Over the weekend, the girlfriend and I visited Layla - a Lebanese restaurant situated along the High Street in Wimbledon, London. I was really looking forward to it; I had a look at the menu beforehand (as I often do) and I knew there would be things there that I wanted to try.
Inside, the restaurant is spacious, clean and modern (though still retaining a Lebanese theme), which is not a surprise given that it's only been open for a few months. But more importantly, how did I find the food?
I decided to go with the tasting menu for two (at £25 per person). Variety is good, right?
We started off with a mixture of hot and cold mezzes:
My personal favourite was the tabouleh (shown in its own picture below); I really liked the fresh and tangy flavour and it seemed to go really well with the other mezzes.
The hommus was beautifully smooth (like in Haz and Fora - so the supermarkets must be doing it wrong!), while the patata harra was mildly spicy, complementing the other flavours. I also really liked the vine leaves, while the cheese bourak was not bad, despite me not normally liking deep fried cheese.
|Kafta - lamb shish kebab and roast vegetables, mint yoghurt and tomato salsa.|
|Layla's chicken curry.|
|Baklawa - layered pastries with almonds, pistachios and pine kernels.|
Nearest Tube: Wimbledon
Disclosure: my girlfriend and I were offered a free meal at Layla in return for this review. However at no point were we encouraged to provide a positive review.