In London you’ll find cuisine from every corner of the world, and adventurous foodies will have a field day at Maiwand, an Afghan restaurant on Rayners Lane. With authentic Afghan decor, friendly service and a cosy ambience, Maiwand is full of traditional charm. Whet your appetite by trying some achar Afghani (Afghan pickles), banjan biryani or a bowl of chicken corn soup. Then, feast on a kebab, some Afghan pasta like the mantoo (steamed pasta filled with hand-made lamb mince, onion, herbs and yoghurt sauce), some seafood or quorma, we love the kofta quorma (minced lamb meatballs cooked in tomato sauce, herbs and chilli, served with naan and salad). To guarantee a table at this popular Rayners Lane restaurant booking ahead is wise!