yalla yalla

09 April 2014

Last weekend E and I both had to coop up at home and work, so on Friday night we consoled/fueled ourselves at a new-to-us Lebanese restaurant, Yalla Yalla.

We went to the tiny branch in Green's Court, and we were lucky enough to grab a table right before a queue started forming outside.

Considering our sky high hunger levels, we may have had eyes bigger than our stomachs, but nevertheless we tried our best to polish everything off!

Starting with tabbouleh, fried seafood & lamb croquettes.

In my opinion, fried seafood in any shape or form is always a winner, so that made me quite excited.  The lamb was E's choice and we were a little underwhelmed - it was a tad dry, and although the yogurt sauce that came with it did lift the flavour somewhat, it wasn't our favourite. The tabbouleh was lovely and fresh though.

For the main dish, we both went for the Chicken Shwarma, which came in a huge portion -

If we had known it would be so big we would definitely have only ordered one to share. It was good, nothing hugely impressive but nicely flavoured and very filling.

This place is clearly popular, and I can see the appeal - fresh Lebanese street food in generous portions, nice cosy atmosphere, good quality meat and an interesting menu. If I was in the neighbourhood again I wouldn't say no to this place, but I'm not entirely sure it's the best Lebanese in London at this price point. For me, Comptoir Libanais stands infront, but I haven't tried too much of their menu yet.

That being said, obviously I was more than enjoying my meal, looking as elegant as always...

P.s. someone please stop me from buying any more striped tops of any kind. It's a problem.


  1. I will stop you from no such thing, stripes are amazing on you! And really you should post some outfits because I always love what you're wearing but can only see half so...! I LOVE the off the shoulders! And you're too perfect.

    Also I love your restaurant reviews because they're always really honest...you don't glow about every one you go to! The side salad looks amazingggg as do the appetizers so I'm sorry the lamb was dry.

  2. Wow, I see what you mean, the portions look very big! It seems like it was good but could have been better. And as for the striped tops, I have the same problem, it's an addiction! I do love the top you are wearing!

  3. I'm so with you on the fried seafood! You can never go wrong with some form of crispy prawn!! I love the look of the place it's just my kind of thing!
    Lots of love,
    SilverSpoon London

  4. I can't help you with your stripes addiction I'm afraid as I've got the exact same one! Apart from that, I don't know much about Lebanese food and I've never been to Yalla Yalla so I can't compare experiences but I'll start with Comptoir Libanais for my lebaneese food intro ;-) xx

  5. Stripes!! They are such a lovely pattern to hate :B

  6. Yumm! everything's look so delicious! :)

  7. oooh yum! looks delicious :)

  8. Shame it wasn't the best as it looks delicious!

    How do you always find these kooky little places? :)


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