Unlike some Londoners I’m not a postcode snob. As long as I can get to a place comfortably and in good time I’m open to all places! This means that I don’t miss out on some great happenings around our lovely city. Well thankfully I didn’t have to travel too far to sample the delights of The Blue Nile Cafe/Restaurant in Woolwich. The building in which the cafe is housed, used to be a sausage making shop and the owners have kept the charm of that little piece of history with some beautiful tiling and original features.
I love Ethopian food so I was intrigued to try the Eritrean cuisine on offer at The Blue Nile. The menu is influenced by Eritrea’s Italian colonial past with hints of Italian food on the menu.
A friend and I went for lunch and enjoyed a delightful £5 offer for 2 stews and an accompanying dish of either rice or injera. We both went for the injera of course!
I had a meat stew called Kilwa, which had beef mixed with onion, tomatoes and garlic sautéed in a seasoned red pepper sauce as well as a spinach stew which went perfectly with my injera bread. The beef was perfectly seasoned and tender, with a sauce that was so delicious when scooped up with injera. I love my food spicy but this was not overly spicy which was actually a good thing given that it was still quite an early lunch.
I absolutely recommend visiting The Blue Nile even if you don’t live locally – the service is friendly and the food completely authentic!