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#918 of 17,925 Restaurants in London
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140 Acre Lane, London SW2 5UT, England
+44 20 7733 3150
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I came with my boyfriend for his birthday meal. The owner is a character and very chatty. All the food he makes is homemade including this amazing algerian bread. Food is tasty and plentiful. Highly recommend this place for real North African cuisine.

Thank ZuzkaMat
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Title says it all. You do have to pay by cash though, however you can also bring your own alcohol. It was a little empty when I visited, but the warm decor, and engaging staff, really contributed to the feel of the joint. It was an enjoyable experience, will go again.

Thank UnlimitedRefill
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Khamsa is well worth your time and money. Bring cash and, if you want, alcohol (none is served here). You don't feel like a customer here; you feel like a guest. The host/owner/manager/chef/waiter is a lovely guy who clearly knows what he wants: friendly customers enjoying a semi-private, relaxed (and great tasting) dinner in an authentic atmosphere. I hope to... More 

Thank Francis H
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You walk in and you dont feel like a customer but a member of this place. They put you at ease and serve you yummy Algerian food. Stronly recommended.

Thank Ramroumz
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The owner of this restaurant was so rude and aggressive we left before we had even ordered. There are so many lovely places to go in Brixton. This is not one of them.

Thank Lucy M
Khamsa B, Manager at Khamsa, responded to this review

we are really sorry to hear about your bad experience at our restaurant , Believe me Khamsa restaurant is there for people to feel comfortable and relaxed , we try our best to create an atmosphere for our guests to feel home rather than a restaurant . our main too is to accommodate everyone . But I really think you... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant with some friends and we just loved it! Delicious food, very nice atmosphere. Loved the salmon and the meat cous cous. Desserts are also very nice. Our algerian friend that was with us also approved. Definitely recommended!

Thank glcgentile
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Have the salmon, it's excellent. In fact, all the food is amazing!!! Sweet potato mmmmm.... Food delish. Cooked right in front of you. Owner really friendly and fun.

Thank a_no_name_1
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here with my boyfriend. Food was outstanding, especially the salmon. Good value and massive portions. Would definitely return here if I was in the area. The owner made us feel very welcome and was very accommodating. I loved the fact is was BYO. There is a Tesco and Lidl nearby.

Thank Waglia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Incredible food. Best restaurant in Brixton and I've been to practically every restaurant in town. The meatball stew was incredible!!!

Thank Faris A
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I came here to celebrate my friend's engagement, and we had a lovely time. The food was beautiful, we experienced many different flavors and textures, and left feeling full and healthy. Khamsa is a little oasis on Acre Lane, it does feel like being on a little holiday. The staff are charming and made us feel very much at home.... More 

Thank JC M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Acre Lane, London SW2 5UT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7733 3150

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?