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
 
Railway Stations

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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 £67  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
 
 
 
Church Street Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £50  31% off
29-33 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 | 25 minutes from Asmara
Billing itself as 'a Spanish Americana oasis in the heart of downtown South London', the Church Street Hotel is certainly unique and boutique-y. Frida Kahlo stares ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London- Vauxhall Nine Elms
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £64  40% 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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Rosie's Deli Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
14e Market Row, Brixton Market, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
The counter at Rosie's Deli Cafe is stacked high with all your unusual culinary requirements. Less run of the mill is the 1950s styling and unusual ... More
 
 
 
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Franco Manca, Brixton
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
4 Market Row, Brixton Market, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
When Franco Manca say they use slow-rising sourdough to make their pizzas they mean slow-rising. The organic flour, yeast and water sourdough mixture is left for ... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
441 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
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Shameless
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 6th May 2016 - 10pm
Living Bar, 443 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
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Helena Hauff & Pearson Sound
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 6th May 2016 - 6pm-4am
Phonox, 418 Brixton Road, SW9 | 4 minutes from Asmara
With an uncompromising style that takes as much from electro as it does from techno, Hauff will be joined by one of Hessle Audio's leading men....More
 
 
 
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Rat Boy
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 6th May 2016 - 7pm-11pm
Electric Brixton, 1 Town Hall Parade, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 4 minutes from Asmara
Hip hop and punk from Chelmsford singer and producer, Jordan Cardy. With support from Zibra and Vitamins....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
 
 
 
Upstairs At The Ritzy
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Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Asmara
Smack bang in the heart of Brixton, Upstairs at the Ritzy is the vibrant bar above the Ritzy Cinema, open 7 nights a week. A cultural ... 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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Photofusion
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
17a Electric Lane, Brixton, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
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Windrush Square
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Brixton Hill, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Asmara
Windrush Square is a public open space in the heart of Lambeth, opposite the Edwardian town hall. Part of the historic Rush Common, it was formed ... More
 
 
 
Lambeth Town Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brixton Hill, Brixton, London SW2 | 4 minutes from Asmara
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Book Mongers
London > Shopping > Books
439 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
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Souls of Black Folks
London > Shopping > Books
407 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
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First Choice Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
40 Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
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Lambeth Education, 1st Floor, International House, Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, London SW9 | 3 minutes from Asmara
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Body Alliance
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
88 Atlantic Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 2 minutes from Asmara
Pilates, osteopathy, massage, kinesiology, reflexology and other therapies are offered at Body Alliance in Brixton. Body Alliance was set up by Iovana Velasquez who has created ... More
 
 
 
Brixton Topcats
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Brixton Recreation Centre. 27 Brixton Station Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 3 minutes from Asmara
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Rough House (Brixton Recreation Centre)
London > Leisure > Spectator Sport
Brixton Recreation Centre, 27 Brixton Station Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 3 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 Crown & Greyhound
London > Nightlife > Pubs
73 Dulwich Village, SE21 | 29 minutes from Asmara
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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
This funky little jazz bar is one of South London's hidden delights. Don't worry about the depressingly empty pub section you can see from the street. ... More
 
 
 
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Barrio Brixton
London > Nightlife > Bars
30 Acre Lane, SW2 | 4 minutes from Asmara
Brazilian-inspired cocktail bar and cantina Barrio Brixton serves tapas-style food, plus late night club with DJs. Taking its name from the ... More
 
 
 
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Dogstar Brixton
London > Business > Venue Hire
389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, Brixton, London SW9 | 1 minute from Asmara
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Brixton Ritzy Cinema
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Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, Brixton, London SW2 | 2 minutes from Asmara
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Plan B
London > Business > Venue Hire
418 Brixton Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 4 minutes from Asmara
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