Red Sea

4.4
30 reviews
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£25 and under
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African
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We at Red Sea are proud to serve the residents of Walworth and Camberwell as well as the broader South London community with adventurous East African cuisine – plus a few familiar dishes that we know you all love! Reserve your table and make your way to a warm welcome at our restaurant along Camberwell Road. We look forward to serving you soon.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
African
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Hours of Operation
Sunnday - Thursday: 16:00 - 23:00
Friday - Saturday: 16:00 - 00:00
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Phone number
020 7277 4494
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Nearest bus stop Camberwell Road Albany Road
What 30 People Are Saying
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3.9
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place with amazing food. I always order the traditional Eritrean food. The staff here are incredible and they always make me feel like I have been invited over for dinner. Try it, you won't be disappointed

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S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2011
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice little place to have a family out. Very friendly lady served us, answered our questions about the menu and showed us an example of their special dish. The food was interesting and quite tasty. Only hope they will have more soft drink choice. Will go again.

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L
London
43 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Red Sea in Walworth provides a wonderful dining experience in a family-run bistro setting. Our only regret is ordering too much food that we could not finish. Three of us shared an enormous quantity of delicious spongy bread with eight different meat and vegetable toppings. We look forward to bringing friends to this special place.

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c
London
89 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fantastic night in the Red Sea Restaurant. Great Italian and Eritrean dishes at amazingly reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

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E
London
20 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2011
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Appealing family-run place with twinkling string lights and plenty of Eritrean customers. We felt well-taken care of, as if by an aunt, who is happy to explain dishes. Chicken Zinghni, although mighty spicy, very flavourful. Another dry lamb dish with green peppers was well-grilled but dry and boring. Hamli (kale with lemony herbs), though, was excellent. You get a huge enamel platter with more than enough injera pancake to eat with. We didn't try the Italian dishes.

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2011
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We decided to try the Eritrean menu.Unfortunately the food was not to our taste.
Also the restaurant looked a lot better in the photo than in reality. A bit dissappointed.

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D
London
25 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2011
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome restaurant! doesn't look much from the outside but the food and staff are amazing and make you feel so welcome. Great for impressing foreign visitors, producing a unique and friend making dinner!

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s
London
24 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2011
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a family dinner at Red Sea, Camberwell on Saturday evening as we were very interested in trying the Eritrean food after reading the reviews. We enjoyed the Red Sea platter which consisted of a mixture of very tasty vegeterian and meat dishes served on a layer of pancake-like bread. Although the service was a little disorganised at times, the staff were extremely friendly. Felt like being on holiday!

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AC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, very nice service and homey feeling atmosphere. Definitely going back again and would highly recommend it to anyone who is already familiar with Ethiopian food and/or wants to try a delicious new cuisine!

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L
London
43 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Red Sea is the type of restaurant that makes you very happy to live in London. The food, service and hospitality are all exceptional. The owner and host welcomes you as if you were joining him in his home for dinner. The Toptable prix fix special for two with the half-carafe of wine makes the experience almost criminally low-priced. I have eaten at six Ethiopian / Eritrean restaurants and this is my favorite. I look forward to bringing many friends to Red Sea to see what they are missing!

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C
London
40 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing - great food - great hospitality and did I say great food... If you have never tried food from this part of the world then you need to get down to the Red Sea and enjoy the best Eritrean food ever.... And don't forget to have the tea after the meal.....

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2010
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 0

Really quaint place, incredible value and nice simple food. Definitely one for those who like simple food, done well.

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TC
London
17 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2010
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Red Sea in Camberwell was a real experien
ce! Good tasty food and friendly people. We'll be back again!

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D
London
27 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Red Sea in Camberwell London is a truly rare find. The owners are charming and welcome you as if into their own home. The food was delicious and expert tuition was given in respect of the way to eat the food without cutlery. The portions were very generous and they even gave us a 'carry out' hamper with the left overs! A memorable evening and exceptionally good value with the Toptable deal. Highly recommended for a fun, enjoyable and sociable evening.

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OT
London
42 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2010
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maharaja, Benfleet.... An excellent night, we had the buffet and it was delicious, would highly recommend it.

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OT
26 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2009
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

loved the food , excellent service very enjoyable

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2009
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was fantastic! We really enjoyed the meal and everything was perfect. A great mix of locals and people trying the restaurant for the first time.

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V
London
39 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2009
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Red Sea was a very pleasant meal and the staff were very friendly. Great great value with TT offer. Would go again.

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Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2009
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I thoroughly recommend The Red Sea. Excellent and authentic food (and the Top Table deal is very good) and the service is both friendly and enthusiastic.

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o
London
33 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2009
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Red Sea London iss an interesting little cafe with a very friendly owner. Eritraen food was interesting and my partner and I thought the experience was fun.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best meal out I have had in a long time. The food was exactly as food should be: no menus, just good, honest, communal food served fresh and eaten with your hands. They provided as much injera as we could eat, and afterwards brought Ethiopian tea. The service from the owners was warm, genuine and personal. We stayed talking long after we'd finished and were not hurried or pressured into ordering more. When the bill arrived and it was only £18 it seemed too good to be true.

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OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a little bit put off that we were the only people eating at the Red Sea, Camberwell but shouldn't have been. The owner explained the dishes, all of which were lovely and with the total bill for 2 being only £26 including the straters and extra caraf of wine we will definalty be back! More people should visit!

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m
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2009
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Red Sea, Camberwell
Very friendly service. Tasty meat dishes, but wouldn't recommend the platter for vegetarians.

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m
London
13 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2009
Overall 5food service 5ambience 4

Fantastic and would go again

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G
London
43 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Red Sea. It was a little gem on a busy thoroughfare. The food was simply exquisite. The injera had the right texture, the right level of sourness and soaked up the 6 veg and non-veg dishes perfectly. We were treated to kale, spicy lentils, a vegetable curry, spicy lamb, mild lamb and a chicken curry with ample, thick sauce. Each dish had a distinct flavour.

The owner was very keen that we were enjoying the food and took great interest in our feedback.

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f
London
73 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2009
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Red Sea was really lovely. Great food and charming service. Will definitely go back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2008
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent, service was a bit slack considering the place is nearly empty, the Saturday night fever type dance floor would probably only fit about 6 people max (at a squeeze) however would go again as food was spot on and not too expensive.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2008
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The Maharaja is normally very nice, with friendly waiters and lots of choice. We had the buffett but unfortunatley this becomes very sparse when there are large groups of people. The waiters also seemed quite abrupt

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2008
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Review of Maharajah in Benfleet. The Restaurant is very well presented I love the crystal lighting and the colour changing dance floor just like the John Travolta days! The menu I thought could have had more vegetarian dishes and everything seemed very spicy/hot and they had run out of still water so i felt quite hot most of the evening! I would recommend the restaurant as its a lovely place to go to enjoy a night out.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2008
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Maharaja is great value for money, has a good atmosphere and a very large selection of food. I would highly reccommend this to both couples and large groups

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