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
tel: 020 7839 2020