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Khamsa

#763 of 17,680 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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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
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a table for 15 for the set menu, the owner was very accommodating despite last minute changes of plan. The food was delicious and very good value for money at £17 per person (including corkage fee- BYOB) for 2 courses - especially so close to Christmas. I especially liked the cous cous and spicy meatball dish. Unlike many... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for a party - we were served a variety of sharing dishes, traditional Algerian food. The vegetarian options were a little disappointing - we had two different types of cous cous, and a vegetable tagine. Neither of them were outstanding - just okay. The freshly baked bread however was amazing! I could have eaten the whole plate (but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

We came here for a mini celebration for the first time after being tempted by its mysterious red curtains :D With an Algerian owner, the food came with a colourful blend and the taste of North Africa. This place transports you to the warmth and rhythm of a magical place. Presentation was astonishing and authentic, the recipes were deliciously unique... More 

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Thank Nicola V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

We had a lovely time at Khamsa, great atmosphere and excellent food. Shared the starter platter which was delicious and couscous with lamb and chicken for a main, also excellent. Portions were generous and service was very attentive and we felt very welcome by the owner.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

An unexpected treat: an Algerian restaurant in Brixton. Excellent authentic Algerian food served in an atmospheric interior on a corner in Acre Lane. No problem in bringing in your own bottles. Friendly, welcoming, with good service. Much to be recommended if you like to try something exotic and unusual.

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Thank Egregious
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Small restaurant serving authentic north African food in a setting that is characterful without being 'ethnic' good menu, not too extensive, it is all being cooked while you wait. No licence but off-licence across the road and perfect service, courteous and friendly not effusive -and v reasonable prices.

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Thank Rosemary H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Went to have dinner in there a couple of weeks ago my wife. The restaurant is beautiful and we welcomed very warmly straight away. We initially wanted to sit downstairs but it was fully booked, so we sat upstairs which was still very good. Food was delicious, portions were great, starters were amazing and the atmosphere was overall very good.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

First of all we had booked a table here for 7pm and we arrived only 10 minutes late. Owner comes up to us and I told him I'd reserved a table for 7, he got out his mobile phone to check the time and grimaced and shook his head. I mean hello??!!?? If we were 45 minutes or 12 days... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing; the place was nice and the owner lovely: couldn't have picked a better BYOB for a birthday meal for a group of 12. Thanks so much!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

A really good value dinner. Good food with engaging service. BYOB is a feature and you do not get charged corkage. Definitely go again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, 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
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

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