Adam's Café

4.8
266 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Cosy
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.
What 266 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.8
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
JO
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent what more can one say. Atmosphere warm . Food as ever excellent Service warm and friendly and efficient

Report
Helpful
LY
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and hospitality, a pleasant and quiet atmosphere

Report
Helpful
OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As good as always with surprising new additions to the menu! Lovely flavours and ambiance!

Report
Helpful
k
Singapore
31 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food as always! Probably the only authentic North African restaurant in London.

Report
Helpful
OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely family meal here last Saturday, marking the end of the Christmas holidays and to give my son a treat before heading back to Uni to face an onslaught of exams. I have been to Adam's Cafe several times over the years but, for some reason, had never taken the kids. They loved it and we had a great evening - delicious food and very friendly service. And you can take your own wine - a bargain.

Report
Helpful
MH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good mix of Tunisian and Med cuisine
A bit of spice is always nice

Report
Helpful
NA
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
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.😬

Report
Helpful
PC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

Report
Helpful
A
London
15 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
k
Singapore
31 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Probably the only authentic couscous and North African restaurant in London

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
SP
London
8 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.

Report
Helpful
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.

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

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

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
OT
London
2 reviews
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!

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

As always fabulous food and wonderful staff and ambience

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

The food was so good.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

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

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

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

Wonderful food, excellent value and will certainly be back

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

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

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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...

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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

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

Lovely meal. great ambience and a very warm welcome!

Report
Helpful
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.

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

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

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
7