Ethiopian and East African restaurants are a growing trend in the foodie circles of London, and down on Wandsworth Road in Lambeth, you can find out what the fuss is all about for yourself. Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant provides both the expat community with a taste of home and the culinary adventurers of South London with an entry point into this enthralling, largely undiscovered cuisine.
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Food and service were both excellent. Very friendly staff who were informative about the food on the menu. Would recommend the £30 sharing plate for 2.
Love this place! Food is tasty. Hospitality is warm & is welcoming. Best Ethiopian restaurant on Wandsworth Road.
We waited and waited there to be served and no one was interested to come and serve us. the lady there didn’t even look at us. Disappointing.
Ethiopian food, such as that on offer at Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant on Wandsworth Road in Lambeth, contains a variety of flavours and techniques that set it apart from other East African and international cuisines. The food is based – metaphorically and literally – on injera, a sourdough flatbread that doubles up as plate and serving method, and boasts a taste that is quite unique in London and beyond.
Alongside – or more accurately, on top of – this is the wat, a base stew that informs almost all Ethiopian cooking. Most dishes are much spicier than those of neighbouring East African or Arabic cuisines, and feature far more vegan dishes, due to the traditions of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, which often engages in fasting from meat and other products. When you venture down to Wandsworth Road in Lambeth, you can be sure of discovering something few in London have tasted: book your table now and set off on a voyage of culinary discovery.