This 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.
Good vegetarian choices.
Opening and closing times for Merkato
Today (Monday) Merkato closes at 22.30
LondonTown.com - Merkato Location Map
Further articles featuring Merkato on LondonTown.com
Plan the perfect year in London with our pick of the capital's best events in 2014. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.
Hotels near Merkato
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £70† 30% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 8 minutes from Merkato
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £83† 37% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 10 minutes from Merkato
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
Also in Caledonian Road
Our recommendations in the same street as Merkato
What's On Today
Speirs + Major: HALFLIFE
Exhibitions | Until 6th March 2016
King's Cross Foot Tunnel 10 minutes walk from Merkato
From Friday 6th March commuters and pedestrians using the new Allies & Morrison King's Cross foot tunnel will be greeted ...More
Theatre | Until 23rd May 2015
Almeida Theatre 12 minutes walk from Merkato
Part of a series of plays at the Almeida that look at materialism, money and what we value, Carmen Disruption ...More
Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London
Theatre | Until 9th May 2015
The King's Head 12 minutes walk from Merkato
Alison Skilbeck's one-woman show explores the public and hidden life of one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th ...More
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 4th May 2015
Sadler's Wells Theatre 13 minutes walk from Merkato
This annual four-day international festival of hip hop and dance theatre, curated by Sadler's Wells associate artist Jonzi D, is ...More
Hotels near Merkato
From cheap budget places to stay to luxury 5 star hotels see our deals for Merkato hotels, including DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington from 81% off.