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805 Restaurant

) #7,886 of 18,196 Restaurants in London ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ African, Vegetarian Friendly
805 Old Kent Road, London SE15 1NX, England
+44 20 8639 0808
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“jollof rice” (10 reviews)
“grilled fish” (6 reviews)
“pepper soup” (5 reviews)
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African, Vegetarian Friendly
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805 Old Kent Road, London SE15 1NX, England
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Reviews (181)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the 2nd time visiting. 1st time the wait was a little long but worth it and the 2nd time round the service was a lot faster. As always I had the Monika fish and a side of the Jollof and as always it...More

Thank Jimbelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there early (6:30pm) on a weekday so it was easy to get a table. Service was relaxed. I had prawns in filo pastry for starter with a chili dip. It could almost have been Thai. Then for main course, jollof rice with fried...More

Thank Ben B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had never heard of this restaurant before, I was taken here by a colleague as we both love fish and she said it was a great place for fish. The fish that came was about £17.50 each but it was quite large and flavourful....More

Thank TravelGold21
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Called to make reservations and was told it wasn't needed. Got there and was informed there wasn't appropriate seating for a party of 7 so was drafted to the overflow "esq" - therefore a bad start to the day. Victor, the manager was profusely apologetic...More

Thank Kk F
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Went to have dinner on a Friday night. It took the waitress 20 mins to ask for our order. I ordered the mixed meat pepper soup and it was watery and bland. My friend had the edikiankan and that was average as well. I was...More

Thank niksmatic
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This Restaurant never disappoints. Been here a few times in the past but hadn't visited for a few months. Came here with a group of 7 last weekend and Wow, what a change in the whole decor. Simply beautiful. The food, Authenticaly delicious as always...More

Thank Ayo L
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Dear Ayo L, Thank you for your World Class 5 stars review. We love reading your reviews on TripAdvisor. The entire team and chefs create and recreate the very tools which we use to satisfy and satiate our conglomerates. It is our will - and...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Possibly one of the best Nigerian restaurant in London (most definitely South east London). We have been visiting 805 since 2002 and still rate it as one of the best African restaurants. It's expanded over the years but maintained the fabulous menu Their fish is...More

2  Thank Thani404
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Dear Thani404, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. It is really great to see that you had a fabulous experience with us. Thank you very much for the compliments which you expressed in your review of our restaurant. We are happy to know that...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Easter outing with my family as a first time visitor. My dad (who was visiting from Nigeria) & I were pleasantly surprised with the ambience. The food was tasty and huge! Our waitress, Oyinye, was really friendly with a lovely welcoming smile. She made the...More

Thank SamTorez
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Dear SamTorez, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are pleased to know that you had a memorable experience and happy that we were able to met your expectations. It will be a great pleasure to see you again here. Best regards, Victor...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Authentic Nigeria food inexpensive large quantities worth the trip or have it delivered and avoid the relaxed serviceMore

Thank Ola J
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Dear Ola J, Thank you for your time to share your opinion on TripAdvisor. It is always a pleasure to share a great a moment and I am delighted to note your experience was enjoyable. Along with my team, I sincerely appreciate your comments. We...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

It has a very warm welcoming, Food was on, could have been better. Staff can't complain. I have had worse from other places. Overall I would say we had a pleasant time.More

Thank Brown C
Management response:Responded 4 May 2017

Dear Brown C, Thank you very much for writing your experience at 805 on our Tripadvisor page. Please be assured that your feedback, both positive and constructive is of immense value to us. Please let me apologise on behalf of our front of house team...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 33
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 805 Old Kent Road, London SE15 1NX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8639 0808
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