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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Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £155  39% 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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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £116  40% off
Dolphin Square, SW1V | 2 miles from Asmara
Dolphin House is a wonderfully quiet spot.The tranquillity is all the more surprising given its close proximity to Victoria, making it convenient for Westminster and Tate ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London- Vauxhall Nine Elms
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £75  21% off
87 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 27 minutes from Asmara
Recently redeveloped in a contemporary style, the Holiday Inn Express London -Vauxhall Nine Elms is a budget hotel located just south of the river Thames. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Kudu
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
119 Queens Road, SE15 | 2.5 miles from Asmara
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Adulis Clapham Junction
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
112 St Johns Hill, SW11 | 2.8 miles from Asmara
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Adulis
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
44 Brixton Road, Stockwell, London SW9 | 24 minutes from Asmara
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Rosie's Deli Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
14e Market Row, Brixton Market, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
The counter at Rosie's Deli Cafe is stacked high with all your unusual culinary requirements. Less run of the mill is the 1950s styling and unusual ... More
 
 
 
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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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Salon
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
18 Market Row, SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
Taking his Salon next door, chef Nicholas Balfe reopens his Brixton restaurant in September 2017 with a beautiful new design, brand ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 9th August 2019 to 2nd July 2021 - 9pm-4am
Asmara, 389 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
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London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 7th August 2020 - 11pm-5am
Asmara, 1 Town Hall Parade, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 4 minutes from Asmara
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 21st August 2020 - 7pm
Asmara, 1 Town Hall Parade, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 4 minutes from Asmara
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Ritzy Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Asmara
If the Ritzy were a cat, it would have used up most of its nine lives. The cinema started life in 1910 as the Electric Pavilion, ... More
 
 
 
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Electric Brixton
London > Entertainment > Live Music
1 Town Hall Parade, Brixton Hill, Brixton, London SW2 | 4 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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Block 336
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
336 Brixton Road, SW9 | 9 minutes from Asmara
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Brixton Windmill
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Windmill Gardens, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 13 minutes from Asmara
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Studio Voltaire
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1a Nelsons Row, SW4 | 17 minutes from Asmara
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Brixton Village
London > Shopping > Markets
Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, 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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The Old Post Office Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
76 Landor Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 12 minutes from Asmara
In a former Post Office in Lyham Road, Clapham North, The Old Post Office Bakery set up shop in 1982. That was after they'd been serving ... More
 
 
 
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Le Club Tricolore
London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Ballingdon Road, Wandsworth, SW11 | 2.1 miles from Asmara
Get the kids interested in learning can be difficult, especially with regards to a foreign language. However, if they start at a young age what can ... More
 
 
 
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 16 minutes from Asmara
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The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 29 minutes from Asmara
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Pop Fields
London > Leisure > Attractions for Kids
49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 | 5 minutes from Asmara
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Brockwell Lido
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Lido Park Gardens, Brockwell Park, SE24 | 10 minutes from Asmara
This excellent community sports facility was built by the London County Council in 1937. And, after a period of closure, Brockwell Lido re-opened in July 2007. ... More
 
 
 
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Ruskin Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Denmark Hill, SE5 | 18 minutes from Asmara
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The Prince Of Wales Brixton
London > Nightlife > Pubs
467-469 Brixton Road, Brixton, SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
Spread over several floors, the Prince of Wales Brixton is a pub meets club where the party crowds gather from Friday through to Sunday and throughout ... More
 
 
 
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Hive
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
11-13 Station Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 2 minutes from Asmara
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Effra
London > Nightlife > Pubs
38a Kellet Road, Brixton, London SW2 | 3 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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The Wine Parlour
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
89 Brixton Village, SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
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Taproom by Brixton Village
London > Nightlife > Bars
43-44 Brixton Village, Coldharbour Lane, SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
Following the same ethos as their original site in Bethnal Green, Taproom by Brixton Village, the second outlet from the Taproom team, found within Brixton Village, ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2.1 miles from Asmara
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Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gallery Road, SE21 | 30 minutes from Asmara
Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ... More
 
 
 
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The Battersea Barge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 34 minutes from Asmara
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