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) #1,599 of 18,121 Restaurants in London ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
137 Fortess Road, London NW5 2HR, England
+44 20 7284 0600
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“injera” (22 reviews)
“tibs” (6 reviews)
“bread” (15 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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137 Fortess Road, London NW5 2HR, England
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Reviews (146)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really great restaurant to try for a different meal. We were a group of four and wanted something fairly quick so ordered the two meat sharing dishes. This was served on one large plate covered in inerja (soft citrusy bread) with different meats, vegetables...More

Thank Sarahk1986
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Lalibela tonight with my partner and was very excited to taste some Ethiopian food for the first time. We shared lamb samosas, which were crispy on the outside and had a nice crunch along with injera with aubergine dip for starters. For mains...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So happy to have been recommended Lalibela by a friend - what a special experience. Lovely staff full of smiles, delicious food. The menu is vast but consistently delicious, I can't wait to come back. The atmosphere and decor is very warming, thanks for a...More

Thank jess0rose
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I visited this restaurant with my partner on a Friday, booked in for a 6pm slot. I hadn't actually read any reviews beforehand and was quite shocked when people had complained about slow service! I can honestly say we had a really great server. We...More

Thank rjd336
Reviewed 2 April 2017

To be honest, I could easily just cut and paste one of the reviews from below. I wasn't sure what to expect from an Ethiopian restaurant. I was expecting rustic, I got rustic, I was expecting to be eating with my hands, I ate with...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Very good food and very nice interior. Sat in the back were you enjoy a shisha! Staff is very friendly and location is ideal (2 mins from Tufnell Park)

Thank Mats H
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We booked for dinner at 6.30 on Saturday and there was only one other customer in there when we arrived. We were seated and from then we started one of many long waits for service. It took about 30 minutes for anyone to come and...More

1  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This was the first time for me to try Ethiopian food. I had Injera. It was very good. What really impressed me is the outstanding level of service the guys did deliver. We first sat on the ground floor, but decided to go upstairs. Once...More

Thank 39londoner
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Delicious main meal food, but terribly slow service and no obvious renovation, despite recent claims on website. Starters were disappointing and just tasted of greasy oil. Bit rough and ready, probably won't rush back.

Thank Sunshine_720
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I'll always hit this place when I have a craving for Ethiopian food and need me some injera!! It's got the best Doro Wot in town! It's a really lovely place, lots of atmosphere with the African wood carvings, textiles and panels. They'll also do...More

Thank Stefanie J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 19
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
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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