Queen of Sheba


Restaurants and cafés

Kentish Town

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Venue details

  • Address:

    Queen of Sheba 12 Fortess Road
    NW5 2EU

  • Venue phone:

    020 7284 3947

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  • Opening hours:

    Lunch served noon-3pm, dinner served 6-11pm Mon-Sat. Meals served noon-10pm Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Kentish Town

  • Price:

    Main courses £7-£13.50. Set meal £30-£40 (2-3 people)

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Kameal Celestee

I'm usually quite critical of restaurants, but I wouldn't hesitate to give this place 5 stars. I have eaten in many Ethiopian restaurants around Europe and this is really one of the best. The girls are always very friendly and customer service is excellent. I am a regular at this particular restaurant and have taken many friends and family, so far everyone loves it.


Wonderful experience...Lovely staff, great atmosphere, delicious food, very well cooked indeed, and Amazing coffee!


These reviews are a joke. After reading all of your amazing comments I travelled across the length of London for dinner here last night. 40 minutes after ordering we were told our food was coming. 20 minutes later we were told they had run out of the flat bread the dish is served on & would be given rice instead so that we wouldn't have to wait any longer. After one hour the food arrived. I was shocked that 1 chicken & 1 minced lamb dish (which we were told would be chunks of lamb) took this long to arrive. the chicken dish tasted like a microwave meal. It was in no way authentic Etheopian cuisine (which I have eaten before). By the time it arrived I had lost my appetite & was so disappointed with the food that we ate & asked for the bill within 10 minutes. To top it all off the waitress thought she'd try & con us with an "offer of gratitude"- The bottom of the menu states an additional service charge of 12.5%. Our 2 dishes came to £20.50. so with service charge that would have made it £22.50. When she brought the bill over it stated that with service charge it would have been £33, but that this would have been optional for us as we had waited so long for our food. So all of a sudden the service charge shot up to £12.50 because she knew damn well we had no intention of paying it? You may be fooling all of your polite middle class twits who think they know good food, but you didn't fool us! What a shame.


The food was tasty and exotic, the service was very attentive and the lady server was extremely sweet to us. I am already looking forward to my next visit! Oh and I need to mention that the Ethiopian coffee ceremony is a must to cap off you meal. Fantastic!


this is a great place - delicious food, friendly family run business. our favorite in north london and a great change from the usual 'standard fare' offered by most other restaurants. If you haven't been try it out.