Friday, January 06, 2006

noura on jermyn street at piccadilly

lebanese restaurants in london are as common as mexican restaurants in san francisco. we had dinner last week at noura, an upscale chain of lebanese restaurants, which was highly recommended by rutton, a high school classmate of mine who also lives in london. rutton has been to the noura at jermyn street (the nicest one of all in london) so many times and brought so many friends here that the waiters know him by name and give him special service. we didn’t even bother to look at the menu as rutton did all the ordering for us. i have to admit that we didn’t progress beyond appetizers though as we were all completely stuffed on the excellent breads and various starters . the most outstanding dish i’m told was the arayess which is lebanese bread filled with seasoned minced lamb charcoal grilled. of course, being vegetarian, i didn't taste it. i thoroughly enjoyed the selection of 5 cold mezzes - hoummos, moutabbal, tabbouleh, warakenab (vine leaves) and mousakaat (aubergine) along with some thyme and sesame seed herb pizza with olive oil. yum!

122 jermyn street
sw1y 4uj
tel: 020 7839 2020


Blogger gs said...

i have tasted hoummos and mousakaat and liked the way the lebanese cook it.there are so many middleeast restaurants in london offering veggie fare that you need not open up your kitchen!

2:52 pm  
Blogger Mimi said...

those chilis look delishhhh** xoxo

2:41 am  
Blogger Lulu said...

hi m,
the banana peppers were delicous as well! i can easily eat ten or more in one sitting alone :)
hope you are staying warm in nyc!

1:41 pm  
Blogger Priya said...

the herb pizza looks delicious.i have never tasted lebanese food.Is that stuffed banana peppers ?

2:54 pm  

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