Asmara  

 
 
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386 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LF
 
 
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Mon-Sun: 5.30pm-12midnight
 

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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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Underground Stations

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Brixton Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Clapham North Tube Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Herne Hill Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £67  21% off
354 Queenstown Road, SW8 | 2 miles from Asmara
Situated along the River Thames, opposite Battersea Park, Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel is the first UK hotel from the Portuguese Pestana Hotels and Resorts Group. The ... More
 
 
 
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29-33 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 | 25 minutes from Asmara
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Holiday Inn Express London- Vauxhall Nine Elms
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87 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 27 minutes from Asmara
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Rosie's Deli Cafe
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14e Market Row, Brixton Market, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
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Franco Manca, Brixton
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
4 Market Row, Brixton Market, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
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441 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
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Dekmantel Soundsystem
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 30th September 2016 - 8pm-4am
Asmara, 418 Brixton Road, SW9 | 4 minutes from Asmara
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Garage Sessions
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 30th September 2016 - 10pm-6am
Asmara, 1 Town Hall Parade, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 4 minutes from Asmara
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Micky Flanagan: Work In Progress
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October 2016
Asmara, 208 Wandsworth Road, SW8 | 4 minutes from Asmara
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Ritzy Picturehouse
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Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Asmara
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Upstairs At The Ritzy
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Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Asmara
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O2 Academy Brixton
London > Entertainment > Live Music
211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 5 minutes from Asmara
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17a Electric Lane, Brixton, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
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Windrush Square
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Brixton Hill, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Asmara
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Lambeth Town Hall
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Brixton Hill, Brixton, London SW2 | 4 minutes from Asmara
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Book Mongers
London > Shopping > Books
439 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
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407 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
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Pop Brixton
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Brixton Station Road, SW9 | 5 minutes from Asmara
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Lambeth Education, 1st Floor, International House, Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, London SW9 | 3 minutes from Asmara
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Body Alliance
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88 Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 2 minutes from Asmara
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Brixton Recreation Centre. 27 Brixton Station Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 3 minutes from Asmara
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49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 | 5 minutes from Asmara
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Hive
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
11-13 Station Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 2 minutes from Asmara
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Effra
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38a Kellet Road, Brixton, London SW2 | 3 minutes from Asmara
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Windsor Walk, Denmark Hill, SE5 | 22 minutes from Asmara
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Champagne + Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
Expanding from their Covent Garden shop into Brixton, Champagne & Fromage, the venture owned by French Bubbles founders, Maud Fierobe and Stefano Frigerio, can be found ... More
 
 
 
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Ritzy Cafe
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Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Asmara
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Barrio Brixton
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30 Acre Lane, SW2 | 4 minutes from Asmara
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Dogstar Brixton
London > Business > Venue Hire
389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
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Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Asmara
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418 Brixton Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 4 minutes from Asmara
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