Habesha  

 
 
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189 - 191 New Kent Road, Southwark, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 4AG
 
 
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Centrally located on London's New Kent Road, a short walk from the Elephant and Castle tube station, is Habesha, an Ethiopian restaurant just oozing authenticity. This relaxed and vibrant dining room has a lively atmosphere extremely well suited to the typically laid back, inclusive style of eating particular to East Asia. Much care has gone in to making Habesha's menu live up to the much loved cuisine of home, from the sourcing of typical ingredients such as mitmita seasoning and teff flour to the rustic serving style with stewed dishes served with injera - a bread native to Ethiopia and Eritrea, used to pick up food by hand. On the drinks menu not only will you find a selection of juices, soft drinks and European wines but drinks direct from Africa too; native brewed beers, honey wine, mint tea and, an ideal choice for a lazy afternoon, the typical Ethiopian coffee ceremony can be enjoyed here too.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Elephant & Castle Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Borough Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
London Bridge Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Bermondsey Square Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £66  27% off
Bermondsey Square, SE1 | 9 minutes from Habesha
Bermondsey Square Hotel offers a peaceful place to stay with its 80 bedrooms taking up one side of the traffic-free square. All rooms in this modern ... More
 
 
 
Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £283  38% off
31 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 14 minutes from Habesha
The first ever luxury Shangri-La Hotel in London has the unique selling point of occupying the upper floors of one of the tallest buildings in Europe. ... More
 
 
 
H10 London Waterloo Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  41% off
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 14 minutes from Habesha
The H10 London Waterloo is a recently-built hotel providing comfortable and well-lit rooms and an ideally-located base from which to get around central London. The hotel ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Modern European restaurants nearest Habesha

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Shebele Ethiopian Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
189-191 New Kent Road, Southwark, London SE1 | Same location as Habesha
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Ivory Arch
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
80 Walworth Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Habesha
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Dragon Castle
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
100 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 7 minutes from Habesha
This impressive Cantonese restaurant is one of the first symbols of the glacially slow regeneration of Elephant & Castle. Occupying the attractive ground floor of one ... More
 
 
 
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New Arts And Crafts Marketplace
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 12th March to 30th July 2016 - 11.30am-5.30pm
The Artworks Elephant, Elephant Road, SE17 | 6 minutes from Habesha
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Through The Mill
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th to 30th July 2016 - Various Times
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 7 minutes from Habesha
Set during the filming of The Judy Garland Show in 1963 and chronicling the production difficulties behind the scenes, interspersed with the actress' rise to fame ...More
 
 
 
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Stalking the Bogeyman
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 13th July to 6th August 2016
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 7 minutes from Habesha
Gerard McCarthy, one of the better actors in Hollyoaks (in the role of Kris Fisher) and who also played Kevin McSwain in The Fall starring Gillian ...More
 
 
 
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The Coronet Theatre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Habesha
This 2600-capacity venue hosts some of the most rocking club nights and live music events in town. Starting out life as a Victorian theatre - staging ... More
 
 
 
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The Artworks Elephant
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 6 minutes from Habesha
Repositioning refurbished shipping containers as retail spaces and offices for creative startups, The Artworks Elephant turns Elephant and Castle into "the new Shoreditch", according to the ... More
 
 
 
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Southwark Playhouse
London > Entertainment > Theatres
77-85 Newington Causeway, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Habesha
The Southwark Playhouse, one of London's best fringe theatres, has found a temporary home for five years at 77-85 Newington Causeway, a huge warehouse in ... More
 
 
 
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Harper Road Flats
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
157 Harper Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Habesha
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Cuming Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
151 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 6 minutes from Habesha
The worldwide collection of the Cuming Family accompanies exhibitions on the history of Southwark (from Roman times to the 19th century) in this unique museum. The ... More
 
 
 
Avonmouth House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
6 Avonmouth Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Habesha
A popular venue with private and public sector clients, this smart, modern purpose built training and conference venue has natural daylight and air conditioning in all ... More
 
 
 
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Safeway
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
New Kent Road, Southwark, London SE1 | Same location as Habesha
A large international supermarket chain. Sells a huge variety of fresh and frozen foods and household products. ... More
 
 
 
Recycling
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
110 Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 6 minutes from Habesha
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Baldwins
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
171-173 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 7 minutes from Habesha
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Southwark Student Support
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Atkins Education Services, 144 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 7 minutes from Habesha
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UK Thai Chi
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Arrol House, Rockingham Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Habesha
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Hollywood Bowl
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Surrey Quays, Toredo Street, Surrey Quays, Southwark, London SE17 | 6 minutes from Habesha
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Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from Habesha
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
 
 
 
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 13 minutes from Habesha
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from ... More
 
 
 
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Wheatsheaf
London > Nightlife > Pubs
6 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 14 minutes from Habesha
Following a three-year closure due to the Thameslink building works, the Wheatsheaf pub next to Borough Market reopened in December 2012. Drinkers who mourned the loss ... More
 
 
 
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Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 6 minutes from Habesha
A superbly designed two-room club and arts venue that captures the feeling of an illegal party in a squatted industrial space - while still being clean, ... More
 
 
 
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The Coronet Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
26-28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Habesha
This 2600-capacity venue hosts some of the most rocking club nights and live music events in town. Starting out life as a Victorian theare, staging melodramas, ... More
 
 
 
 

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Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day
Theatre | Until 17th September 2016 

Old Vic Theatre 19 minutes walk from Habesha

Based on the 1993 comedy starring Bill Murray, a new stage musical of Groundhog Day will ...More

 
Marisa Merz & El Anatsui
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Habesha

Sculptural installations highlighting artists' use of diverse materials and unusual techniques....More

Gustav Metzger
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Habesha

Works including the installation Liquid Crystal Environment, 1965, made with unstable materials and chemical reactions to explore processes of change, ...More

Magdalena Abakanowicz
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Habesha

Soft sculptures reflecting an interest in biological systems, organic matter and regeneration, topics the artist has discussed with scientists in ...More

Assemblage
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Habesha

Mixed-media sculpture and collage from the 20th century, celebrating the popularity of the technique of juxtaposing different objects and materials ...More

Giacometti
Exhibitions | Until 10th September 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Habesha

Works by the Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker Alberto Giacometti, focusing on the distinctly recognisable and surreal post-war sculptures ...More

Marcel Duchamp: Fountain 1917
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Habesha

A replica, from 1964, of the artist's iconic readymade, considered one of the most influential works of the 20th-century....More

Expanded Painting
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Habesha

Works by artists including Pinot Gallizio, Shozo Shimamoto, Niki de Saint Phalle, Sam Gilliam, Richard Smith and Frank Bowling, providing ...More

Summer School 2016
Exhibitions | Until 29th July 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Habesha

A week of artist-led pop up activities....More

Everyday Alchemy: Contemporary Sculpture
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from Habesha

Sculptures which use commonplace objects to explore notions of value. Featured artists include Subodh Gupta, Haris Epaminonda, Rachel Harrison and ...More

 
 
 
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