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Queen of Sheba

#2,762 of 17,542 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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12 Fortess Road, London NW5 2EU, England
+44 20 7284 3947
12:00 - 23:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I went there on a Saturday night with my partner, the atmosphere was perfect and very different to what you may be accostumed. It has an amazing and very authentic african decoration, and the african staff is very friendly and attentive. The food was quite good, although I was not very used to that taste and some stuff resulted a... More 

Thank Raquel R
London, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great experience with a waiter that was fun, friendly and was recommending us well. THe samossas that come in 2 were good and then we went for lamb in a red peeper sauce and most amazingly the chicken in mushroom sauce. You eat with your hands and the pancake/bread and finish by eating the plate. They provide... More 

Thank Chantal V
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on a friday night with a friend, glad we had booked as it gets busy. A really good experience from start to finish. Its a family run, well loved and well worn place, warm and cosy with welcoming staff who were really happy to talk about food choices and advise on ordering. We had the meat and vegetable selection...would... More 

Thank Jenny H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Went with friends who go regularly. Had the vegetarian meal to share + some starters. It looked good and tasted really nice. Staff were welcoming. Price reasonable, wld go back

Thank Sylvia G
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The staff were really nice. Some of it was very nice but not the best I've had. The atmosphere was good.

Thank EbonyML
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I've eaten here about five times but the most recent time was so lovely I had to write a review. Everything about this restaurant is wonderful: the food is genuinely excellent - if you've not had ethiopian before, try it. Great vegetarian options as well, as is traditional in ethiopia. The staff have been really nice every single time I've... More 

Thank Jake S
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

A small yet welcoming restaurant that manages to seat a large number of guests. Portions are huge and I often recommend sharing a few dishes among friends. If you don't like spicy food, you're not in luck as even the 'mild' dishes have quite a kick!

Thank Christine M
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Great little restaurant; We had the chicken and spicy Lamb, both were very tasty and you can tell that authentic ingredients had been used. You get a lot of food for the money you spend. The staff were very friendly and helpful in explaining the dishes. The food arrived fairly quickly and the decor was pleasant. There is not a... More 

Thank MarkSanj7
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and a great place to go for something different. Our waiter was attentive but not intrusive. The food was good and plentiful, and the prices not too bad! Definitely recommended

Thank Fungy83
Greater London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

My first taste of Ethiopian food, prior to a stunning Gov't Mule gig at the concert hall (Forum?) over the road. My only thoughts are 'WOW'. Fantastic, friendly, and the food is to die for. Cheap as well, we nearly killed ourselves with over eating, and just £85 for three. This restaurant has to be in any top ten. Highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Fortess Road, London NW5 2EU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7284 3947

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?