Le Menar offers London diners the flavours of the sun, modern Middle Eastern and North African cuisine created by well-versed chefs and beautifully presented at its elegant Cleveland Street restaurant. Situated in the heart of Fitzrovia, with good connections to bustling Soho, Le Menar uses gourmet ingredients to fashion modern interpretations of Arabic classics. The very act of eating here is an authentic experience – seated at low tables on colourful cushions, diners are treated to meals the traditional way, with shisha available for the perfect finish.
Upon entering Le Menar’s Cleveland Street premises in London’s fashionable Fitzrovia, guests are immediately struck by the aroma of Middle Eastern herbs and spices filling the beautifully appointed dining room. Taking a seat at the low tables, the sociable atmosphere of Middle Eastern and North African dining – a pan-Arabic heritage that characterises every aspect of this restaurant’s offering – is infectious. Le Menar aims to preserve tradition even as they offer a progressive, modern menu, and it’s to their credit that they’ve struck the balance just right.
Le Menar’s Fitzrovia location down Cleveland Street, close to Goodge Street tube, means it is easily accessible from Soho and Marylebone, and ideal for casual dining or larger gathering and celebrations. Whatever the size of your party, expect to be indulged with dishes such as Lebanese tabbouleh and baby okra salads to start, classic Middle Eastern grilled dishes like lahem or kofta mishiwi, shish tarouk, or a mixed grill platter that’s ideal for sampling the incredible breadth on offer from Le Menar’s Arabic kitchen. Succulent North African and Moroccan tajines of swordfish, lamb and aubergine, beef ras el hanout with Agen prunes, lamb with batata harra and truffle oil, or seasonal vegetables with harissa are best enjoyed with couscous. Open all week except Sunday, book in advance to secure your (low) table at this London Middle Eastern restaurant.