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food

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address

top floor, kingly court, carnaby street, london W1B 5PW

phone

+44 [0]20 7439 9222

website

www.eatlebab.com/

author

becky

date

11 april 2016

the kebab, known in britain by default as a stomach sponge post-boozy night is celebrated at le bab for the delicious, ancient staple of middle eastern cuisine it truly is. here, michelin-starred, restaurant trained chefs expertly pair ingredients - perfectly barbecued meat with just the right pickle, a choice condiment and flourish of herbs and fruit. the menu spans the middle east, near east and south asia resulting in unexpected combinations. to start, matfoul risotto bites are made all the moreish with wild garlic and chipotle hazelnut butter or the lokma doughnuts are spiced with chicken liver parfait. for the main event, choose between the 150 hour free range pork shawarma (paired brilliantly with burnt cabbage pickle and chilli relish) or the excellent BBQ paneer with beetroot puree, charred beetroot and curry mayo. don’t miss the naughty cheese fries and and the endive and pomegranate as a side hustle. it’s a snug location off carnaby streets’s kingly court, with a small but highly considered menu for quick decision making - perfect for a dash-and-grab stomach filler, lunch or pre night out.