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Blue Nile Cafe

73 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6ED, England
+44 20 8855 0369
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stews” (42 reviews)
“injera” (63 reviews)
“pancakes” (32 reviews)
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Italian, African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
73 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6ED, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We get the vegetarian set. Unique tastes of each each dish, unlike some places where spices are the same across dishes. Subtle but wonderful flavors, lightly but clearly spiced. Love the chickpeas, lentils, tomato dishes. Unique delicious flavors. Owners run the place and are extremely...More

Thank HalsC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place in Woolwich, beautiful decor and atmosphere full of love for the owner's country. Very interesting conversation with the owners who are proud and full of passion for their original country, Eritrea and they're not allowed to go back there for the last 20...More

Thank tizianorossilondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a wonderful meal out eating the best flavoured food then this is the place to go. I love the injera and casseroles. Injera is like a savoury, sponge pancake which you spoon the casseroles onto and then tear pieces of injera off...More

Thank Budetrip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here a few times and its incredible! The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the food is the best I've had. Cant recommend enough!

Thank Mike1111aaaaa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, charming, really nice people. Fab old building, in what was a sausage factory. Now a simple, charming Eritrean restaurant - the owners are an Eritrean/Italian couple - so the desserts are very italian. The tiramisu was sensational, but big. Coeliacs - there is...More

Thank Graham K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with my friends a few weeks ago and it was a great evening for us, was a lot of fun, very good staff and great food. This weekend I'm going there again!

Thank MrMatt87
Reviewed 31 August 2018

excellent food in Woolwich and offers a real insight to Eritrean cusine, the woman who owns it is very quirky too!

Thank aaron f
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We've been meaning to try this place for a while - a quirky independent place. Unusually decorated (they've restored the interior of an old 30's sausage shop). We were disappointed with the food; the injera (pancake type things) tasted very strongly of vinegar. I get...More

Thank Locke_Lamora
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Visited the Blue Nile a few weeks ago, amazing restaurant! So good, I'm going back tonight. Delicious food, lovely vibe, suitable for vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters alike. Lovely history and made to feel exceptionally welcome. Habte was amazing👌🏽 10/10😁

Thank Sacha S
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Well, I've never tried Ethiopian food before, but a friend who had been raving about this place introduced me and it was just fantastic! So much flavour in every bit of our meal. The place looks so unassuming from the outside that you might not...More

Thank SimoneC5422
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James T
17 March 2017|
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Response from simongrovepark | Reviewed this property |
all the food is fresh I'm sure they will fix you something nice
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8855 0369
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The Blue Nile is a family run Eritrean - Italian cafe and restaurant, harking back to Eritrea's colonial history. Our menu has a mix of Italian and Eritrean classics, from Italian coffees, pasta and ice-creams to Eritrean 'kemem' tea (tea infused with cloves, cinnamon, star anise and ginger), warm 'ful', meat stews infused with cardamom and cinnamon and cooked in 'tesmi', a warm and comforting spiced butter and our delicious home made sweet cardamom flavoured bread called 'himbasha'. A lot of our recipes are gluten - free and we have a wide range of vegetarian dishes.
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