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Brothers Cafe & Restaurant


The lamb shank from Brothers doesn’t need much help falling off the bone. It's proximity to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium means that collapsing is in its very DNA but, the vital point of difference between these two destinations in N17, is that this Somali restaurant is actually worth travelling to. Their duubi and bariis, or lamb shank and rice, are both fragrantly spiced, mixing star anise with turmeric and cinnamon with melt-in-your-mouth fat. Throwing some basbaas—a sharp Somali chilli sauce that’s fast become a favourite of ours—into the mix alongside some flat bread is a must. North London footballing allegiances or not, Brothers is a restaurant that should get everyone’s undying support.

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