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137 Fortess Road, London NW5 2HR, England
+44 20 7284 0600
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  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
137 Fortess Road, London NW5 2HR, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant just round the corner from my daughters house. Couple of her friends had eaten Ethiopia food before and so we decided to try. As they joined us for dinner we were in their hands. We decided on the vegetarian and meat platters so...More

Thank Jackie_D_Fl
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Amazing food, beautifully presented, service was on point. Great, family run business with plenty of character and food that speaks for itself

Thank Shaun C
Reviewed 4 February 2018

I ordered Doro Aocado Tibs .. cubed chicken fried with fresh tomatoes seasoned veg, garnished with sliced avocado in a rich creamy sauce & it was delicious. Yes I will go again.

Thank Deedee999
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We went there for team dinner. My time trying Ethiopian cuisine. The food was okay and we really enjoyed the coffee ceremony!

Thank Athena L
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Husband and I went last night to Lalibela following channel 4 documentary and decided to try something new. We had lentils samosas with (Ethiopian mustard?) and injera with tomatoes, onions, garlic and Ethiopian spices, both wonderful with spices that linger long after the last mouthful....More

Thank Vivi B
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We went to Lalibela following the good recommendations of tripadvisor. The first thing that shocked us was that despite our early booking through the website and the free space available we were given one of the worst tables of the restaurant, quite small and interfering...More

1  Thank Pablo_Las_Palmas
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Was with my girlfriend looking to eat some authentic Ethiopian. Kept hearing about this place and decided to go. Atmosphere is cozy, well decorated with stuff I haven't seen anywhere else. The food was probably the best Ethiopian I've had in London. I had the...More

Thank Joshua M
Reviewed 27 August 2017

My experience at Lalibela wasn't the best I had. As it was my first Ethiopian-cuisine experience I was expecting to be able to get the best from the chef's hands. Although we were a lot of people, and most of us new to a similar...More

1  Thank Valentina P
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Food was truly tasty, Vegetarian platter that was very well executed, I always have to debate whether I will share my partner's veggie options or choose a meat dish,but am pleased to say the vegetarian option, you would not tell there was no meat. Cannot...More

Thank Maid M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Went here Aug 16th, 3 of us. As 2 of us live in Addis and first had Ethiopian food in 1970, we had high expectations. Went upstairs as full downstairs. The only good thing were the waiters, especially the young lady with the psychology degree....More

2  Thank Addisadvisor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Fortess Road, London NW5 2HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7284 0600
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Welcome to Lalibela Restaurant, the home of Ethiopian cuisine in London serving you the best home-style Ethiopian food since 1993. We pride ourselves in the quality of our food and the wide selection of meat, vegetarian, fish and poultry dishes on a menu we've been perfecting for over 20 years. Enjoy the wonderful collection of art imported from all over Ethiopia giving you a window into our rich culture and History.
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