Asmara  

 
 
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386 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LF
 
 
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Mon-Sun: 5.30pm-12midnight
 

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This family-run restaurant does a sterling job of bringing the spirit of Eritrea to south London. Neither the nation itself nor her cuisine are well known, but it struck a chord with general East African flavours (chickpeas, cracked wheat etc) plus a little Eritrean mystery..

Being a former Italian colony, there were some standard pasta dishes on offer too, but we went for the traditional home-grown option which consisted of a collection of large, light, lemony pancakes topped with various pungent meat stews. We loved getting mucky eating with our hands, and it was a pleasure to lick your fingers after.

The atmosphere is really fantastic, especially after your meal when the traditionally-dressed staff starts wafting around incense and roasted coffee beans. Beware the moreish aromatic coffee though - it will keep you up all night.

 

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Brixton Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Clapham North Tube Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
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Herne Hill Railway Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel & Spa
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £121  30% off
354 Queenstown Road, SW8 | 2 miles from Asmara
Situated along the River Thames, opposite Battersea Park, Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel is the first UK hotel from the Portuguese Pestana Hotels and Resorts Group. The ... More
 
 
 
Dolphin House Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £74  24% off
Dolphin Square, SW1V | 2 miles from Asmara
Dolphin House is a wonderfully quiet spot.The tranquillity is all the more surprising given its close proximity to Victoria, making it convenient for Westminster and Tate ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London- Vauxhall Nine Elms
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £64  37% off
87 South Lambeth Road, SW8 | 27 minutes from Asmara
Recently redeveloped in a contemporary style, the Holiday Inn Express London -Vauxhall Nine Elms is a budget hotel located just south of the river Thames. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Adulis Clapham Junction
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
112 St Johns Hill, SW11 | 2.8 miles from Asmara
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Numidie
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
48 Westow Hill, SE19 | 3.2 miles from Asmara
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Adulis
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
44 Brixton Road, Stockwell, London SW9 | 24 minutes from Asmara
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Rosie's Deli Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
14e Market Row, Brixton Market, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
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Franco Manca, Brixton
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
4 Market Row, Brixton Market, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
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Phoenix Restaurant
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441 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
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Laid Bare
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Wednesday 26th April 2017 - 7.30pm
Asmara, Coldharbour Lane, SW2 | 2 minutes from Asmara
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DMAs
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 26th April 2017 - 7pm
Asmara, 1 Town Hall Parade, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 4 minutes from Asmara
The three-piece formed in Sydney in 2014 present their raw brand of alt rock....More
 
 
 
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Migos & Lil Yachty
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th April 2017 - 7pm
Asmara, 211 Stockwell Road, SW9 | 5 minutes from Asmara
Hip hop collective Migos, alongside the recording artist Lil Yachty, perform their respective hit singles....More
 
 
 
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Ritzy Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Asmara
If the Ritzy were a cat, it would have used up most of its nine lives. The cinema started life in 1910 as the Electric Pavilion, ... More
 
 
 
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O2 Academy Brixton
London > Entertainment > Live Music
211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 5 minutes from Asmara
This former cinema with its art deco interior, proscenium arch and 140ft dome is London's most celebrated venue for live music, winning Best Live Venue at ... More
 
 
 
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Hootananny Brixton
London > Entertainment > Pubs
95 Effra Road, SW2 | 8 minutes from Asmara
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Brixton Windmill
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Windmill Gardens, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 13 minutes from Asmara
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Oasis Adventure Playground
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Larkhall Lane, SW8 | 20 minutes from Asmara
The excellent Oasis Adventure Playground provides supervised adventure play sessions for local children aged 6 to 16 who can zip down the zip wire, ... More
 
 
 
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Khadambi Asalache House (575 Wandsworth Road)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
575 Wandsworth Road, SW8 | 25 minutes from Asmara
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Pop Brixton
London > Shopping >
Brixton Station Road, SW9 | 5 minutes from Asmara
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The Old Post Office Bakery
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
76 Landor Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 12 minutes from Asmara
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M Moen & Sons
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
24 The Pavement, SW4 | 23 minutes from Asmara
This very British butcher's, founded in 1971 by Maurice Moen and run by his son Garry, is traditional in the best sense of the word. Meat ... More
 
 
 
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Le Club Tricolore
London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Ballingdon Road, Wandsworth, SW11 | 2.1 miles from Asmara
Get the kids interested in learning can be difficult, especially with regards to a foreign language. However, if they start at a young age what can ... More
 
 
 
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 16 minutes from Asmara
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
 
 
 
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The Wine and Food Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
93 Hazelbourne Road, SW12 | 29 minutes from Asmara
It's kind of an evening class, kind of a dinner party... Led by FHM's Kenneth Harry Putt, the WFA wine appreciation classes are based around tasting ... More
 
 
 
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Pop Fields
London > Leisure > Attractions for Kids
49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 | 5 minutes from Asmara
Play sport, watch all the sporting action and kick back with food and drink at Pop Fields, the place to ... More
 
 
 
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Brockwell Lido
London > Leisure >
Lido Park Gardens, Brockwell Park, SE24 | 10 minutes from Asmara
This excellent community sports facility was built by the London County Council in 1937. And, after a period of closure, Brockwell Lido re-opened in July 2007. ... More
 
 
 
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Oasis Nature Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Larkhall Lane, SW4 | 20 minutes from Asmara
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Hive
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
11-13 Station Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 2 minutes from Asmara
Though it has the look of a Carnaby Street style bar, with funky lighting and minimalist decor in gunmetal grey, this new Brixton joint differs from ... More
 
 
 
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Effra
London > Nightlife > Pubs
38a Kellet Road, Brixton, London SW2 | 3 minutes from Asmara
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The Commercial
London > Nightlife > Pubs
212 Railton Road, SE24 | 15 minutes from Asmara
Blending the relaxed vibe of nearby Dulwich Village and the party feel of Brixton The Commercial is perfectly suited to its ... More
 
 
 
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Champagne + Fromage
London > Nightlife > Bars
10-11 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
Expanding from their Covent Garden shop into Brixton, Champagne & Fromage, the venture owned by French Bubbles founders, Maud Fierobe and Stefano Frigerio, can be found ... More
 
 
 
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Ritzy Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
Brixton Oval, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Asmara
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Phonox
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
418 Brixton Road, SW9 | 4 minutes from Asmara
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2.1 miles from Asmara
Conference facilities can accomodate up to 1550 people.... More
 
 
 
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Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gallery Road, SE21 | 30 minutes from Asmara
Designed by London architect Sir John Soane in 1811, Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built art gallery and holds one of the most celebrated ... More
 
 
 
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The Battersea Barge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Walk, Nine Elms Lane, Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, Battersea, London SW8 | 34 minutes from Asmara
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Sleeping Trees Comedy Banquet
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