There are plenty of places to eat in the centre of Brighton, and the diversity of cuisine on offer is astounding. Those with a taste for Lebanese cooking will head directly for Al Rouche on Preston Street, where they offer up a huge range of mezzes, shawarma and shish kebabs, vegetarian dishes and house specialities to the Brighton public. Their location on Preston Road is close enough to the seafront to help you recall the Corniche in Beirut, and their menu is filled with authentic Lebanese specialities such as batata bissayniyeh, baked mashed potatoes filled with minced lamb, onions, herbs and pine nuts and ablameh, slices of aubergines with minced lamb served on a bed of rice. Reserve a table for you and your pals at Al Rouche in Brighton city centre and head on over for a superlative Middle Eastern feed.
A great experience all round for the four of us. Two of my friends were vegetarians, and I have a dairy allergy, so we all went for the vegan option, which was delicious, filling, and beautifully presented. Washed down with some very nice white and red Lebanese wines, which I had never tasted before! We didn't have any room left for dessert, but enjoyed some refreshing mint tea, a brandy and a liqueur coffee to round off the meal. I couldn't recommend more highly, and look forward to returning soon. Service was also excellent, being friendly, unobtrusive and very helpful. Great value too!
The food, drink, and service are all fine. The lamb's kidneys, in particular, were wonderful. The setting is basic, but I value cleanliness over poshness. A downside is that people of restricted mobility will find access difficult (impossible for wheelchair users), and the same applies to use of the sanitary facility, which is at the top of a steep flight of stairs. However, such matters are dictated by the existing infrastructure, over which the business may have little or no control.
Delicious and good quality food. Can't fault food and service. Always feel welcome and kids catered for too. We've been coming here for over 15 years and love it.