Review on Khamsa
Run by a husband and wife team, Khamsa is a charming neighbourhood restaurant located on a corner spot on the busy Acre Lane in Brixton. Set over two floors, it's a cosy and intimate establishment, decorated with colourful beaded cushions on wooden benches and vibrant hanging drapes.
Authentic Algerian food is the order of the day, served on intricate handmade crockery from the open kitchen. Everything is made on the premises with an emphasis on first-class ingredients. You can start with bowls of Algerian salads served with home-made bread, followed by chicken tagine with spinach, sweet potatoes, sultanas, harrisa, North African spices and thickened with almonds or maybe spiced meat balls cooked with carrots, saffron, green olives, and coriander in a spicy tomato sauce, or fish lovers might opt for the salmon tagine. Make sure you leave room for their delicious pastries such as date stuffed with a pistachio marpizan infused with basil and mint.
Kharma is unlicensed but operates as a BYO, so you can bring your own wine, beer and champagne with no corkage fees. They do serve Algerian mint tea as well as healthy home-made juices.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 4.00pm Sun
Dinner: 6.30pm - 12.00am Tue-Sat