Numidie Bistro

4.5
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369 reviews
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£25 and under
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North African
Situated in the heart of Crystal Palace Numidie Bistro is an award winning restaurant serving delicious traditional Algerian and French cuisine. The family run venue looks and feels cool, with its massive mirrors, traditional colourful walls and fittings and shabby-chic mismatched crockery. Owners Mak and Hakim are of Algerian decent, with Mak having over 20 years experience in the catering industry, and has been a Head Chef for over half of this time. His Nephew Hakim is a pastry chef and also manages the lounge bar in the basement of the restaurant. The bar is an inviting space with traditional Algerian deco and a quaint small garden area leading off from the bar. Come and enjoy some live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night, a perfect way to round off the evening having sampled the mouth watering dishes served in the restaurant upstairs.
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4.5based on recent ratings
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London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Champagne wasn't opened or in an ice bucket which was disappointing.
Felt as if they wanted us to leave at the moving tables around.

OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, delicious food, can't wait to go back!

JT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been coming to Numdies for a few years and the food and service are always excellent - I will continue to support this lovely restaurant

YB
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. Service was good and the overall ambiance lovely. I will definitely come back to eat here. Lovely experience

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious food! Thankyou!

ES
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is a lovely little restaurant in crystal palace. Staff are friendly and attentive and the food is full of flavor. Will definitely be coming back to try the rest of the menu. My only negative feedback is that the mains were slightly on the salty side, but I'll put that to a on day thing. The bar downstairs is also a great after dinner venue with a good selection of signature cocktails.

RA
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good tasty food and friendly staff. Nice atmosphere.

GG
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always good - I don’t need to look further than the lamb tagine each time I go!
House red wine is decent also.
Being a small setup you get good service and they create a nice ambience and atmosphere with the decor and music

FC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food. Great service

MF
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Genuinely delicious food. Really enjoyed our evening here and sound definitely recommend

AH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal we all had something different. The service was excellent

AO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food in good looking restaurant. Recommend the lamb shank and spicy sausage. The layered aubergine and cheese starter was tasty too. Would go back again.

T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely as always 👍🏻

NG
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Overpriced and pretentious. It's trying too hard to be chic and elevated but the quality of the food is mediocre and the service is sub-par. The ambience was deeply uncomfortable - up-tight and oddly sterile despite attempts at creating a warm, inviting North African environment.
I wouldn't recommend Numidie to anyone, and I don't understand how it has gotten so many good reviews.

LL
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, can't wait to go back and try more... Excellent decor too will be making this a local for sure 😊

PM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating area was a little warm but the front doors were opened and it became quite pleasant. The food was delicious and piping hot (literally still bubbling!)
Staff attentive but not intrusive.
Would be happy to return

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant. The food was first class and the waitresses were very welcoming. Will definitely return back to this lovely restaurant.

LG
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service, we will definitely be back soon!

AC
Inverness
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I would of recommended numidie to a friend a year ago when I last went but the last visit had poor service. We waited inside the main door to be seated but nobody came to us so we went to the counter to be asked to be seated. A few people we could over hear were already saying that the service was poor and even though the food was delicious the evening was slightly let down.

KA
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favourite restaurants! Food is so tasty and the service is great, really friendly and efficient.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, great flavours, and very well presented. Good selection for all of us including vegetarians. Service spot on. Strongly recommend.

RH
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were not disappointed. It was very busy so although waiters were attentive it did take a long time for our food to arrive. However the food was excellent and the wine smooth. The ambience was inviting and it offered an ideal venue for celebrating our daughter’s birthday

MC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice food and friendly staff.
Great. Its my 4th time in there and I will go again, definetely

JW
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing & the ambience lovely. We stayed there for more than three hours.

Definitely recommended & will be visiting the restaurant & the bar downstairs soon.

p
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i have been there few times and always had a good service and good food. it would be nice if i could go more often but enjoying bringing people to taste the food and appreciate the difference with what could be bought in the shop.

H
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Small bistro with great food. The staff are lovely.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great place to eat out with a nice buzz, food is lovely and the waitress was very friendly! I would recommend.

HK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

good food and attentive service. Lovely decor. Bit noisy from bass music next door/ downstairs?

BS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food and vibe was great, but as here was only one front of house staff member the whole experience felt a bit rushed. She was absolutely brilliant, but one person has a capacity of how much time and focus they can give to each table

JS
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The food was excellent. However, on the instance we went, there was no maitre d'. The Table service was slow.

K
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far, one of the best restaurants in South East London. In fact, the entire city. Your tastebuds will thank you!

MA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love this restaurant. The food is flavourful & always interesting, with dishes like quail, rabbit & duck in addition to more conventional North African cuisine like tagines & couscous. The service is friendly & efficient & they are open on occasions like New Year's eve, when the neighbouring restaurants are all closed. They also have a handy bar downstairs.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find. Lovely food, cocktails and restaurant. Such a variety of food on the menu there is something for everyone. Will be back soon

B
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

I can’t fault the food or service (the tagines were divine)!however there was a private party going on downstairs which you had to battle through to get to the toilet which was in a terrible state.

b
London
33 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Enjoyable evening. The restaurant was packed and somewhat noisy. That may explain why I was served with a slightly different meal from the one I ordered. I had to check with the menu when ordering dessert. 😀
Shared platter starter was slow in coming but we'll worth the weight and price. Main was to be chicken couscous, but came with bread. Loved it. Will come again for couscous!
Pudding: pear and almond tart tasted fabulous. Pastry was delicious and crumbly. Would have liked a second helping
All in all a lovely experience, but I would try a quieter night if there is one.

m
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful food and great ambience! We enjoyed two platters a few tagines and the tastiest lamb cuttlets ever. Will definitely come back. Great house wines too.

PM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a good meal here. We were sad the bar wasn't open for cocktails but the wine was great. The food was very good.. The tagines are super hot. They steamed up the windows! Very tasty. The lady serving was friendly and checking we were ok. Good find in crystal palace.

BA
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The private party down stairs ruined my dining experience.
But my food was exquisite
Chef did a profound job with our meal
Olives and bits were not rich in look and taste but the drinks and main were perfect

Sitting to close for comfort but overall the experience was ok. Will definitely order for takeaway but not dining.

AC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was brilliant atmosphere was also great, would definitely go back again only drawback was had to wait for our drinks but then again was a busy night but was well impressed overall

o
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited for Valentine's Day. Lovely food, really moreish and good portions. Would recommend the mezze sharing platter to start. Friendly service. After paying we were then invited to the downstairs bar for a free glass of prosecco, where a live band were playing. Would definitely recommend and will visit again.