386 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LF


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 (Tuesday) Asmara closes at midnight














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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

Herne Hill Railway Station
14 minutes walk

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