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Marathon Restaurant and Bar

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Marathon Restaurant and Bar
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193a Caledonian Road, London N1 0SL, England
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193a Caledonian Road, London N1 0SL, England
+44 20 78374499
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12:00 pm - 11:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:30 am
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Buffet
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty meal that fills you up

I have been coming to Marathon for the past four years, bringing along all my friends to enjoy this tasty meal. I usually order one main dish and two side dishes and it is plenty for two people. Try spinach and cottage cheese (Ayib Begomen), along with whole beans (Fosolia). The m ain dish I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2014
Tanja T
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Buffet
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I have been coming to Marathon for the past four years, bringing along all my friends to enjoy this tasty meal. I usually order one main dish and two side dishes and it is plenty for two people. Try spinach and cottage cheese (Ayib Begomen), along with whole beans (Fosolia). The m ain dish I usually chose is “Marathon” Special... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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269 reviews 269 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went here again on Friday night. It still won't win any awards for atmosphere, but the food is great. It doesn't seem to be on the tourist map - probably as it's not the most inviting to look at, but if you want big flavours and a very inexpensive meal, it's worth checking out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I hade grate time and valew Of money Exellent atmosphere.I was with my friends hade Ethiopia exclusive Tibet which is exellent taste. After diner the bare and music is electric the atmosphere is ferindly.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I stopped here on the way home to treat myself to one of my favourite Ethiopian dishes, Doro Wat. When I got home I was disappointed to find just ONE miserable looking chicken drumstick in a sea of sauce. £8.50 for ONE chicken drumstick is a joke. I won't be using this place again.

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10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Had a party for non Ethiopians but most had worked in Ethiopia and love the country and it's culture. The Manager, Tesfa, was helpful and communicative during the planning stages. The food was delicious and the staff very tolerant of us doing our quiz and party games. The local Ethiopians loved it when we danced in their traditional way and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Having tried all the Ethiopian places along Caledonia Road, we went here last night. The first thing I noticed (and took as a good sign) was that at least 90 per cent of the diners were Ethiopian - in fact it stayed like that all evening. It's not the most attractive of spaces - bare walls and some garish lighting.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I love this restaurant, they serve fresh and unique Ethiopian meal. I have tried other places but with spacious new look and good atmosphere I prefer this restaurant, the waitresses are very nice but needs more staff in busy days. However, I recommend friends to dine out here.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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162 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

Having recently moved to the area, I wanted to try some of the local restaurants and this place on the corner always intrigued me. The smells coming out of there are fab! Inside it looks a bit like a golf club bar or something - reddish carpets and quite an olde worlde wooden bar. There are lots of Ethiopian guys... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 193a Caledonian Road, London N1 0SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 78374499

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am

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