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Marathon Restaurant the best Ethiopian traditional food in London

Established in September 2004, Marathon Bar & Restaurant has been the No 1 in London for years, serving the best Ethiopian Cuisine ! Marathon Restaurant is a traditional Ethiopian fine dining restaurant, offering exotic Ethiopian cuisine and warm hospitality.

To eat Ethiopian food at Marathon is to experience an original, diverse and incredibly tasteful dining experience at its best. There is an amazing variety of vegetarian options as well as interesting fish and meat dishes, and after all we make sure it will be your next favourite place to relax and experience Ethiopian cuisine.

We also serve the authentic Ethiopian various Ethiopian beers and wines.

  • It comes in a variety of forms, varying in type, size or shape of the cuts of meat used, and can range from hot to mild. A particularly recommended variation is shekla tibs, in which the strips of meat arrive at your table roasting atop a clay pot stoked with hot coals -- dramatic and delicious.

  • The name of Ethiopia's most popular vegetarian dish translates as "a bit of every type," hence your injera arrives blanketed in piles of tasty and colorful vegetables, potatoes, curries, lentil stews and more, creating a riot of colors and tastes.

  • Kitfo is ground raw beef that’s been mixed with kibbe, the spiced clarified butter. It can be accompanied by mitmita, another popular Ethiopian spice blend. The result melts in your mouth and tastes great with the typical accompaniments of gomen (cooked greens) and a soft fresh cheese

Having a big birthday bash, celebrating a special anniversary, or enjoying summer with friends or work colleagues, conatct us we make sure to make it a special day.

A particularly recommended variation is shekla tibs, in which the strips of meat arrive at your table roasting atop a clay pot stoked with hot coals -- dramatic and delicious.

Ethiopian is one of the best cuisines for vegetarians and vegans, there’s always a large variety of veggie options on the menu. You can’t go wrong with the beyaynetu, a colorful vegetable dishes.

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    Walked into Marathon earlier as I was heading to the pharmacy to pick up my prescription. Never been in before. Asked the lady to knock me up a traditional lunch to take away and told her I'd be back in a minute. Got my prescription  headed back and didn't have to wait long before it was done. Friendly service, nice food and a decent price. I'll be back next time.

    George, London.

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    I go here regular, the staff are friendly, the food is great and very good value for money, good portions sizes ,sometimes hot and spicy. I recommend Kitfo and Marathon Special Tibs  , but very cheap all fresh food and cooked to order

    Elizabeth, Islington.

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    Best Ethiopian restaurant in Kings cross area. Excellent spicy food. Good choices for vegan and vegetarian. Do not forget to try the Ethiopia coffee and everyone is eating with hands . It is fun. Love it. Try Ethiopian Red wine and Habesha beer too. 

    Mario, London.