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Marathon Restaurant and Bar
193a Caledonian RoadLondonN1 0SL
This was my first brush with Ethiopian cuisine and I really enjoyed it!
The restaurant itself isn't super appealing, it's just a few tables on a tiled floor and some gaudy decorations on the walls and windows. Definitely not pretty or cozy.
The staff was very friendly but unfortunately our server spoke incredibly quietly, so we had trouble understanding her over the loud music.
I love Ethiopian food! But to be honest I really ever get to eat it! I ate it more when I lived in Tanzania , with Ethiopian friends , then I have any other time.
But when in London I'm always looking for awesome ethic restaurants that I can't get in Scotland ! We came across this gem of a place because it's near the area my work training was in ... It only had two reviews and were like...more
Ethiopian food is one if those rare cuisines where utensils are largely out of the question. Most meals start with a sharing plate covered in injera, an Ethiopian pancake. My knowledge of the difference between tibs or wot is limited. We tend to order a meat dish of lean lamb strips plus a dish of three vegetables. Many dishes are heavily spiced
The injera at marathon is a little more sour...more
I will be honest that I have never thought of trying Ethiopian food, until a friend moved to Islington a month ago. He moved near an Ethiopian restaurant, the first that I have ever seen. Not charming from outside, I think that it must have been a pub before hand.
On top of that, it is also not very well decorated inside, perhaps they just aren't making that much money at the moment, because...more