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Merkato

196 Caledonian Road | Kings Cross, London N1 0SQ, England
+44 20 7713 8952
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
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“injera” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
196 Caledonian Road | Kings Cross, London N1 0SQ, England
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

The actual venue is shabby and in poor taste, not a nice place to sit, didnt even feel clean. The service was friendly but unprofessional: even though we made it clear we were in a hurry, they still waited till the last minute to tell...More

Thank SUPER_SAFIA
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Lovely food. The injeera was tasty went with my boyfriend for my first time And enjoyed it a lot. Would definitely come back and recommend to others to visit

Thank Kadisha G
Reviewed August 21, 2017

For three hungry persons, we ordered a mixed vegetarian plate and one main meat and we could not finish it, as hard as we tried. So, delicous, nicely spiced food and very generous portions. I highly recommend to anybody who wants to try taste a...More

Thank BenJamIno0303
Reviewed August 17, 2017

I had a great meal at Merkato, the staff were really friendly, I had a long chat with them about Eritrea. The food I ordered, the mixed vegetarian selection (spinach, lentils, vegetables, salad served with injera), came quickly, and was really tasty. I'll be returning...More

Thank Greg27183
Reviewed June 26, 2017

We picked Merkato as it was close to King's Cross where my friends were catching a train; they'd had Ethiopian before and enjoyed it so were looking for somewhere to try some more. It was a nice evening so we sat outside. We ordered one...More

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

At around 18:45 pm myself and seven of my friends entered and on arrival as usual not been welcomed, typical Abesha style. We all ordered beer and followed with a kilo of tire which is a traditional raw meat with special powder pepper and a...More

1  Thank Sam T
Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

This is some of the worst customer service I have received in a long time! First we booked using a gourmet society card and they said it was fine this later turned out to be an issue... we got there and the lady that sat...More

Thank TravellerHD
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

We got the wrong dish and when we said it to the manager, he denied instantly that we ordered chicken instead of checking first the order. The food was very basic and the service was lacking.

Thank Melika H
Reviewed April 7, 2017

The chicken dish for £9 had one tiny chicken leg and that was it, in a big pile of oily sauce. Tasteless lamb again drowned in oily sauce. So disappointed after reading good recommendations and friendly service

Thank tomgreenjapan
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

Nice traditional coffee ceremony. Very good service. Delisios honey wine. And gluten free taff injera. We had a good time. We will come back again.

Thank Fretta W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$34 - $47
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 196 Caledonian Road | Kings Cross, London N1 0SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7713 8952
Description
Tucked away on the New Caledonion Road near Kings Cross, London, Merkato has won critical acclaim for its authentic Ethiopian cuisine and warm, cosy atmosphere. Small, but perfectly formed, the dining room is a jostling space filled with live musicians and an animated local crowd, and the helpful staff are always on hand to help you navigate the extensive menu. Popular dishes include the wot ��� a thick prawn or chicken stew served over traditional injera bread; tibs ��� which is grilled meat; and the kitfo ��� a distinctive dish made with raw ground beef marinated in chilli powder. Vegetarians can choose from diverse selection of dishes, and the cheap prices and overall jovial atmosphere are guaranteed to keep you coming back for more.
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