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£120
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Exceptional
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Taking the kebab to a whole new level”: this sibling to Kingly Court’s Le Bab occupies Covent Garden’s Mercers Walk development and – in a style reminiscent of Bubbledogs – combines a regular ground floor “cheap ’n’ cheerful” diner (serving regular mezze and kebabs – formula price £46), with a much more ambitious basement venue, Kebab Queen (price shown). In the cellar, behind a fake take-away shop-front, is a ten-seater venue where the initial kebab (or rather ‘kebabito’ as they call it) is merely the first stage of an ambitious £60 six-course tasting experience from chef Manu Canales, served directly onto a heated counter (there’s no plates or cutlery). “I was completely cynical about Kebab Queen, but was bowled over by their wickedly tasty and absurdly good-value tasting menu. There’s no way on earth they are making money on it?”.

Summary

A second venture from the team behind Soho’s highly popular Le Bab – this latest addition to Covent Garden’s new Mercers Walk development opened in September 2018. The brainchild of Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet, the 40-cover restaurant (plus takeaway) serves the same style of modern kebabs and mezze that made its sister site such a success, but has the added benefit of a ten-seater chef’s table.

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For Kebab Queen: Don't be fooled - despite...
Reviewed 9 months, 16 days ago

"For Kebab Queen: Don't be fooled - despite the slightly kitsch name this is a restaurant operating at a serious level with little gimmickry in evidence. Dishes are wholeheartedly and unapologetically fine dining, each plate (or should I say, tabling) a nod to something from the world of kebabs. The range of the kitchen spans from light cured mackerel with harissa-devilled eggs to a thoroughly decadent and extremely impressive spit-roast duck, all the time with a strong classical French grounding, and all the time bringing a kebab influence from somewhere in the world to the fore. Service is personal and passionate - these guys clearly know what they are doing and were happy to have a good chat, and the counter dining is convivial rather than a hushed temple of gastronomy. Though it's early days for this place, and though it's probably not the direction they are necessarily aiming for, I would rate it generally at a solid one Michelin star level for London for overall quality and inventiveness of food. In the price bracket I would say it's comparable in quality and consistency to somewhere like Anglo, but a richer, deeper style of cooking and a lot more fun! 17/20"

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Very noisy indeed. It did feel as if we wer...
Reviewed 10 months, 26 days ago

"Very noisy indeed. It did feel as if we were being moved along and couldn’t linger"

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 60.00   6

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£4.50 £9.50 £4.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Bread £3.00
Service 10.00%
4 Mercer Walk, London, WC2
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday1 pm‑9 pm

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