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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

Mamounia_lobster

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
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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