Experience the Best of African Cuisine and Entertainment

Cecilia’s Lounge & Bar is a new premium lounge and restaurant, indulging in the vibrant flavours of delicious freshly cooked west African, Afro-Caribbean, and international cuisine

Looking for a taste of Nigeria right here in the centre of Doncaster city? Look no further…Cecilia’s Lounge & Bar is a new premium lounge and restaurant, indulging in the vibrant flavours of delicious freshly cooked west African, Afro-Caribbean, and international cuisine along with the rhythms of Afrobeat & Amapiano.

Michael Adeleye, a Lincolnshire-based entrepreneur first approached Business Doncaster in June 2023, with an interest in opening an African themed restaurant and takeaway. Michael currently has two restaurant/takeaways operating in Lincoln and Worksop and is also the Founder of an AI and Robotics business named Tee Martin (which has recently relocated from Lincoln to 7a Hall Gate).

Whilst initially looking for restaurant and takeaway space, Michael was interested in finding suitable space that could also cater for events. Following an extensive property search, Michael secured the property at 17-19 Silver Street.  

Cecilia's Lounge & Bar opened its doors to the public on 2 May 2024. It is an Afro-fusion, family run business serving authentic African cuisine from Suya grills to Goat Meat grills, their diverse menu is sure to have something to satisfy your taste buds.

The restaurant is led by Chantel (Michael’s wife) Adeleye, out of the desire to fulfil the legacy to her late mother-in-law who was the Head Chef at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. It is named in her memory and celebrates her desire and passion for cooking alongside the commitment to the community by creating a lively social atmosphere for people to eat, dance, talk and socialise.

Business Doncaster’s Investment Team has supported Michael and Chantel with their property search, connections to local trades and suppliers for the renovation and fit out of the premises, and an introduction to our Advance team for assistance with the recruitment of staff. The business currently employs 10 members of staff. 

A serial entrepreneur, Business Doncaster is also supporting Michael to set up a new bakery business in Doncaster city centre.

The restaurant boasts a warm and inviting atmosphere, reminiscent of Cecilia's own kitchen. Decorated with traditional Nigerian artifacts, family photos and vibrant colours, it creates a sense of home and nostalgia for all who visit. Afrobeat music plays in the background, enhancing the dining experience.

Cecilia’s Lounge & Bar also offers the following: 

  • Cecilia’s Chef Table: a unique dining experience where guests can enjoy a specially curated menu prepared by the head chef, paying homage to Cecilia's favourite recipes, and cooking techniques.
  • Cooking Classes: weekly classes will be offered to teach traditional Nigerian cooking, inspired by Cecilia’s recipes, allowing guests to take a piece of her legacy home with them.
  • Community Events: regular events such as Nigerian Independence Day celebrations, live music nights, and cultural festivals to bring the community together and celebrate Nigerian heritage.

In conclusion Cecilia's Lounge & Bar is more than just a restaurant; it is a celebration of a remarkable woman’s life and the rich culinary traditions of Nigeria.

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Africa? Then visit Cecilia's Lounge & Bar for a culinary journey and musical delight.

Reserve your table now by calling: 07710 458331 email: info@ceciliaslounge.co.uk or pop in to see for yourself at 17-19 Silver Street, Doncaster. Can also be found on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.