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7A Dorset St. Send to Phone
010-7935 1545
Underground: Baker St.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Tajine Restaurant Review

: In this charming Moroccan restaurant, owner Mehdi Barradi looks after front-of-house while his Turkish fiancé, Gonal Ozturk, cooks. The warmth of welcome and ambience is reflected in the décor of terracotta walls with mirrors, prints and travel posters. Ms. Ozturk’s success in the kitchen allows her to offer a wider than usual range of classic dishes. Starters include lentil salad, aubergine zaalouk, and carnivorean temptations such as fried kidneys in mustard sauce, or liver with fresh herbs. But b’stilla is irresistible with a choice of chicken, pigeon or seafood. Among couscous variations are chicken and vegetable, chicken Kedra with onions, raisins and chickpeas, and lamb, merguez or mixed. Tajine lovers---and aren’t we all?---choose from ten, including lamb with caramelised pear, or with caramelised prunes and almonds; while chicken comes with carrots, green olives and preserved lemon, or with ginger, parsley, courgette, and garlicked red pepper. Portions are large, so desserts, other than Moroccan pastries, may be out of the question. Then there is the difficult choice between Turkish coffee, or mint tea traditionally poured from a height into gilded tumblers. The short interesting wine list includes full-bodied rosés and reds from Morocco and many other countries. Set 2-course lunch £7.95.


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