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“Friendly & welcoming Eritrean restaurant in West London”
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Mosob Restaurant
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Ranked #569 of 23,392 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $40
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Situated in London's Westbourne Park, just a five minute meander from the local tube stop, Mosob offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the flavours and atmosphere of Eritrea. Family run, Mosob is warm and welcoming, with charming service really embracing the family-centric traditions of Eritrea and inviting guests to relax and unwind while being treated to the kitchen's vibrant cuisine. Influenced by geographic and historic links to Arabia, Ethiopia, the Sudan and Italy, Eritrean cuisine is uniquely distinctive with a strong variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes, individual spice blends and specialty injera bread used throughout, providing guests with flavours and eating styles they're unlikely to have come across before. Equally focused on tradition and history is Mosob's interior, carefully put together with colourful textiles, rough wood paneling and organic forms alongside contemporary lighting and furniture for comfort and style. Whether an intimate romantic meal, business lunch or dinner and drinks with friends, Mosob offers the food, atmosphere and service to ensure a night to remember.
Reviewed April 24, 2013

We visited Mosob on a Sunday afternoon in April having been so impressed with the Ethiopean cuisine we had at Addis in Cape in Cape Town, South Africa (my Tripadvisor review is here: http://goo.gl/f3R94). Although this is an Eritrean restaurant, the cuisine is very similar to that of Ethiopia, with both countries sharing a great deal of history. The style of eating is very social and requires your hands, something that I really enjoy about the cuisine. Note that the meat is also Halal for those with specific dietary needs.

As it was a Sunday afternoon, it was quiet when we visited and we were probably the first customers of the day (the restaurant opened at 3pm and we arrived just after 4pm).

We looked forward to the flatbread called injera, a national dish and we weren't dissapointed. We opted for a set non-vegetarian menu for 2, so that we could try a number of dishes. The starters were all vegetarian and very tasty; the falafels in particular were crispy on the outside and the best I've had. The main course was the main deal though and it arrived as expected, with the injera rolled out flat and the individual curries arranged on top, like a platter. Additional rolls of injera were also provided and we were told that we could have more if we needed more. There was a chicken curry, a lamb curry, lentils & cabbage. All of it was really good, particularly the lamb which was rich and very well spiced. I'd say that there was sufficient food to feed at least 3 people in this set menu for 2. We finished with a spiced cardamom tea.

The service was very good and hospitable and though the restaurant was quiet, I imagine that the place fills up nicely and with a decent atmosphere during weekend evenings. Overall, we were very satisfied and would recommend Mosob to anyone who wants to try something a little different, slightly away from the centre of town.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

The restaurant is quiet on weekdays, which is nice. We had the set menu because we didn't know what to order. Bear in mind the menu stated the set is enough for two. Personally, I think is enough for four!

The staff is extremely friendly and I would definitely go back there with a bigger group. It is worth the money if you go there with more than two people. That way you can try a variety of dishes.

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Thank rob_faris
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

The number of times we have been here and introduced friends to this place beggars belief. As a couple who try not to eat in the same restaurant twice the fact that we have travelled to this little out of the way place on the Harrow road numerous times says everything. Wonderfully spiced dishes served on tasty injera served by Binyamin, the ever friendly and hospitable owner. Finishing off with coffee served with popcorn is a must! We no longer live in London but if there is one place we return to every visit this is it.

Thank Acmchik
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Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Eating at Mosob was fun because we were expected to eat with our hands. We had the Adi Keyfih set menu which came with spinach rolls, lentil rolls, meat samosas, 2 main meat dishes, 2 veggie dishes and dessert. Our mains arrived on a large communal platter with extra injera or flat bread on the side. We particularly loved the rich and buttery taste of the minced beef stew and the spiciness of the chicken. The meat at Mosob is halal but there is also an extensive vegetarian menu. The set menu was more than enough for the two of us as the injera is really filling. The two waitresses were also very lovely and accomodating. There is ample parking along the street outside the restaurant and several bus stops. I'd definitely go back for more of that minced beef stew!

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Thank DanaEffington
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is a lovely restaurant - the staff are friendly and the atmosphere is pleasant. We were slightly disappointed by the food but maybe it's because we had a vegetarian platter, and meat is perhaps the star. That said the veggie food was delicious and very filling. The bread you use to eat the food with your hands (no cutlery) is quite heavy and we felt very full very fast. Also I am always disappointed by a restaurant of this type where the deserts are frozen Italian ones. It was good, but perhaps not as good as its position on the list would suggest.

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Thank sarahlockwood
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