Discover Algerian Cuisine
It's time to meet up for another meal, and in the name of trying something different, I've found an Algerian restaurant: Khamsa.
Khamsa is run by a husband and wife team determined to bring Algerian food to the people of London. Absolutely everything is cooked from scratch using fresh and usually local ingredients. As the restaurant doubles as a bakery, their freshly made Algerian cakes and pastries (plus the semolina bread) are a particular highlight.
So what is Algerian cuisine?
It could be most likened to Moroccan, with tagines, couscous and a heady mix of sweet and savoury. More mezze-style salads and dips have Lebanese influences, too.
What's on offer?
The owners are creating a 3 course feast menu for us featuring a selection of salads, tagines, bread and then Algerian cakes followed by coffee, all at a special group price of £20 per person. The restaurant is BYO, although they do offer a range of homemade juices and mint tea.
Where is it?
It's at the Clapham end of Brixton on Acre Lane, a short walk from Brixton tube (victoria line), Brixton rail, or Clapham Common tube (northern line). The postcode is SW2 5UT - see a map (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&q=sw2+5ut&fb=1&gl=uk&ei=b2S-S8CeHMbTjAeyxf2LDw&ved=0CBMQpQY&view=map&geocode=Fbs2EQMdoBb-_w&split=0&iwloc=A&sa=X)
Read the View London Review here (http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/restaurants/khamsa-restaurant-review-62249.html)
See it on London Eating here (http://www.london-eating.co.uk/37309.htm)
Read the Londonist review here (http://londonist.com/2010/03/new_restaurant_review_khamsa.php)