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Khamsa

#923 of 17,939 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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140 Acre Lane, London SW2 5UT, England
+44 20 7733 3150
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18:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great friendly service. Interested tastey food in a delightful eclectic setting. Recommended place to eat and modest prices

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Thank petespockets
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Authentic food and good atmosphere. Limited menu but everything we ordered was incredible. Huge portions with lots of meat. Great for groups

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Thank Sophie B
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I definitely recommend this place if you like Algerian food: very tasty and affordable price. A big thank you to the owner, who opened the place just for us to celebrate a birthday. Also very impressed by the decoration. Excellent!

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Thank Antoine F
london, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! Absolutely delicious food all cooked by the fascinating, chatty, extremely accomplished owner. Best place I've eaten for a long time. Will definitely be going back as often as we can!

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Thank Eleanor R
London
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came with my boyfriend for his birthday meal. The owner is a character and very chatty. All the food he makes is homemade including this amazing algerian bread. Food is tasty and plentiful. Highly recommend this place for real North African cuisine.

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Thank ZuzkaMat
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Title says it all. You do have to pay by cash though, however you can also bring your own alcohol. It was a little empty when I visited, but the warm decor, and engaging staff, really contributed to the feel of the joint. It was an enjoyable experience, will go again.

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Thank UnlimitedRefill
London
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Khamsa is well worth your time and money. Bring cash and, if you want, alcohol (none is served here). You don't feel like a customer here; you feel like a guest. The host/owner/manager/chef/waiter is a lovely guy who clearly knows what he wants: friendly customers enjoying a semi-private, relaxed (and great tasting) dinner in an authentic atmosphere. I hope to... More 

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Thank Francis H
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

You walk in and you dont feel like a customer but a member of this place. They put you at ease and serve you yummy Algerian food. Stronly recommended.

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Thank Ramroumz
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The owner of this restaurant was so rude and aggressive we left before we had even ordered. There are so many lovely places to go in Brixton. This is not one of them.

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Thank Lucy M
Khamsa B, Manager at Khamsa, responded to this review

we are really sorry to hear about your bad experience at our restaurant , Believe me Khamsa restaurant is there for people to feel comfortable and relaxed , we try our best to create an atmosphere for our guests to feel home rather than a restaurant . our main too is to accommodate everyone . But I really think you... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We went to this restaurant with some friends and we just loved it! Delicious food, very nice atmosphere. Loved the salmon and the meat cous cous. Desserts are also very nice. Our algerian friend that was with us also approved. Definitely recommended!

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Thank glcgentile

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Acre Lane, London SW2 5UT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7733 3150

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London, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?