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Lalibela – Taste of Ethiopia in the capital

For most people, food tastes are either influenced by your roots and/or by your travels. The latter sadly means that there are types of cuisine that you might never get to experience unless you go there. Fortunately, London is such a big melting pot of cultures where there is an excellent variety of food and the foray into this exotic cuisine did not disappoint.

Lalibela is an Ethiopian restaurant. Most reviews say that they serve authentic Ethiopian dishes but as I’ve never been to Ethiopia, I wouldn’t be able to tell. All I know is that they serve quite a selection of delicious semi-dry stews – predominantly with lamb but there are vegetarian variations, too. My ignorance with this type of food almost made me miss the injera – a tangy pancake where you soak/wrap your main food with – as I ordered rice to go with my lamb stew. Luckily, the injera they serve is big enough to share with at least 3 other persons so I got to taste it, too.

A fitting finish to this wonderful experience is the coffee, which is, as a coffee-lover, about the only thing I knew about Ethiopian cuisine. Now, of course, I know better, thanks to Lalibela.

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137 Fortess Road, London

Telephone number


Opening Times

Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00, Sun - Mon 18:00 - 22:00


Main dish: £ 8.95


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)