Kokeb Ethiopian cuisine

The scene: This intimate and charming eatery is a welcoming gem on a grim road lined with council estates and Pentonville Prison. Ethiopian trinkets and photos decorate the walls of Kokeb.The star of the show, though, is owner and chef Getenesh, a warm and welcoming lady, who makes her guests feel like a million dollars.

The grub:
Richly spiced beef, lamb, vegetable and fish stew-type dishes eaten with Injera, Ethipia’s melt-in-the-mouth flatbread.

Behind the bar: Ethiopian beer, and wine. For a real treat, plump for the coffee ceremony where the aromatic beans will be cooked on a pan in front of you.

Bill please:
Lega Tibs (lamb in rosemary and chili) is £9.

Verdict: Divine and filling food in a cosy setting. A great place to try Ethiopian food for the first time.

45 Roman Way, N7 8XF
020 7609 9832
Tube: Caledonian Road

Review: Janine Kelso