In the shadow of the Trellick Tower, Golborne Road’s got form when it comes to food: Snaps & Rye and Lisboa Patisserie are notable locals. I’d hoped this new Moroccan spot, could join the ranks. Chris Bower, formerly of The Ivy, is head chef. But, sadly, the early signs are there’s still a lot of work to do; on a Friday night, we made up a total of three diners.
From a handful of mains, the lamb mechoui arrived in a tagine, with a hunk of belly and thinly sliced neck prettily presented on top of an aromatic aubergine stew. Portions were generous, but the prices were puzzling: an unremarkable scallop starter was £12.95, and most mains cost £20-plus. Better value can be found during the day when it’s £15 for two courses. And commendably, you can BYOB with no corkage.
Even with the money you can save on booze and the promising food, Zayane’s got some work to do to justify its premium prices.