Where? You know where. Halfway up the high street, next to Camden’s Daughter. The one with the Giles Coren reviews plastered all over the windows and framed on the walls. And, even more famously, there’s the charming Victorian signage (dating back to 1872), which caused something of a sensation when it was uncovered in 2011.
What? Yes, yes, we know it’s all about the kebabs – iskenders, doners and koftes, all still as delicious as ever – but their new thing, as advertised on the chalkboard outside, is whole fish: sea bass, or bream, blackened on the grill, served with rice and salad.
Notes: It’s not exactly a gorgeous dining area, let’s be honest. When the owners converted their own next-door cafe and bakery a couple of years back, knocking it through, we hoped for a slightly more obliging space to linger. With its bright spotlights, bare brick and simple furniture, it’s purely functional, but adequate enough during the day or if you’re on the move.
Don’t: forget to concentrate while dissecting the fish – you don’t want to end up being carted off to the Royal Free now.
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