in Brixton, Peckham & South London

A rare Eritrean restaurant, unpretentious Asmara serves spicy chicken, lamb and beef stews and vegetable/vegan dishes that you scoop up with injera, a flat, slightly spongy sourdough bread that is a national dish. Staff add colour with traditional costumes, while the messob meat dinner (£32 for two; veggie option available) with traditional coffee ceremony is pure enjoyment.