Asmara

 
 
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386 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LF 
 
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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.

 

Opening and closing times for Asmara

Today (Friday) Asmara closes at midnight

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LondonTown.com - Asmara Location Map

 
 
 
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Brixton Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
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The Dogstar 1 minute walk from Asmara

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Photofusion 1 minute walk from Asmara

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LOST Theatre 4 minutes walk from Asmara

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