Adam's Café

4.8
260 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Run by Abdel and Frances Boukraa – he hailing from Djerba, Tunisia, she English born and bred – Adam’s Café is a thriving family affair which has grown over the years to become one of Shepherds Bush’s most popular restaurants. A café by day and a restaurant serving North African cuisine by night, Adam’s Café is a bustling local hub, informal and authentic, decorated in mosaics and cheerful colours. It may serve the biggest and best breakfast on Askew Road but this is no greasy spoon. Visit in the evening and find yourself greeted by the spice infused aromas of Tunisia and Morocco. The menu consists simply of couscous dishes alongside grills and tagines, each based precisely on Abdel’s experience of home cooking. You really won’t find a more authentic taste of North Africa in the capital.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Moroccan, North African
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Sat: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
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Phone number
020 8743 0572
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Bus 266, Askew Road Library stop
Or nearest tube, Ravenscourt Park
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 260 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great evening with friends. Only issue was the manager, who seemed not very amused with our small group as we were a little loud and were playing games etc. Just felt like we were in for a reprimand by the headmistress.😬

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PC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, great service and hearty food. Service was friendly and i would highly recommend

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A
London
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic in every way. Food delicious, service was super, great value for money highly recommended

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k
Singapore
29 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Probably the only authentic couscous and North African restaurant in London

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n
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've eaten here a number of times over the past 20 years or so. It is consistently excellent. In fact it is my favourite restaurant in London.

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OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favourite places to eat in West London, and with good reason. The food is lovely and the owners just the nicest people.

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SP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great local dining spot, with fantastic service! Really love the pickles and breads which are served to begin with.

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MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far the best restaurant in Shepherd’s Bush. The North African food is fresh and delicious. It is also very good value. We have been coming for 30 years and love it every time.

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.
Friendly staff will go extra mile.

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LH
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been going here for over 15 years and it’s always been amazing. The food is delicious; I’d especially recommend the merguez sausages, sardines and calamari from the starters list and any of the tagines or couscous options from the main courses. The Tunisian wine is very good, the service is excellent and it’s all reasonably priced. Possibly my favourite West London restaurant!

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Adams cafe has been providing great north african food at reasonable prices for decades and the its quality and the service is always unswervingly first class

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S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely evening! Really amazing authentic food! And great to see Moroccan wines on the menu too!

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G
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are longstanding devotees of Adams Cafe. It is one of life’s great pleasures: delicious food in easy, amicable surroundings with lovely friendly staff. I really recommend it.

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely to go there as always, its a regular haunt but so popular now you would be best advised to book.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. We had a mixture of meat and seafood and it was all great, and very reasonable

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PC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been going for over 8 years...food never disappoints and the owners are the heart of the place!

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c
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always fabulous food and wonderful staff and ambience

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good.

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RF
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed the seabass, nice atmosphere and being able to take your own wine is great. Almond tart and the chocolate mousse both very good.

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OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love this place and have been going for years but new to booking via Open Table, which is very handy.
Can’t recommend highly enough...lovely people, lovely food & lovely place.

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A
London
15 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was indeed the best meal I have had in years. The food was super delicious the service impeccable, on the whole it was a fantastic evening. I would like to thank Adam and his wonderful partner for putting up with our heated discussion and noise.

Thank you for everything.
Highly recommended and excellent value for money. I will certainly come here again.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant – great food! Recommend. Will go back again soon.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal at a very reasonable cost. Will definitely visit again.

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GW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Morphing into an evening restaurant from daytime cafe sets certain expectations. Fortunately, these were ill founded and Adam's Cafe feels and works like any other smaller neighbourhood restaurant. The menu is extensive and offers a great choice from tangines through to steaks.

All our food was tasty and served promptly. I particularly enjoyed the initial nibbles and orange dessert. My choice of bouillabaisse was perhaps over-optimistic for such a small establishment, but it was better than many I've had in London.

The prices represent good value and £5 corkage seemed the better option given the availability of so many off licences within 100m.

Overall, a very pleasant experience with welcoming owners who clearly care about their business and customers.

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KG
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, excellent value and will certainly be back

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MH
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service. Owners were really friendly and welcoming.

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SK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a delicious dinner at Adam’s cafe;the fish tagine was especially wonderful. The prices are very reasonable and it is very friendly and relaxed. Would definitely return!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food for a great price. A wonderful local restaurant to have on the askew road. Service was lovely as always!

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O
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great location, strongly recommend a visit... or two...

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VP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, even better than on previous visits. Lovely friendly welcome from the owners.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is very friendly with excellent welcome and service.
The food is North African and tasty

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal. great ambience and a very warm welcome!

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Z
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Tunisian and Moroccan food, exquisite in taste and beautifully served. We had unforgettable dishes such as chicken pastilla, brik au thon with tuna and potato encasing a soft molten egg and perched on a lemon which one can squeeze onto the brik, couscous Royale and a delicious lamb and prune tagine. The 2-dish Menu Gourmet is excellent value.

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HP
London
26 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. 2nd visit and as good as the first.

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d
London
29 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The restaurant provided excellent service and the food was tasty. It wasn't too busy so was nice for a catchup over dinner.

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B
London
10 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant, as always.

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h
London
151 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Home cooking little gem out of the beaten track

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the warm atmosphere of this place. Interesting Tunisian food and great hosts

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantasic food! Very Nice service. Will defiantly be back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous Mediterranean food, genuinely spoiled for choice. A variety of their starters and mains were ordered and each one was thoroughly enjoyed.
Calling it a cafe doesn't do it justice, a lovely evening meal on a special occasion can be had here (and would be reccomended!).
Service was wonderful and friendly too.

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