The relationship between Britain and Iraq has gone through a few ups and downs in recent years, to say the least. While the traffic has predominantly been one way, there has always been a restaurant flying the flag for the best of Iraq in London in the form of Masgouf. They have three outlets across the city, and their location on Cromwell Road in Kensington is the only place to go if you’re serious about great Arabic food in London. The menu includes Middle Eastern favourites such as fasoul stew and joojeh kebab, as well as split and grilled fish, the national dish of Iraq that is known as Masgouf – from which the restaurant gets its name. Take the tube to Gloucester Road on the Circle, District or Piccadilly line and simply wander around the world to enjoy some of the best Middle Eastern food in West London. Book ahead, however, as they can get crowded on occasion.