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Queen of Sheba

#2,157 of 17,570 Restaurants in London
#2,314 of 18,494 Places to Eat in London
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African, Ethiopian
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12 Fortess Road, London NW5 2EU, England
020 7284 3947
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
No complaints! Generous portions and great service

Went with a friend and got to the restaurant right before 7. We were one of the first tables seated, but over 1.5h the place filled up quite quickly; it's clearly popular. It was great that we got in a bit earlier, as our food arrived quickly. The restaurant is in one room, so it is easy to get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Ashira G
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English first
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Went with a friend and got to the restaurant right before 7. We were one of the first tables seated, but over 1.5h the place filled up quite quickly; it's clearly popular. It was great that we got in a bit earlier, as our food arrived quickly. The restaurant is in one room, so it is easy to get the... More 

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Athlone, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was my first experience of Ethiopian cuisine and it was very pleasant, though quite different to anything I had tried before. For the uninitiated, the injera is a soft pancake, which is torn into small strips and these are used to wrap up the food, which is eaten with the fingers. We were given forks for the starters, which... More 

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Hong Kong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Delicious Ethiopian food - we had the injera sharing platter with a mix of meat curries, wots and salad. We started off using the injera to eat the meal then switched to forks. Friendly hosts, great relaxed atmosphere and authentic, delicious food. Would highly recommend.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I reserved a table to celebrate with my friends. We were welcomed warmly, ordered a bottle of wine, and quickly moved over to the food and order the "Sheba's Special Vegetarian Selection." Delicious and we loved sharing our plate together! The "coffee ceremony" took longer to arrive than expected, but it was delicious when it came. All in all, a... More 

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Kosice, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

When I'm in London, I like to take the tube somewhere to 2nd or 3rd zone, and just look for a nice restaurant that's a bit of a break for the norm. This time, I took a train to Kentish Town, and found this Ethiopian Restaurant a couple minutes from the station. Having had no prior experience with african cuisine,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A great little restaurant, and one that feels strangely under-recognised given that it was relatively quiet the weekend I went with my boyfriend. Delicious Ethiopian cuisine, we had lamb and chicken, which comes served on a small table next to a large pancake to wrap up the meat in. We had a side of spinach and the servings were generous... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Really delicious food. Really friendly service. Nice to try something different! Not too expensive either. For a casual dinner with family it works perfectly.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I have been in this restaurant for a lunch. We had a great Ethiopian experience, atmosphere was great and food was good as well.

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India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great veggie choice but the food was nothing special. May be I was expecting it to be a lot more flavourful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

I've been to this place now, and I absolutely love it. The food is delicious, the eating without cutlery brings a nice new experience, and everyone who serves there is really personable. I spoke to the manager who was also incredibly friendly and humble. Highly recommend this place, because as far as more local restaurants go you can't get much... More 

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Address: 12 Fortess Road, London NW5 2EU, England
Phone Number: 020 7284 3947
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

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  • Address: 12 Fortess Road, London NW5 2EU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 020 7284 3947

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

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