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This family-run restaurant does a sterling job of bringing the spirit of Eritrea to south London. Neither the nation itself nor her cuisine are well known, but it struck a chord with general East African flavours (chickpeas, cracked wheat etc) plus a little Eritrean mystery..
Being a former Italian colony, there were some standard pasta dishes on offer too, but we went for the traditional home-grown option which consisted of a collection of large, light, lemony pancakes topped with various pungent meat stews. We loved getting mucky eating with our hands, and it was a pleasure to lick your fingers after.
The atmosphere is really fantastic, especially after your meal when the traditionally-dressed staff starts wafting around incense and roasted coffee beans. Beware the moreish aromatic coffee though - it will keep you up all night.
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Today (Saturday) Asmara closes at midnight
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Brockwell Park, Norwood Road, SE24 | 11 minutes from Asmara
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575 Wandsworth Road, SW8 | 25 minutes from Asmara
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Gate 2, 188 Kirtling Street, Battersea, London SW8 | 34 minutes from Asmara
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