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Randa by Maroush, Kensington

Randa lamb houmous

Houmous Shawarma

Several shops along the Kensington end of Kensington Church Street, sits Middle-Eastern restaurant Randa by Maroush. The outside is unassuming and looks more like an old Victoria pub than restaurant, but inside it’s modern, airy and expands over two floors –  the top is a mezzanine. The ground floor displays a small open kitchen to the rear. Continue reading

Mamounia Lounge, Mayfair


Lobster Tagine

With its dark, slick, interior and loud pumping music, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve entered into a nightclub. But no, Mamounia is a classy Middle-Eastern restaurant set in the prime location of Mayfair. Continue reading

Le Menar – Fitzrovia

Le Menar_lamb
Spiced Rack of Lamb
with Aubergine Moutabal and Chermoula

Great things are happening in the kitchen of Le Menar. Located in the quiet and unassuming part of Fitrovia, this charming restaurant offers a modern, unique take on North African and Middle Eastern cuisine. I met with head chef Vernon Samuels who is quite the character and whose passion; exuberance and confidence shine through onto the plates he serves. Continue reading

Review: Layla Restaurant, Wimbledon

Layla - lamb meshwi
Lamb Meshwi

Dining at Lebanese restaurant, Layla is a fanciful affair. The restaurant has two distinctive areas – the blinging, posing, lounge for those who want-to-be-seen, at the front, leading into the more sophisticated eating area at the back with the most gloriously magnificent chandeliers. Continue reading