Merkato †

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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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King's Cross Tube Station
9 minutes walk
Angel Tube Station
11 minutes walk
Railway Stations

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Camden Road Overground Station
20 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Judd Street NCP
14 minutes walk
Elia Mews Car Park
15 minutes walk

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £91† 28% off
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
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £84† 37% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 10 minutes from Merkato
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £58† 21% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 14 minutes from Merkato
Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... More
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Shaka Zulu
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
Stables Market, Camden, Camden Town, London NW1 | 27 minutes from Merkato
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Shaka Zulu
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
Shaka Zulu,, Stables Market,, NW1 | 28 minutes from Merkato
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Queen of Sheba
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
12 Fortess Road, NW5 | 29 minutes from Merkato
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London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
294 - 296 Caledonian Road, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Merkato
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The Driver
London > Restaurants >
2-4 Wharfdale Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from Merkato
Proving that King's Cross is far from the dive so many people claim, The Driver is a stylish, multi-purpose boutique venue, and certainly the area's only ... More
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Rotunda Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from Merkato
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Septura
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Monday 18th December 2017 - 7.30pm
Merkato, 90 York Way, N1 | 5 minutes from Merkato
The group performs Schutz's Das Wort Ward Fleisch, Bach's Christmas Suite, Praetorius's Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen, Brahms's Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen, highlights from Handel's ...More
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Bach: Christmas Oratorio
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Wednesday 20th December 2017 - 7.30pm
Merkato, 90 York Way, N1 | 5 minutes from Merkato
The work is performed by London Bach Singers, Faye Newton, soprano, Tim Travers Brown, countertenor, Ben Davies, bass and The Feinstein Ensemble....More
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The Albion Christmas Band
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Friday 22nd December 2017 - 8pm
Merkato, 90 York Way, N1 | 5 minutes from Merkato
The group performs a seasonal mixture of carols, spoken word, humorous readings and dance....More
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clueQuest
London > Entertainment >
169-171 Caledonian Road, N1 | Same location as Merkato
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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from Merkato
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Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 7 minutes from Merkato
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London > Attractions > Museums
12-13 New Wharf Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from Merkato
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Guardian News & Media Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from Merkato
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Lewis Cubitt Park and Square
London > Attractions >
Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes from Merkato
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London > Shopping > Supermarkets
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Spiritland
London > Shopping > Electronics
9-10 Stable Street, N1C | 7 minutes from Merkato
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Fresh N Fine
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
18 Penton Street, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from Merkato
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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 4 minutes from Merkato
Whether a beginner, thinking of making it your career or an experienced florist, the London Flower School can help you to improve. ... More
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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 7 minutes from Merkato
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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 16 minutes from Merkato
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Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 5 minutes from Merkato
With Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy set out to create a fun approach to fitness. What started out as a Shoreditch ... More
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Pancras Square Leisure
London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 6 minutes from Merkato
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Skip Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 7 minutes from Merkato
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The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Merkato
Modern British cuisine ... More
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The Drapers Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from Merkato
Ben Maschler (son of Evening Standard food critic Fay) and Nick Gibson have taken over The Drapers Arms in Islington and improved on what was already ... More
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The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 10 minutes from Merkato
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Anam
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from Merkato
Retro-trendy, infectiously popular, and staunchly pioneering London's first Irish cocktail bar is a welcome addition to Islington's portfolio of drinking venues. A heady mix of curved ... More
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VOC
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Varnishers Yard, Regents Quarter, King's Cross, London N1 | 8 minutes from Merkato
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Vinoteca King's Cross
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
One Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 8 minutes from Merkato
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from Merkato
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from Merkato
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 12 minutes from Merkato
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More

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