Interview with restaurant owner Roland Omamor as he shares the unique concept of Big Momma with us.
-What did you want to be when you grew up?
I have always wanted to own my own restaurant, but wanted to be a doctor when I was younger.
-How did the concept of “Big Momma” come about?
The big Momma’s brand was launched in 2005, based around my mothers cooking and recipes. The concept was developed after she passed away in 2004 when we decided to use her image as our brand logo.
-What is your role in the restaurant?
My role in the restaurant besides being a director is that of the General manager/ head chef. I developed all the food dishes and recipes and also the bar menu and the protocol for the day to day operations.
-What kind of food can one find there?
We offer food from North, South, East and West Africa (Moroccan, Kenyan, South African, Ghana and Nigerian dishes).
-What kind of events do you host?
Besides dinner dances, we also put on Afrobeat nights with a bit of R&B every weekend. Big Momma´s restaurant is available for all your celebrations, we invite you to contact us with all the details of your events and we will help you create unforgettable memories.
-How important is customer satisfaction to you?
Customer satisfaction is very important to us, as a new business we need great reviews to get our restaurant to grow and attract more customers .
-How far would you go to achieve this?
We would go to great lengths (within reason of course) in order to achieve great customer satisfaction feedback. A lot of effort and training is put into preparing staff to enable them deliver an impeccable service to our customers.
-Do you cook? What is your signature dish?
I cook and all the dishes have been developed by me. Our signature dish is our Big Momma’s mixed grill.
– Five years from now, where do you see Big Momma?
5 years from now we expect to have opened 2 more branches in London and Birmingham.
-A chef that inspires you?
Jamie Oliver is a chef that inspires me, his concept of 20 minute meals is what has helped us deliver dishes that can be cooked fresh in under 20minutes.
-Recommend a three course meal at Big Momma.
Chilli Garlic Tiger Prawns: Tiger prawns cooked in chilli coconut milk.
Big Momma’s mixed grill :
Lamb chops, piri piri chicken breast, boerewors kebab & slowly braised BBQ oxtail served with sweet potato chips and coleslaw.
CHOCOLATE BROWNIE SERVED with your choice of Gelato (Coconut, Pistachio, Salted Caramel, Mint, Strawberry, Chocolate & Vanilla)
Big Momma’s Restaurant’s
12 Garrick Walk
Tel: 01908 674352