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805 Restaurant

) #14,615 of 18,123 Restaurants in London €€ - €€€ African, Vegetarian Friendly
805 Old Kent Road, London SE15 1NX, England
+44 20 8639 0808
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“jollof rice” (9 reviews)
“grilled fish” (6 reviews)
“pepper soup” (5 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
805 Old Kent Road, London SE15 1NX, England
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1 - 10 of 178 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called to make reservations and was told it wasn't needed. Got there and was informed there wasn't appropriate seating for a party of 7 so was drafted to the overflow "esq" - therefore a bad start to the day. Victor, the manager was profusely apologetic...More

Thank Kk F
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Went to have dinner on a Friday night. It took the waitress 20 mins to ask for our order. I ordered the mixed meat pepper soup and it was watery and bland. My friend had the edikiankan and that was average as well. I was...More

Thank niksmatic
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This Restaurant never disappoints. Been here a few times in the past but hadn't visited for a few months. Came here with a group of 7 last weekend and Wow, what a change in the whole decor. Simply beautiful. The food, Authenticaly delicious as always...More

Thank Ayo L
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Dear Ayo L, Thank you for your World Class 5 stars review. We love reading your reviews on TripAdvisor. The entire team and chefs create and recreate the very tools which we use to satisfy and satiate our conglomerates. It is our will - and...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Possibly one of the best Nigerian restaurant in London (most definitely South east London). We have been visiting 805 since 2002 and still rate it as one of the best African restaurants. It's expanded over the years but maintained the fabulous menu Their fish is...More

2  Thank Thani404
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Dear Thani404, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. It is really great to see that you had a fabulous experience with us. Thank you very much for the compliments which you expressed in your review of our restaurant. We are happy to know that...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Easter outing with my family as a first time visitor. My dad (who was visiting from Nigeria) & I were pleasantly surprised with the ambience. The food was tasty and huge! Our waitress, Oyinye, was really friendly with a lovely welcoming smile. She made the...More

Thank SamTorez
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Dear SamTorez, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are pleased to know that you had a memorable experience and happy that we were able to met your expectations. It will be a great pleasure to see you again here. Best regards, Victor...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Authentic Nigeria food inexpensive large quantities worth the trip or have it delivered and avoid the relaxed serviceMore

Thank Ola J
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Dear Ola J, Thank you for your time to share your opinion on TripAdvisor. It is always a pleasure to share a great a moment and I am delighted to note your experience was enjoyable. Along with my team, I sincerely appreciate your comments. We...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

It has a very warm welcoming, Food was on, could have been better. Staff can't complain. I have had worse from other places. Overall I would say we had a pleasant time.More

Thank Brown C
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Dear Brown C, Thank you very much for writing your experience at 805 on our Tripadvisor page. Please be assured that your feedback, both positive and constructive is of immense value to us. Please let me apologise on behalf of our front of house team...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

An adventurous foodie, decided to try 805. It was an experience, jaloff rice, rice and fish was tasty. Try to book as it gets busy. Parking limited outside so you may need to park at Morrisons which is nearbyMore

Thank Linda H
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Dear Linda H, Thank you for letting us know your experience in our restaurant. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed our jollof rice and fish as we are all about a full experience where we play with your senses and have a...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017

I highly, highly recommend this place and I can't wait to go back. This was my first time eating authentic Nigerian food and we came here for dinner with a Nigerian friend who ordered some of his favourite dishes. The food is spicy (I loved...More

1  Thank Daniel H
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Dear Daniel H, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience fully on your last visit with us. Your comments motivate us to keep doing what we love doing so much! Your feedback is the greatest complement we could ask for. Thank you...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017

I took my wife here for the first time to give proper Naija food. We had a lovely experience, my wife said she loved it. We both had jollof rice, plantain and beef/mixed grill. Our Moroccan waiter was very good, can't remember his name. Lovely...More

1  Thank George P
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Dear George P, All of the above left us with smiles on our faces. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your time spent in our restaurant while Mohammed served you. Positive guest’s comments such as yours inspire us to continue striving for...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 Old Kent Road, London SE15 1NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8639 0808
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