The relationship between Britain and Iraq has been somewhat fraught in recent years, but right in the heart of one of London’s most exclusive districts, there is a small corner of the capital that is doing something to change that for the better. Masgouf Restaurant have a few locations in London – and even one in Dubai – and have been bringing the very best in Iraqi and Middle Eastern cuisine to William Street in Knightsbridge with a menu that is filled with favourites from the region. Go for the mezze to start – they have cold and hot options – before picking something straight off the grill, and whether you’re into meat, seafood or vegetarian dishes, then you’re sure to be in for a treat. Book a table, however, as they do get busy and you wouldn’t want to miss out.
While we’ve mostly all had Middle Eastern food in London, the standard can often be variable. From a decadent feast of mezzes and rice dishes to the slightly less opulent kebabs, it’d be an unusual person that hadn’t at any point tried the delicacies that come from the Arab world. If you’re looking for the very best in Middle Eastern food in London, then you need to take a trip to Knightsbridge and Masgouf Restaurant. Their location on William Street, right off Knightsbridge proper, is more than a little exclusive, and their food too is suitably upmarket: let us talk you through a few of their most popular options.
While Masgouf is a Middle Eastern restaurant, their speciality is the cuisine of Iraq. That means mezze to begin with, and the range of starters are spectacular. Hot mezzes include falafel, fatayer, grilled chicken wings and scampi, whereas cold options take in a few real big hitters, such as hummus, fatoush, tabouleh, mutabal and, of course, stuffed vine leaves. The best of the mains come fresh from the charcoal grill: tikka lamb kebab, minced lamb kebab, lamb chops and silver pomfret fish, the national dish of Iraq and the dish from which the restaurant gets its name. Pay them a visit at their location on William Street – take the Piccadilly line to Knightsbridge – for some Iraqi food in London that is well worth remembering. Book online in advance to secure your seat.
very good food and service. delicious food and cosy place. the entrees are wide with great options as main courses , I highly recommend a visit