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Adams Cafe

#462 of 17,752 Restaurants in London
#503 of 18,677 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Hammersmith / Fulham
Moroccan, Mediterranean, Tunisian
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77 Askew Road | Shepherds Bush, London W12 9AH, England
+44 20 8743 0572
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Run by Abdel and Frances Boukraa ��� he hailing from Djerba, Tunisia, she...
Run by Abdel and Frances Boukraa ��� he hailing from Djerba, Tunisia, she English born and bred ��� Adam���s Caf�� is a thriving family affair which has grown over the years to become one of Shepherds Bush���s most popular restaurants. A caf�� by day and a restaurant serving North African cuisine by night, Adam���s Caf�� is a bustling local hub, informal and authentic, decorated in mosaics and cheerful colours. It may serve the biggest and best breakfast on Askew Road but this is no greasy spoon. Visit in the evening and find yourself greeted by the spice infused aromas of Tunisia and Morocco. The menu consists simply of couscous dishes alongside grills and tagines, each based precisely on Abdel���s experience of home cooking. You really won���t find a more authentic taste of North Africa in the capital.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
An exceptional resataurant

This is one of the best restaurants in West London. The North African cuisine is beautifully presented and prepared. Having eaten here several times, I have never been disappointed with the quality and taste of the food; in addition, the owners are always most welcoming and friendly. A lovely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is one of the best restaurants in West London. The North African cuisine is beautifully presented and prepared. Having eaten here several times, I have never been disappointed with the quality and taste of the food; in addition, the owners are always most welcoming and friendly. A lovely restaurant with food at very reasonable prices.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had an enjoyable meal here, starter of filo parcel with spinach, feta and pinenuts was delicious. Main course of lamb tagine was plentiful and the lamb was very tender, however it lacked the exotic spicing and luscious sweetness that I have experienced in other tagines. It was still very good and enjoyed it. The pastries for dessert were excellent.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

After reading the reviews on here I was very excited to this restaurant, especially as I have never tried any kind of North African food before. The food was OK, it definitely didn't live up to the amazing reviews we saw on here. The tagine was quite nice but didn't blow me away and the lamb skewer was no better... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

One of my favourite restaurants - and it's local! By day, it's a traditional Greasy Spoon Cafe ( well, I think it still is). In the evenings, it's transformed into a Tunisian Restaurant. The food is delicious, the atmosphere friendly and relaxed and the prices very reasonable. Frances and Abdel have just the right attitude; always interested, never nosey. Open... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This restaurant was an hour away from home and we had to take two buses, a tube and an 8 minute walk to get here, but it was worth it! The pricing model was simple - Menu Rapide (1 course plus coffee £13.50), Menu Gourmet (2 courses £16.50) and Menu Gastronomique (3 courses £19.50). Once the food was ordered we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I have been here twice now and would highly recommend it. I would particularly recommened the Tunisian stew which was delicous and packed with flavour and the spinach filo pastries for starters. The other diners also liked the tagines and kebabs. The coucous stew was a bit lacking in flavour for us but perhaps a matter of taste. The breads... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Found this via Trip Advisor. The food was excellent, the service really warm and personal, and was very reasonably priced. Well recommended, and worth the trip.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I visited Adam's cafe this week, and had the pleasure of seeing a cookery demonstration. The hostess Frances was incredibly knowledgeable and could quite easily host her own cookery show! We were shown by their chef how to make Ojja (a spicy ratatouille dish), CousCous using a steamer and Brik (a fried filo pancake with egg and parsley in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

One thing I love about being a Londoner is the different cultures that surround me on a daily basis. Greasy spoon by day and epic North African food by night, Adam's is one of the places that needs to be championed. On a bustling Thursday night we were warmly greeted by the husband and wife team and safely ensconced over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I've enjoyed meals here for more than 20 years and it's hardly changed. Why change a winning formula? Lovely complimentary meatballs, pickles and bread. The merguez sausages are delicious! Have the cuscus Royale - you won't regret it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 77 Askew Road | Shepherds Bush, London W12 9AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Hammersmith / Fulham
  • Neighborhood: Hammersmith / Fulham
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8743 0572

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 51
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Mediterranean, Tunisian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Run by Abdel and Frances Boukraa ��� he hailing from Djerba, Tunisia, she English born and bred ��� Adam���s Caf�� is a thriving family affair which has grown over the years to become one of Shepherds Bush���s most popular restaurants. A caf�� by day and a restaurant serving North African cuisine by night, Adam���s Caf�� is a bustling local hub, informal and authentic, decorated in mosaics and cheerful colours. It may serve the biggest and best breakfast on Askew Road but this is no greasy spoon. Visit in the evening and find yourself greeted by the spice infused aromas of Tunisia and Morocco. The menu consists simply of couscous dishes alongside grills and tagines, each based precisely on Abdel���s experience of home cooking. You really won���t find a more authentic taste of North Africa in the capital.
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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