Lalibela

 
 
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137 Fortess Road, NW5 2HR 
 
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Bohemian Ethiopian restaurant with unique rituals and relaxed ambience.

Forget knives and forks, eating with your fingers is the way forward at Lalibela. Encouraging a truly hands-on approach, the food in this Ethiopian eatery is designed to be enjoyed. The menu is divided between vegetarian, meat and fish dishes (with the latter arguably the best) but the advised approach is to order a combination of different dishes from each menu and to tuck in and taste them all. Expect delicious, heavily marinated dishes accompanied by mash, split peas, rice and warm bread, perfect for dipping and dunking. The service is excellent - jovial, relaxed and knowledgeable, which is important as the menu is a tad confusing and needs careful deciphering from someone who knows what they?re talking about. Split over two levels, with a fairly noisy bar and art gallery area downstairs and more relaxed dining area upstairs with low stools by large windows, this has become a very trendy spot, despite its off-centre location. Ethic knick-knacks are prevalent throughout the bohemian building, as is the delicate musky smell of frankincense, the presence of which becomes all too clear when you order coffee... First the beans are brought ceremoniously to your table, roasting and steaming away in a small pan. They are then removed in order to be ground only to return minutes later in a delicate teapot with dinky cups and a glowing, warm nugget of frankincense. It?s not expensive either.

Best for:
Finger-licking and finger dipping, Frankincense scents, knick knacks, coffee ceremonies and low stools.

Did you know?
Lalibela is a small town in the middle of the Ethiopian highlands.

 

Opening and closing times for Lalibela

Today (Wednesday) Lalibela closes at 23.30

Monday:

18.00
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23.30
 
 

Tuesday:

18.00
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23.30
 
 

Wednesday:

18.00
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23.30
 
 

Thursday:

12.00
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16.00
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18.00
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23.30
 
 

Friday:

12.00
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16.00
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18.00
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23.30
 
 

Saturday:

12.00
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16.00
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18.00
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23.30
 
 

Sunday:

12.00
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16.00
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17.00
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22.30
 
 

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London's Best Events 2014

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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel  from £74  42% off
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Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel London
Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £83  42% off
30 Jamestown Road, NW1 | 22 minutes from Lalibela
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London Marriott Hotel Regents Park London
London Marriott Hotel Regents Park
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £106  30% off
128 King Henry's Road, NW3 | 32 minutes from Lalibela
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Queen of Sheba London
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Queen of Sheba
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12 Fortess Road, NW5 | 5 minutes from Lalibela
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Shaka Zulu London
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Shaka Zulu
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Stables Market, Camden, Camden Town, London NW1 | 20 minutes from Lalibela
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Acoustic Sessions London
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 2nd October and Thursday 6th November 2014 - 7.30pm
The Hideaway, 114 Junction Road, Archway, N19 | 7 minutes from Lalibela
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Stage Fright London
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Stage Fright
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 17th September, 15th October and 19th November 2014 - 7.30pm
The Hideaway, 114 Junction Road, Archway, N19 | 7 minutes from Lalibela
Multimedia work exploring the relationship between the gallery and the stage....More
 
 
 
Doctor Low's Medicine Show London
On Soon
Doctor Low's Medicine Show
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th September, 16th October and 20th November 2014 - 7.30pm
The Hideaway, 114 Junction Road, Archway, N19 | 7 minutes from Lalibela
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The Forum London
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The Forum
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9-17 Highgate Road, NW51JY | 6 minutes from Lalibela
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Theatre Collection, Above The Lord Stanley Pub London
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Theatre Collection, Above The Lord Stanley Pub
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51 Camden Park Road, NW1 | 14 minutes from Lalibela
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The Barfly Camden London
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The Barfly Camden
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49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 19 minutes from Lalibela
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London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Waterlow Park Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 | 16 minutes from Lalibela
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176 Gallery London
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176 Gallery
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176 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 | 18 minutes from Lalibela
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Highgate Cemetery London
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Highgate Cemetery
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Swains Lane, N6 | 18 minutes from Lalibela
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158a Camden Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 19 minutes from Lalibela
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Escapade London
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Escapade
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45-46 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 19 minutes from Lalibela
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Ecole de Mime Corporel Dramatique
London > Education > Evening Classes
Unit 207, Belgravia Workshop, 157-163 Marlborough Road, N19 | 20 minutes from Lalibela
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Jenius Social
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 23 minutes from Lalibela
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Out of the Bloom London
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Out of the Bloom
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89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 24 minutes from Lalibela
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Parliament Hill London
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Highgate Road, NW5 | 3 minutes from Lalibela
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Caroline Pick Yoga London
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Caroline Pick Yoga
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131 Brecknock Road, N19 | 5 minutes from Lalibela
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Parliament Hill Lido
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The Junction Tavern London
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The Junction Tavern
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101 Fortess Road, NW5 | 2 minutes from Lalibela
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The Pineapple London
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The Pineapple
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
51 Leverton Street, NW5 | 3 minutes from Lalibela
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86 Highgate Road, NW5 | 5 minutes from Lalibela
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The Champagne Bar London
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The Champagne Bar
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St Pancras International, Euston Road, NW1 | 15 minutes from Lalibela
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The Lock Tavern London
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The Lock Tavern
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 19 minutes from Lalibela
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EGG London
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EGG
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
200 York Way, King's Cross, London N7 | 23 minutes from Lalibela
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Roundhouse London
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Roundhouse
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 20 minutes from Lalibela
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Kings Place London
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 33 minutes from Lalibela
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Union Chapel London
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Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 35 minutes from Lalibela
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Stage Fright
Exhibitions | Until 19th November 2014 

The Hideaway 7 minutes walk from Lalibela

Multimedia work exploring the relationship between the gallery and the stage....More

Life Drawing: Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 29th October 2014 

Islington Arts Factory 15 minutes walk from Lalibela

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MakeMoreArt: Workshop (Ages 12-16)
Exhibitions | Until 29th October 2014 

Islington Arts Factory 15 minutes walk from Lalibela

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Egyptian Dance: Advanced: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 29th October 2014 

Islington Arts Factory 15 minutes walk from Lalibela

A workshop intended for those with at least three years previous experience of this traditional women's dance....More

Caribbean Dance: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 29th October 2014 

Islington Arts Factory 15 minutes walk from Lalibela

With Sheba Montserrat....More

Egyptian Dance: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 26th November 2014 

Islington Arts Factory 15 minutes walk from Lalibela

Traditional women's dance from the Middle East....More

Capoeira: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 29th October 2014 

Islington Arts Factory 15 minutes walk from Lalibela

Learn the skills of the Brazilian martial art....More

Tara
Concerts | On 17th September 2014 

Fiddlers Elbow 16 minutes walk from Lalibela

The London-based group performs its rock songs. With support from Elevant....More

Life Drawing
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2014 

176 Gallery 18 minutes walk from Lalibela

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Cathy Stocker: Sitting for Cathy
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2014 

Lauderdale House 18 minutes walk from Lalibela

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