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Khamsa

#1,066 of 17,052 Restaurants in London
#1,141 of 17,898 Places to Eat in London
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140 Acre Lane, London SW2 5UT, England
+44 20 7733 3150
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Midweek value

Great food and value for money if going midweek and taking advantage of the website coupon and BYO. The modern couscous was delicious and the meat cooked perfectly. It came on a huge bed of couscous and accompanied by a tasty sauce/stew to help you through it. The Algerian cakes were delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Graa
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Surrey, UK
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Surrey, UK
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Great food and value for money if going midweek and taking advantage of the website coupon and BYO. The modern couscous was delicious and the meat cooked perfectly. It came on a huge bed of couscous and accompanied by a tasty sauce/stew to help you through it. The Algerian cakes were delicious too. Some negatives are the drafty front door,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

positive points: + nice food + helpful waitress negative points: - very chilly in restaurant, cold draft coming through the door. - atmosphere was dead, was kinda busy but just felt gloomy. - only one toilet and the light didn't work so thank god for the iphone torch! major negative point: -owner (male) was just overbearing and obnoxious. constantly interrupting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Came here to celebrate my birthday with some friends. Had a wonderful time, set menu was delicious, great service, beautiful decor. BYOB results in even greater value for money! Really recommend coming here with loved ones for a taste of Morocco. Relaxing and memorable evening guaranteed. Lily

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The chef of the restaurant is the best. He made me an algerian pastry and it was wonderful and everyone liked this . thank you so much Chef. tu es le meilleur Djamel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I love taking friends and family to Khamsa to enjoy its wonderful, cosy, authentic atmosphere and delicious food. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Owners Jamel and Sabrina run their restaurant with a dedication to giving their guests a real taste of Algeria. As a family-run business they succeed in creating an intimate, friendly and inviting atmosphere where you almost... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Hi, We have been insulted by the Chief because we only took two starters and one main meal. he insulted us in french, unfortunately we speak french. the waitress was nice, thanks to her, but we have canceled our order and left the restaurant.... too bad you will never see us again... best regards

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Live in the area and decided to check out this little gem on a Friday evening as an excuse not to cook! Great food, stunning flavours, friendly service and a nice chilled atmosphere - oh and the little sweet treats to take home for later were delicious! Highly recommend and will be going back.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

ate here with a friend and we were the only diners when we arrived but the atmosphere didn't feel stale since the kitchen is semi open so you can see the chef cooking. we had the chickpea and meatball starter, the vegetarian tagine and the lamb meatball main and they were all delicious. only criticism was that the meatballs were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Khamsa is a real gem. We are fortunate enough to live close by so we've been many times, with friends, family and as a couple. They do great value, super tasty breakfasts on a Sunday, and have a lovely private area downstairs that is perfect for celebrations. The food is always delicious and the fact it's byob with no corkage... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A friend and I passed this restaurant and decided to give it a go. Really glad we did! Best meal I've had in London in a long time. Setting was quite unusual - felt like we were eating in someones kitchen! The restaurant was so small that you could see everything going on while they prepared the food. Service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 Acre Lane, London SW2 5UT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7733 3150

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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