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Lalibela

#1,335 of 17,542 Restaurants in London
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137 Fortess Road, London NW5 2HR, England
+44 20 7284 0600
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18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Never tried Ethiopian cuisine before and dining at Lalibela was a really nice experience. We loved the food, meant to be eaten with hands, which was generously served, and with a unique taste, very enjoyable - not so much the white wine we had, which was definitely not one of the best I've ever tried, though still drinkable. Apart from... More 

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Thank Antonio T
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Stop reading reviews and go already, it's delicious, really. I can also recommend the Ethiopian spiced tea!

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Thank ArieDeBeuker
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We always like to eat out and try something new. This was the case for us, so we were happy to travel an hour to Lalibela. The restaurant itself and decor was lovely, and authentic. The people there were really nice and the service was excellent. The Ethiopian food of course was something we had never had before so could... More 

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Thank Milan P
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The food here is amazing. Fresh and healthy and traditional. Staff are very polite. Service can be a little slow but the food is worth the wait, recommend the lamb and the slow cooked pumpkin.

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Thank Kay P
Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We went on a Tuesday night and there were a descent amount of dinners at the restaurant. The service was average to above average and we had no complaints. The food was nice, extremely tasty with rich flavors. The only complaint in the food was that the pancake bread had a touch too much vinegar for my liking. A good... More 

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Thank Simon B
lalibelarestaurant, Owner at Lalibela, responded to this review

Hi Simon, We're really glad that you enjoyed your meal at Lalibela! Just to let you know, we don't put any vinegar in our sour dough Injera. It's simply fermented bread which is why you get the sour flavours but these tend to complement the richness of our main dishes. We also have some alternatives in the "Essentials" section on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Rare Ethiopian restaurant. interior design is interesting. Not a large menu but the quality is good. It was a good dinner for us but for some it may be challenging. We had mostly non meat dishes but they were all tasty and really enjoyed. Their thin pancake may need getting used to but contains lots of good nutrients. It takes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

In an attractive setting we had a superb meal served by very friendly and helpful staff. Don't ask me what we ate, I have no idea! We ordered for a table of 14, had a selection of dishes served with a large, pancake-like bread. It was unlike any cuisine I have previously tried, but if I am ever in London... More 

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Thank StellersEagle
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I have been in this restaurant many times and it has never disappointed me. Looking for a vegetarian meal, the Ye Tsom Beyaynetu (to be shared between 2) is the perfect option. It comes with three kinds of mild and spicy lentils and three portions of vegetables. Highly recommended.

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Thank Stefanofsky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have been here serveal times and everytime the food has been good.Good choice for veggies and vegan.I took five new guest here and they all enjoyed the food and the ambenice. The only draw back at this place was the room temperature,it was very warm.No air condtioning, just a stand along electric fan.(It was a hot day outside).The staff... More 

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Thank Dipak S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

My friend and I shared the spicy vegetarian platter - it only took one bite and we were both in love! Both the food and the service were absolutely amazing. I love Ethiopian food and have been to quite a few restaurants...and this has now become my new favourite!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Fortess Road, London NW5 2HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7284 0600
Description
Welcome to Lalibela Restaurant, the home of Ethiopian cuisine in London serving you the best home-style Ethiopian food since 1993. We pride ourselves in the quality of our food and the wide selection of meat, vegetarian, fish and poultry dishes on a menu we've been perfecting for over 20 years. Enjoy the wonderful collection of art imported from all over Ethiopia giving you a window into our rich culture and History.

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