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7:00 PM

Blue Nile

4.8
158 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Ethiopian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Neighbourhood Gem

The Blue Nile is a family run Eritrean - Italian café and restaurant, harking back to Eritrea’s colonial history.
Our menu has a mix of Italian and Eritrean classics, from Italian coffees, pasta and ice-creams to Eritrean ‘kemem’ tea (tea infused with cloves, cinnamon, star anise and ginger), warm ‘ful’, meat stews infused with cardamom and cinnamon and cooked in ‘tesmi’, a warm and comforting spiced butter and our delicious home made sweet cardamom flavoured bread called ‘himbasha’.
A lot of our recipes are gluten .
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Ethiopian, Italian
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Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Thursday: 12pm - 3pm - 6pm - 9pm
Friday: 12pm - 3pm - 6pm - 10pm
Saturday: 3pm - 10pm
Sunday: 3pm - 9pm
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Phone number
020 8855 0369
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Parking Details
Street parking is available on the evenings. The supermarket across the road also has 3 hours free parking at all times.
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Public Transit
Woolwich Arsenal DLR and mainline train station is a few minutes walk away.
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Takeout, Wine
What 158 People Are Saying
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AHOKHA (London)
5.0  Dined on 25 January 2018

Beautiful food and wonderful service as always. This place is so special.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 20 January 2018

Delicious food and great experience, it is a unique, and cultural experience not using utensils with a comfortable and lovely atmosphere. Service was great and the owner is very friendly. Highly recommend and would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on 18 January 2018

Tasty, authentic, interesting food and a welcoming owner who really looks after you.

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vipOpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 17 January 2018

Blue Nile is my boyfriend's favourite restaurant in Woolwich. We booked a table for his birthday dinner and the owner surprised us with a cake. It a lovely no fuss place to eat as a couple or with friends.

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KRaj (London)
5.0  Dined on 9 January 2018

Favourite restaurant in London. It's a little out of the way (being in Woolwich) but is well worth travelling for. The value is incredible, the spicy meat stews and injera are unbeatable, especially with the spiced tea, and the tiramisu is one of the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 10 December 2017

We were planning to take my husband's aunt out to this castle in the Shooter’s hill for some mulled cider, stunning views and.. Christmas carols, followed by the dinner in the neighbourhood for her birthday. But, of course, castle visit had to get cancelled (snow in London is super powerful!!) and when we thought that this day is just not going to turn out well.. we went out for that pre-planned dinner. To the Blue Nile. Where we met Shewa who we connected with over Polaroid photos and her life story as a refugee back then and the owner of Blue Nile now. We had tears in our eyes while listening to Shewa’s story, then were laughing out loud when being introduced to Eritrean alphabet and true happiness visited us when we were singing happy birthday to our beloved one - Indira Fay! Us 3 and Shewa. Shewa, thank you for making our day and evening - you a truly an inspiration and we are definitely coming back!!! Absolutely gorgeous interior, amazing food and the owner.. simply a legend!!!

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JackoEats (London)
5.0  Dined on 17 November 2017

Lovely food, lovely environment, lovely host, thank you!

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Jack (London)
4.0  Dined on 10 November 2017

My second time at the Blue Nile and another great meal. I suspect that I'll be coming back time and time again. As a bonus we were offered a doggy bag so I had a lovely meal two nights running.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 27 October 2017

Really delicious vegetarian option, attentive service,

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 21 October 2017

Refined place! The besr restaurant in woolwich for sure
Food was amazing

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Adam (London)
4.0  Dined on 17 October 2017

Really good experience. Great value and so authentic. You can forget you're in London. The lady who runs the place is fantastic.

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PWJujus (London)
5.0  Dined on 13 October 2017

Awesome food with yummy flavours, friendly service and great value for money.

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GeofffromRA (London)
5.0  Dined on 5 October 2017

Astonishingly wonderful place!!

The Blue Nile has simply wonderful food: very authentic, healthy and tasty. The owner goes to considerable trouble to import Eritrean flour for the Injera and you can really tell.

The service and welcome is without equal anywhere, and the whole package is wrapped up in a superb value for money package.

I can’t recommed this highly enough.

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TikkiTower (London)
5.0  Dined on 5 October 2017

This was a first for the three of us as we popped in to have dinner as the beginning of our night of celebrations for my NZ niece's 19th birthday. We loved the food, the service where we were made to feel welcome and shown how to eat the food in a traditional manner. Lovely time! Definitely coming again for sure!

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AHOKHA (London)
5.0  Dined on 21 September 2017

Beautiful food, brilliant service. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 17 September 2017

A wonderful experience with a very helpful waitress who explained how to eat the delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 14 September 2017

This restaurant is AMAZING! Very lucky to have it in Woolwich

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 23 August 2017

Great food, lovely ambience, original cuisine. And good value for money too! Really enjoyed the experience and will come back.

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Frenchiemiss (London)
5.0  Dined on 17 August 2017

Amazing restaurant, tastiest food I have had in a while. Really simple menu but SOO deee-liiciousss.

Would recommend to anyone in the area, perfect local date night evening atmosphere or perfect place for a catch up with friends.

Amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 11 August 2017

Amazing food, service and night as per usual! Would happily recommend to anyone in London - its mine and my partners favourite restaurant in London and I've lived here for nearly three years!

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