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Blue Nile Cafe

73 Woolwich New Road, London SE18 6ED, England
+44 20 8855 0369
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 3 days ago via mobile

We're visiting from California and took a bit of a tube ride to get here. We were not only pleasantly surprised, we were blown away at the quality of Shewa's cooking and service. She cooks all day and serves with loving care in this intimate...More

Thank TampaFloridian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Blue Nile is a local gem! Don't be fooled by the simple exterior, the food and service is 10/10. Since moving to the area we have tried out most of the local restaurants and Blue Nile is a firm fave. Having not eaten Eritrean food...More

Thank SammyDamage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is certainly in my top five restaurants that I've ever been to. Second only to Mog Bistro in Mexico City. Shewa is a lovely host dishing out wonderful food at brilliant prices. An incredible atmosphere in a charming setting. Could not recommend highly enough....More

Thank Alex F
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went here recently for dinner, and it is so worth a visit! From the outside it's totally non descript but the food was amazing! We had the sharer meal as we hadn't been before so we got to sample a bit...More

Thank Londoner1201
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I went to this little gem on Saturday night with my boyfriend whom had visited many times and was really excited about showing me. I knew what to order as I had eaten Eritrean before in Archway. I was excited to see the menu is...More

Thank Linzarelli
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Find this place very cosy. The food was great, very different experience. A lot of tasty flavours and the portion size for the money is great! Definitely would recommend.

Thank Greta Z
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We went there last Thursday with a couple of friends and we spended a great time!The most amazing Cafe on my home town!! Just love it!!

Thank JohnMatt785
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Visited with friends before heading to a 30th birthday party nearby. Service is extremely friendly and attentive given there is only one lady. She will happily advise you on what to get, how much to get and how to eat it if you are newbie...More

Thank LondonKate_10
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I can't recommend this hotel more. The food here as super tasty and delicious. The service here is up to the required standards. I will bring a conference here again. Thank You

Thank misigasteve
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Blue Nile Café catered for our staff dinner in our office last week and it was great. They accidentally quoted a price that was lower than they wanted, but they stuck to it and delivered us delicious food, in generous portions and at a very...More

Thank Freddie W
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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$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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