Marathon Restaurant and Bar

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Head to Marathon’s bright and modern dining room to taste authentic Ethiopian food, filled with wholesome ingredients like lentils, peas and greens.

Discover the bold flavours of wot dishes made with delicious stewed meats in a spicy sauce, and other traditional bites such as kifto, made with finely chopped beef, spiced butter, spinach and homemade cheese.


Typical meal price From £25.00 per diner

£25 and under

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Venue Details & Map

Marathon Restaurant and Bar

193a Caledonian Road
N1 0SL

Yelp Reviews

7.00 out of 5
based on 5 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Marathon Restaurant and Bar

2.0 out of 5
05 March 2017
by Nazre A.

Massively disappointed yet again. I went to this place 3 times and I couldn't be anymore disappointed on every visit! Service is so poor and testless burnt food, I can't belive they serve this to their customer. They never learn form their own mistake they can see every customer leaving very unhappy. I will never visit this place nor recommended... more

5.0 out of 5
08 February 2015
by Yuen L.

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

3.0 out of 5
15 February 2016
by Bianca W.

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.

We weren't... more

5.0 out of 5
23 January 2016
by Alisa R.

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

3.0 out of 5
07 December 2008
by Sinan O.

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

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