Word of advice.
Hummus £4.50 – This was the most driest hummus I have ever eaten. It was so dry that it caused the back of my throat to clag. This was no hummus, it was a paste. A paste so dry it felt like it had been left outside all day, sunning itself on the side as the hummus was actually stiff.
Halloumi £4.50 – grilled cheese, it wasn’t too salty, but it was slightly on the rubbery side.
Morroccan Lamb Shish with Basmati Rice with saffron £14.50 – Fillet of marsh lamb rubbed with cumin & pepper with Basmati rice with Saffron –
The lamb was so unbearably tough, it’s sheer grip on the metal skewer almost caused me to fling my plate across the restaurant. Needless to say, I had to resort to caveman style eating. I want to tell you it was glorious after the effort it was to remove the shish from the skewer, but unfortunately the lamb shish was dry due to the fact that it was overcooked, and bland. The basmati rice was also lacking in any appearance of saffon.
Persian ‘Koobideh’ Lamb with Basmati Rice with Saffron £12.50
– Minced lamb spiced with saffron, garlic & onions served with grilled tomatoes and finished with sumac. The lamb was tender, but the seasoning and flavour needed that extra something. You know when something just needs that little bit of something extra, to bring out all the flavour?
Again, the basmati rice lacked any saffron.
A quiet restaurant + bad service + mediocre food is inexcusable.
You broke my heart Del Aziz – Bermondsey.