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Queen of Sheba

12 Fortess Road, London NW5 2EU, England
020 7284 3947
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Ranked #1,118 of 17,143 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great food, delicious unusual dishes, eaten in the fingers ( fab) and a host who furnished us with a fascinating history lesson about his country and his people. The coffee is a MUST NOT miss as it is poured from an interesting iron coffee pot ( the host brought out the roasting beans for us to smell before the coffee... More

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Rightly known as the best Ethiopian in London. If you're not familiar with it, it's an amazing cuisine. There are two Ethiopians in Tufnell Park, this and Lalibela. They're both great but the intimacy of the Queen of Sheba gives it the edge.

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Ok, so I'm not very adventurous but my daughter really wanted to try this place. So along I tagged thinking i wouldn't like it but guess what....it was amazing. So there is no cutlery and the menu is confusing if you don't know your Ethiopian cuisine but our fantastic couldn't have been more helpful guiding us through all the choices... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I've been here a couple of times and it has always been very good. The spongy pancake thing with loads of different curries is amazing! Completely different from any other curry I've eaten and you just want to eat more and more! It just seems slightly overpriced for what you get but that's the only downside - the atmosphere and... More

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London
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117 reviews 117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We've been many times and keep coming back. Very tasty food, eaten on lovely sour dough flat bread with friendly, laid back service. Good carbo loading, not one for the Atkins diet. Probably best to have one of the selections on the last page of the menu unless you particularly fancy something. Not great for fussy children though one of... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

If your really hungry.. then this is place to just let go of everything and hog :) you gotto eat with ua hands and therz a very thin soft bread with curries similar to roti and indian curry but the taste is different not very but ya different.. the way they serve is very catchy makes you eat.. its served... More

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The food is good and the staff are friendly and accommodating. The disappointment is that it was slightly overpriced (£90 for 3 people, with no alcohol or dessert) and the service was rushed for a not-busy evening. I'm not sure I'd go again with a small group. Perhaps it's better with lots of people. The coffee ceremony is fun, though!

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Wroclaw, Poland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The food is very interesting, as usual in the african cuisine you dip pieces of flat bread in the main dishes, without using cutlery. Different here the flatbread is replaced by injera a really peculiar pancake, served as plate itself and in rolls as fork/spoon. The chicken stew was excellent and well hot. Some of the other dishes could have... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

the food is always consistently excellent, we have never had a poor meal here service can be a bit frustrating but I put that down to cultural expectations rather than a who cares attitude! the staff (sisters and mum) always very friendly if not too rushed off their feet, I recommend this restaurant if you want delicious food and a... More

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Ascot
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10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

From start to finish we felt we were having a real experience. The staff didn't make you feel silly by explaining the traditions such as the ceremonial coffee at the end; which by-the-way, I recommend. My only comment is everything seems to served on and with Ethiopian bread, which wasn't to my partners or my taste. However, the rest of... More

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