Merkato

ADDRESS
196 Caledonian Road, King's Cross, Kings Cross, London N1 0SL†
RESERVATIONS
OPENING TIMES
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday: 13:00-23:59
PRICES
Under £25

Nearby

MerkatoThis superb Ethiopian restaurant can be a bit intimidating for the uninitiated. There’s raucous music from live musicians and ordering can be confusing from a menu full of dishes like wot, tibs and kifko. However, the staff are very helpful and the food is first class. It can feel like a bar at times but most customers will find their visit so enjoyable that they too linger for drinks. This is a great place for a relaxed occasion, and has extensive vegetarian options.


Notes:
Live music.
Takeaway available.
Good vegetarian choices.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

King's Cross Tube Station
9 minutes walk
Angel Tube Station
11 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Camden Road Overground Station
20 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Judd Street NCP
14 minutes walk
Elia Mews Car Park
15 minutes walk

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