Mesi's Kitchen

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£25 and under
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Ethiopian

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Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
Welcome to Mesi's Kitchen. Although our East African country’s cuisine can be heavy on meat it's also full of delicious and super-satisfying dishes that are perfect for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten and lactose-­free eaters.
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F
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a really great experience to try Ethiopian food, and a really nice atmosphere.

Z
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

amazing food, great staff and healthy food. fantastic value for money. give it a go!!!

f
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time at this restaurant and it was again very good! The food is amazing, and the staff offers one of the best service we have ever had. They really look after you and give you great advice on the food if you are not sure what to order. We'll definitely go back, probably with family or friends!

AH
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely home cooked food and brilliant service. Would go again.

MW
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Lovely hostess. Great food. Brilliant restaurant despite not being well known. Have been back a few times now and love it every time.

MC
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good local dinner at a local resteaurant.
The food was well prepared and tasty. Staff were helpful and gave advice when we ordered.
Service could be a bit quicker.

P
London
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've never had Ethiopian before however I felt our experience at Mesi's Kitchen was authentic.
The staff is extremely nice and the food really tasty, I'd definitively go back.
The coffe experience was worth it, great way to close our meal.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant to try Ethiopian food.
The service was really good and the restaurant manager was lovely.
On top of that, the food was delicious! We enjoyed every bite of the combo platter for two! We’ll definitely go back.

c
London
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and delicious food

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great little place run by Mesi, who served us. Lovely food and amazing value for money

r
London
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Mesi’s isthe most delicious Ethiopian food in London that I know of. Well worth a trip. A delightful family run place, to boot.

R
Manchester
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening at Mesi's kitchen, the food was delicious and friendly, helpful service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the most lovingly-prepared, flavourful, and wholesome food! highly recommend

V
London
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very enjoyable evening with delicious shared food well presented with delightful service.

C
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Despite the size of the plate, portions were quite small for the price. Attached picture was to feed 4 (2 portions of Mesi's Combo, 1 portion of chicken stew and 1 portion of beef stew) and came up to £65. Food seems authentic. Friendly service.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We had never tried Ethiopian food before and we went and it was such a lovely experience. The owner, Mesi, was serving us and she clearly loves her restaurant and she took such good care of us. The food was fantastic. If you want high quality food at great prices without lots of frills then you should definitely go here.

J
London
35 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great night at Mesi. The welcome was warm and really friendly and the night just continued from there.
Some of the group had not head Ethiopian food before so we were helped with the menu and chose a sharing dish with a variety of options to try. It was fun using fingers to eat and wrapping up curry and lentils the injura. The food was fantastic, so tasty and rich.
To finish off we had the coffee ceremony which involved our coffee beans being roasted and then ground for our pot of coffee. The coffee was rich and so tasty and the theatre of it all made the night.
We will definitely go back and would highly recommend Mesi for a great meal.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Mesi is as warm and welcoming as her restaurant. Coupled with delicious Ethiopian food this makes for a great dining experience.

LJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really lovely service, very accommodating and kind to go through the menu with us as it was our first time. It was a quieter evening in the restaurant and I would definitely recommend try the Hummus.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was nice, but had better. Service was terrible, we had to wait 50 minutes for our food to arrive. There was only one person serving, she even helped out in the kitchen.

PN
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We received a reminder from Open Table a day before the reservation but when we turned up the restaurant was closed for a two week vacation!!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to eat and terrific value, staff very friendly and helpful. I will be coming back.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful little place with fantastically generous portions. The tasting platter for two was enormous. The meat portions looked deceptively small due to the gigantic plate it was served on but, between the two of us, we could barely get through the thing. All that for £24 total or so. Bargain. And it was so, so good.

Wine was also reasonably priced and service was good if inattentive. Relaxed atmosphere and laid back - great for a quiet one.

W
Oxford
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Satisfying and filling food. Friendly staff, helpful with suggestions / recommendations.

E
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. Exceeded my expectations. Service a little slow but super smiley

d
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Mesi's Kitchen in the same week. I usually find one Ethiopian meal is sufficient to satisfy me for a year... but not this time... I wanted more! Definately the best Ethiopian restaraunt I've been to in North London, the injera is fresh and just right. The stews (wot) were delicious (Tibs is highly recommended - but I also think that the Doro Wot was the best I've eaten outside of Ethiopia). Service is warm and welcoming - this is one of the best places I've eaten ever.

TT
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Never had Ethiopian food before and was very impressed with the taste and the presentation. We were the only people in the restaurant on a Friday night which was a bit odd, but it only contributed to the great service. The restaurant feels really authentic with the music and the decoration. Overall, a great find and will visit again.

S
London
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food in a relaxed setting. The owner is super nice and very smily, but be prepared to wait for service, even if the place is all-but-empty.

g
London
253 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This was our second visit to this unique and outstanding restaurant serving authentic Ethiopian cuisine. The menu is varied and offers something for all. The vegetarian options are particularly imaginative and very tasty! The service in this family run restaurant is friendly and helpful and the welcome we received on arrival was particularly warm. Highly recommended.