Adam's Café

4.7
277 reviews
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
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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.
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RR
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A hidden gem that makes you want to shout it from the rooftops while at the same time keep it quiet so it doesn't get too busy when you want to go there yourself. Food is tasty (and not at all salty - a common restaurant problem), very good value and filling. The staff are attentive and friendly and the ambience is just right. Highly recommended.

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly charming service and a relaxed atmosphere. The food was delicious, very authentic and well made
I will certainly be back

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k
Singapore
35 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been going to Adams Cafe for more than twenty years and still probably the only place in London serving authentic North African food including delicious Couscous Royale.

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AR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going for years, and Adam's is consistently brilliant in every department. One of west London's best dining spots. Not to be missed.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is great. The service, food and overall experience. Too much options to recommend just one dish. Check out their menu and webpage. Would definitely recommend and book again.

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MF
London
13 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful meal. Delighted that it is local to us. We will be back.

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OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant as ever...thank you.

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R
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very well cooked Tunisian food always cooked to a very high standard

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j
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, and great value. A restaurant you would want to return to regularly; we have never been disappointed. Warm and helpful service.

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JP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Simple establishment, very welcoming, nice variety of tagines. Reasonable price.

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BC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, we could have eaten everything on the menu! A true little gem in the area, can't wait to come back for our next meal.

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JO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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LY
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and hospitality, a pleasant and quiet atmosphere

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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!

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k
Singapore
35 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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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.

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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

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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.😬

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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

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OT
London
16 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

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k
Singapore
35 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
19 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
9 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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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!

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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
19 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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OT
London
16 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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