Merkato †

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

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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.


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Live music.
Takeaway available.
Good vegetarian choices.

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