If you're into Eritrean cooking, this is the place to head. The experience will introduce the novice to eating using 'pancake-thin' Injera bread as a way of eating your food - as you eat by picking up each mouthful in a small piece of bread.
Expect an atmospheric dining room bedecked with little mosobs (hand-woven round 'tables') and a multitude of modern Afro furnishings.
Starters such as 'Meat Sambosa' (filled with mildly-spiced lamb); 'Houmous'; 'Felafel' and 'Injera Sinach Rolls' set the style.
Main courses are stew-like in style, with a sauce suitably thick to be easily picked up in a piece of Injera. Perhaps ' Awaze Quluwa' (cubes of lamb, sautéed with onions, tomatoes and chili sauce); 'Shiro' (finely-ground chick peas flavoured with olive oil & spices); 'Derho' (a spiced chicken stew) and 'Bamia mis Siga' (okra stew with beef) among the listings.
Vegetarians have plenty of interesting, tasty, options - seafood lovers will be disappointed.
A few simple desserts are offered as a finale.
Service is both friendly and helpful.
- Food Style: Eritrean
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 18.00-23.00; set meals for two from £28.95 to £39.95; mains £8 to £12
- Dinner: Mon-Fri 18.00-23.00; Sat & Sun 15.00-23.30; set meals for two from £28.95 to £39.95; mains £8 to £12
- Wine: a concise list kicks off at around the £15 mark
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Westbourne Park Underground
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Closed: a few days over Christmas & the New Year