Lazeez tapas – restaurant review
Website – http://www.lazeeztapas.co.uk/
Food – 4
Service – 4
Location – 5
Closest station – Bond Street
5th November is generally known as bonfire night but this year I decided not to partake in any firework celebrations and instead I paid a visit to an exciting new establishment in the heart of London. Open for only 4 months, Lazeez tapas specialises in authentic Lebanese cuisine. My guest and I arrived at the restaurant promptly at 7pm for our table reservation and were greeted by a friendly waiter and shown to a quiet corner table lit up by a vibrant glowing candle.
While we were perusing the menu we ordered a couple of cocktails; I had the Hendricks Mountain which was a long, gin-based drink. My guest had the sweet Lazeez which was concocted with a homemade infused almond vodka with a touch of Frangelico, gomme syrup, fresh mint and lime juice.
We began our meal with a mixed platter which consisted of falafel, tabbouleh, hummus and pita, chicken and lamb. The falafel was a fresh, fried explosion of flavour in your mouth. The chicken was succulent, tender and flavoursome, the lamb was also flavouesome but a little dry, however it was still very tasty! The tabbouleh was fresh, minty and a good accompaniment to the meat. The hummus was rich, creamy and was complemented perfectly by the authentic pita breads.
Alongside that we had spicy potatoes and halloumi. The potatoes were tangy, tender, spicy, well-cooked, soft and delicious. The halloumi was the best halloumi I have ever tasted. It was moist, tender, delicately flavoured and almost crispy.
To follow we had the lamb cubes which was served with chips and pita. The lamb was well-cooked in a spicy marinate and the chips were also served with a spiced coating.
To finish our meal we had crispy, warm, flaky, sweet Baklava. To accompany our meal we had a lovely Lebanese wine called St Thomas. Lebanese wine is known to be one of the best in the world and this most certainly lived up to expectations.
The owner was a friendly gentleman called Emilio, his passion for Lebanese cuisine was evident in the way told me that they source much of their produce from Beirut.
Overall Lazeez tapas is a great place if you’re in central London for delicious, tasty, quick, authentic food. If you like Shisha they have a nice heated outdoor area for you and your friends to enjoy a Shisha, don’t forget to check out their happy hour too!
Apologies for the dark pictures… I forgot to take my camera that day! Here are some more pictures..