London is a melting pot of culture, and at Marathon Restaurant over in Barnsbury’s Caledonian Road you can experience Ethiopian cuisine at its finest. From hearty stews to fir fir and tibs, Marathon Restaurant serves up authentic dishes, making it a favourite among London’s East African population as well as foodies looking to experience the flavours of Ethiopia. Feast on some quanta fir fir (specially prepared dried meat with a spicy sauce and injera) or tuck into the marathon special tibs (lamb cooked in red wine with onion, green bullet chilli, tomato, rosemary and black pepper). Ethiopian cuisine may be known for its use of mouthwatering meat, but vegetarians won’t feel left out either with an array of delicious veggie dishes also on the extensive menu.
The food was really tasty, and there's a good range of Ethiopian dishes available. Decor is nice enough, and service was good - it was a very quiet night, and there was only one waitress, but we didn't have to wait around for ordering or for the meal to arrive.