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Lovely food and great service! They were kind enough to make us a dish that technically they were not serving that evening. I highly recommend!
Have been here many times - beautiful place, beautiful people and food is amazing, would highly recommend.
Scrumptious traditional Ethiopian food. Great warm service. Must visit Restaurant.
Incredible food and atmosphere and the waitress was lovely. Amazing value too.
This has always been one of the best Ethiopian restaurants in London but I have only been a handful of times due to worries about the price. How silly I was! It was a joy to return - the food is excellent but the prices are now extremely reasonable. Whereas having started off the most expensive of its peers they have subsequently increased their price such that Lalibela is now below average. Three of us ate and drank for under £50. The food covers the core of Ethiopian cuisine but also some dishes less seen. It was disappointing there was no Tej but there were other drinks to whet your appetite. The decor remains fabulous. Service was quite slow and disjointed but that adds to the charm. Go with plenty of time and you'll have a great meal.
Lovely restaurant that has an authentic feel - staff were very polite and friendly and the food was very interesting and full of flavour. For starters we tried the grilled injera with smoky aubergine paste, which was really crispy and went well with the smokiness of the aubergine. I did find it slightly oily though and only had a little (one portion provides three pieces) despite the addictive nature of the snack. We ordered a sharing platter as a main, as it was our first time trying Ethiopian food in a restaurant. This gave us a variety of dishes to try, served on a fermented pancake (injera). The idea is to break pieces of the injera with your hands and use it to wrap the different dishes in. It was a different experience and the food was well seasoned without it being too spicy. We also tried an Ethiopian beer which was light and refreshing and went well with the food. We couldn't resist trying a dessert and the fluffy balls of fried dough with a sweet sticky sauce caught our eyes on the menu immediately. They were served fresh and warm and rounded off the adventurous dinner perfectly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an all-round authentic Ethiopian experience.
Excellent as always. In fact we call came away feeling we had a good night out. We haven't been there for a year...we live in Sutton but it's had a face lift. It still has the spirit of the old Lalibela but a freshness that is appealing. It is less cluttered than it was in the past. Food is still as good as it was, staff are attentive and not obtrusive. We come here at least once a year and we've been coming here for over 15 years.
We enjoyed our visit to Lalibela on 23rd April - though we were a little disappointed that they were not celebrating St George' Day (given that he is patron saint of Ethiopia as well as England). They were out of St George beer too - a delivery hadn't turned up - but the alternative Ethiopian brew, Amber, turned out to have a picture of George and the Dragon on the label anyway, which pleased me. Lots of fascinating things to look at downstairs and the food was great too. We will come again when next in Tufnell Park!
Lalibela is a wonderful place to eat. Their food is delicious, flavorful, and healthy. They are able to cater to many different dietary requirements including soy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, etc. The air is scented with frankincense from the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony and the atmosphere is conducive to good conversation. Lovely, friendly staff and an overall warm experience. Highly recommended! But do plan to spend some time there enjoying the full experience, as everything is prepared from scratch and this takes time.
I went to Lalibela with my date after one of my customers advised me to try it, and I must say I'm very surprised. The atmosphere is very nice, and the food is definitely worth a visit, I loved every bit of it. At some point someone in another table had a coffee ceremony and I think things got a little out of hand with the incense, but apart from that everything was very satisfying and I will visit again.