Date of visits December 2018 and October 2019
Hands down the best lamb Kebabs in London and probably the UK!
If you scroll through my blog you may notice the absence of a type of cuisine.. Food from the Levant or the Middle East, I’m not a fan, as I find in London it’s usually poor quality meats cooked over a grill in basic spices that I find boring.
So I was glad to try @berenjaklondon who are a fairly new Iranian Restaurant, located in Soho. From the outside, it’s easy to miss, looks like a shack hidden away in the hustle and Bustle of soho .
Inside it’s very cosy, by cosy I mean small and intimate but the food I had was great and I enjoyed my meal.
Pictured is the Jujeh Kebab (chicken and the (lamb) Chenjeh kebab £10 Delicious quality pieces of protein, both juicy and flavoursome. The dish that blew me away was the Barrah Kebab, quality cuts of lamp rump marinated in yoghurt, chili and tarragon. It’s pricey at £18 and the portion might be considered small, but with the first bite you can taste why. The quality of the lamb is unlike anything you can get from a typical Turkish type restaurant, the flavours of some of the fatty pieces were just amazing and I was having a foodgasm in my mouth a rare 10/10 dish
I also tried some starters which were tasty and very different to the stuff I’ve tried before at other middle Easten style restaurants .
I also ordered the lamb koobideh (mince lamb/kofa) kebab. Again, the taste of the lamb was that of quality, lamb shoulder with a few spices and cooked to perfection £11.50
The restaurant is styled like a hole in a wall run down Iranian Cafe so has loads of character inside. On my second visit, I decided to sit by the kitchen counter to watch the chefs in action. Just watching the team was an enjoyable experience, the level of precision and meticulous nature of their work, was easy to see why the food was banging. Places with a counter are perfect for solo dining.
I Also got a cheeky Darlish Baklava Ice cream sandwich for dessert, it was good but not as good as I’ve heard it being hyped £6
@berenjaklondon Received a Michelin Bob Gourmet award (not a Michelin star, but awarded to restaurants for value and quality) on the same day, so congratulations to them!
The lamb and chicken is halal ONLY.
This review is based on 2 separate visits, one as an invited guest and 1 as a paying customer. Both visits were excellent and service was the same on each occasion. My battery ran out on my 2nd pic so no pics!