The Apprentice's April Jackson to open new restaurant and boutique

Published Friday, Oct 23 2015, 18:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The Apprentice candidate April Jackson is opening a boutique and restaurant in London at the end of this month.

April, 26, is set to bring the real taste of Jamaica to the UK with the launch of her boutique and eatery, Three Little Birds, which will be situated in the heart of Brixton.

The Apprentice 2015 - April Jackson

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The restaurant, which is a nod to reggae music legends Bob Marley & The Wailers' famous hit, will open to the public from 29 October.

April, who is founder of food blog The Yummy Truth, is determined to make Jamaican food a firm fixture on the UK palate.

"I wanted to create an authentic Jamaican environment which invited people in and stayed to true to the Caribbean island I know," she said. "Jamaica has far more to offer than sunshine and rum, the country has played a significant part in influencing culture globally.

"Three Little Birds is my celebration of all that is wondrous about Jamaica –think romantic beach villa in Negril infused with a Kingston injection, with an international twist to reflect my transatlantic influences."

In what is a business dream for April, the restaurant will see Jamaican cuisine plates, cocktails and an array of the island's condiments and coffee. The menu includes banana cake with salted caramel and rum frosting.

Former Miss Jamaica April hit headlines this week over a rumoured past romance with Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt. The London-born entrepreneur is currently taking part in the 11th series of Lord Alan sugar's BBC One show.

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