Posts Tagged ‘shisha’

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Shandis

September 15, 2011

When you enter this little unpretentious restaurant, you’re warmly welcomed (especially if the owner greets you) and you already feel you’ll have a pleasant time there.

Shandis is the only Persian cuisine restaurant that I know in the Islington area, among all other places scattered along the young and busy Upper Street.
Forget the surrounding agitation and the glass’n’glitter style just for the duration of a good meal and come enjoy this calm and traditional atmosphere.
You’ll need to be attentive to make sure you don’t miss it as its façade is very very discreet (just next to Fig & Olive). Fortunately they put some tables as well as a board outside so we notice there’s a restaurant living there!

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Momo

April 11, 2010


Located in the very sweet Heddon street, Momo is a couscous place which has opened in 1997 and which keeps being one of the places to go in this area.
Like in Sketch (opened 5 years later by Mourad Mazouz as well), you enter in another world when you push the door of this restaurant. All night long you don’t feel as if you were in London but rather in a warm place like North Africa – decoration and music help you to get into this special mood. Read the rest of this entry ?

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The Souk Medina

April 4, 2010

Today I bring you to North Africa, and especially Morocco. Let’s talk about couscous!

The Souk Medina is located in Covent Garden, near Neal’s St. I’m used to have lunch there about one Sunday per month with a friend of mine. Read the rest of this entry ?