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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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
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60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 8 minutes from Merkato
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
Great Northern Hotel
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King's Cross St Pancras Station, N1C | 10 minutes from Merkato
Originally designed by Lewis Cubitt and opened on 17th May 1854, The Great Northern Hotel in King's Cross, one of the first examples of the great ... More
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53 Upper Street, N1 | 10 minutes from Merkato
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294 - 296 Caledonian Road, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Merkato
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The Driver
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2-4 Wharfdale Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from Merkato
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Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from Merkato
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Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes from Merkato
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
154 Caledonian Road, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Merkato
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Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 5 minutes from Merkato
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London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 6 minutes from Merkato
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28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 12 minutes from Merkato
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The Old Queen's Head
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44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 13 minutes from Merkato
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Cafe Kick
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43 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 15 minutes from Merkato
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Canal 125
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125 Caledonian Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 2 minutes from Merkato
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126 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from Merkato
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3 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from Merkato
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125 Caledonian Road, Islington, King's Cross, London N1 | 2 minutes from Merkato
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12-13 New Wharf Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from Merkato
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