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Maison Bab

Restaurants, Lebanese Covent Garden
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)

Time Out says

A 'modern kebab house' from the founders of kebab restaurant Le Bab.

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Address: 4 Mercers Walk
London
WC2H 9FA
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden
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5 out of 5 stars

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Tastemaker

Sourced using the best ingredients possible, kebabs have never tasted better. This isn't the usual greasy kebabs you find around the corner from home after a night out.


Wrapping my chops around the delicious hunks of meat from the open kitchen, I noticed the big open space, neon lights and racing green dining booths that dominate the ground floor. Definitely not the usual greasy kebab shop around the corner. 


Downstairs, things get a little more interesting. I mingled in the 'courtyard' grabbed myself a second drink at the bar, and made myself comfortable on one of the blush pink banquettes.


We all know what a kebab shop looks like. Paying homage to the kebab shops up and down the country, I found a replica kebab shop front. A quirky but nice touch.


As if kebabs couldn't be elevated anymore, you'll also find the 'Kebab Queen'. To the average punter, it will appear closed, but the Kebab Queen is the chef's table concept. Enter through a secret entrance and, I'm told that, once you're in you'll come out with an entirely new perception of kebabs.


This is a proper restaurant. Don't be fooled because it's kebabs. The food is delicious and you'll think of kebabs differently as I did when I came out. Plus, the sous-chef used to work at La Gavroche so, you know the food is going to be good.

tastemaker

The perfect mix of kebabs and small plates to share. My friend and I opted to shared a few dishes so we could try different parts of the menu. Between the two of us, we had the following:


1. Babaganoush - Served with fresh, warm pita slices. This was a great way to start the meal and thankfully it came out first, as we were both pretty hungry. It was flavourful and the pita bread was done well.


2. Doner Beignet - My favourite dish we ordered. These lamb balls had a crisp, golden coating, and were quite literally a ball of meat. It was tasty and the sauces on the side went well with it. I added some of their homemade harissa sauce too, which was a great combo!


3. Lamb Naan - An interesting way to use a naan, which I enjoyed! I thought it could have used more spice to it, so I added the harissa and that really completed the dish in my opinion. The naan was done well, chewy and dough-y on the inside and a few crisp edges. 


4. Lamb Kebab - Stuffed with a good amount of lamb meat and again, super flavourful. They went well with the homemade harissa too and some of our leftover babaganoush. 


5. Fondue Fries - The fries were good - crisp and golden. However, the fondue was not very good. It wasn't very tasty and it hardened too quickly. The tomato sauce on the side was rather good with the fries and with our other dishes. 


Overall, the service was quick for a busy weekday lunch during their soft launch. The waiters and waitresses were super friendly and helpful, and I liked the open kitchen format. Definitely a restaurant I'll be coming back to!

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