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137 Fortess Road, London NW5 2HR, England
+44 20 7284 0600
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  • Very good26%
  • 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I have been to Lalibela several times and I always found excellent ethiopian food and drinks. The restaurant is located just two minutes walk to Tuffnell Park Station (Northern Line), its ambient is authentic and warm, in particular the first floor. Just I have been...More

Thank SoraLellaLondon
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Are here on Saturday 29, chosen as we had walked past earlier in the day and it looked interesting. Arrived warmly greeted and sat at a table. It took a wee while to get our order taken, we chose a couple of starters and the...More

Thank Titchynob
Reviewed 1 June 2017

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 25 May 2017 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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