While Ethiopian cuisine is a rising star in London, Eritrean cuisine remains largely unknown despite its related yet distinct flavour profile and use of indigenous spices and ingredients. Bisha Eritrean Restaurant is set to change all that from its Holloway Road premises, equidistant from Upper Holloway and Archway stations to the north and Finsbury Park to the northeast. Proprietor Yordanos is as friendly a host as you can hope for, always open to a question and answer session with diners when it comes to the delicious and often spicy East African dishes on offer and the history of Eritrea as a nation and culinary culture. The restaurant itself is traditionally appointed, with guests seated low around a table allowing for a typically social dining experience. If you’re already a connoisseur or simply curious about East African food, a visit to Bisha is a rewarding experience.
The food is always so delicious and the waitress was warm and friendly. I tend to go for the veggie dishes, they are amazing! This time around we had the Naytsom Bebiaynetu veggie platter and Mushroom Tibs, which is more than enough for two people. I could eat this everyday! We also sampled their homemade Tej, honeyed wine - well recommended if you like sweet treats! There was a problem with flickering ceiling lights, which was a bit off-putting as it was like a subtle strobe effect but we asked to move to the front of the restaurant where this was not a problem. Looking forward to my next visit!
Amazing food! It was all delicious ans some of the best Eritrean food we have ever had. The service was great and the lovely waitress found out it was my husbands birthday and brought small cake with candles, a box of chocolates and sang happy birthday!! So lovely and unexpected. Definitely highly recommend this restaurant.
We really enjoyed the food, but the restaurant is terrible. When we arrived in, there was a lot of smoke from the kitchen, and the smell was quite strong. The restaurant inside wasn't welcoming at all. Boring and with plastic towels on each table. The waitress was really nice, and the food was fine, but I don't think I'm going to come back there if I feel like Eritrean and Ethiopian food!