerkmaica is not your typical Caribbean restaurant. Other than the empty pigeon peas tins on the tables, there isn't anything in the decor (fairly dark, with back walls) or the ambiance (electronic, slightly too loud) that made us feel like we were in a Caribbean restaurant. I don't think that the restaurant is looking to cater to a Caribbean crowd - more on this later The staff, however, were lovely and very welcoming.

Whilst the food wasn't bad, it wasn't great either. Neither our jerk dish or our goat had the fruity heat of scotch bonnet present, our rice was under seasoned, and the dishes lacked sauce - yes, even the curry goat. In fact, some of the lack of flavour stemmed from using the leaner cut of goat, which dried it out slightly, and not meat on the bone.

Whilst I acknowledge that a number of Caribbean joints overdo it with spice sometimes, this place does feel like it's anglicised Jamaican food. It's no bad think if your catering to a particular market (and in Crouch End, I guess it makes sense). But I guess that Big Narstie was right when he says that the places with the worst service serve the pengest Caribbean food.

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SimonW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you want soul in a bowl then this is your place. The food very flavoursome and tasty. The portions are hearty but not too big. My wife and I both had Hoppin Johns bowls, I had the the goat and my wife had the jerk chicken, the goat was lovingly cooked, melted in the mouth with a smooth mildly spiced and really tasty sauce, the jerk chicken was beautifully spiced with a warming kick and was also moist and succulent. The music set up was Carnival style with a big speaker in the corner, the sound level was managed really well and the music was funky. Staff and Chef are friendly, welcoming and wear smiles, the Chef (I think he was the owner) really knows his food inside out. This was our first time at Jerkmaica and we are going back very soon! PS. The Montego Mojito should not be over looked. Do yourself a favour and book a table if you love food for and from the soul.

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RizwanM
London
15 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic food, delicious curry goat and superb jerk chicken

we will be back!!!

HD
vipHeatherD
London
40 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Difficult to review because on a cold midweek January evening we were the only people in the restaurant. Suffice to say we got lots of attention. The food was very pleasant without being exceptional. I think for a quick bite it is very good value

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & lovely staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best jerked chicken I’ve ever had.

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UncleD
London
15 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The staff were warm and friendly and the service was prompt. The Friday evening we went was quite busy. Tables were very close which made seating a bit cramped.
The food was tasty and portions good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Advise you ask for the jerk sauce to be spicer if getting a jerk chicken meal, the standard is fairly mild. Roti was great and spicier. Overall, we enjoyed pre-cinema.

LM
LouiseM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and cocktails are always delicious and excellent value for money!

DM
DavideM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food and good cocktails. A bit pricey but in the London average I guess. I'll be back for a drink!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Malta
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It was good
Lived up to the review in the papers
Waiters should wait in between courses and make sure all courses are hot

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Nish2017
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. We were pleased to discover that it was still happy hour when we arrived.
Highly recommended

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are many disappointing Caribbean dining experiences in London. This is NOT one of them. Every aspect of the experience - venue design, ambience, music, table set-up and, most importantly, the food - was excellent.

Most impressive was the "proper curried goat". The use of the word "proper" in the description is absolutely justified because the curried goat melts in the mouth; it was not tough/chewy at all, as all other curried goat I have eaten has been (including next-door at Banners!)

Great job.

MC
MarieC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, even my moody vegan teen loved her vegan choice. Started with cracking cocktails and food was tasty and generously portioned. A firm local favourite for my family!

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Elma
London
33 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We arrived at 7 30pm as we had booked a table for 3 but we were show to a table for 2 at the back of the restaurant. We were not happy as we pointed out we had booked. 3 days earlier, after a certain amount of discussion they asked if we were prepared to wait if they found us a better table, they offered a free drink from the happy hour cocktail list which we enjoyed. After half an hour we got a much better table. The staff are nice, the ambiance is good, the food ok but the restaurant a bit cramped but we would try it again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just go and taste how good it is. .

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Jerkmaica is rated 4.2 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

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