Cuisine: Mediterranean and Middle Eastern
Each sitting has a slightly different menu but this extensive range does mean that within each sitting there isn’t a very large choice. For example, for dinner there only seem to be two vegetarian main meals. In addition the food is very specifically Middle Eastern and they don’t verve away from this to accommodate picky eaters, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But ultimately it seems that by trying to cater to all dining options, the variety of food on offer within each sitting suffers.
I can’t boast that I’ve dined at Del Aziz for all the above sitting; I have had dinner there and despite the lack of a wide range of choice, the food is wholesome and nice. Yes nice, not amazing, mainly because there seems to be a lack of defining flavours which arise from the right blend of spices or that extra crowning herb that finish of a dish.
This means that after I’ve finished a dish I’m not craving for more of them same. However I would still be tempted to visit Del’Aziz to try another meal during the day, such as breakfast, as they offer so much variety it would see slightly premature to form all my opinions of this place in one sitting.
Could I afford seconds:
I think the question here is would I want to pay for seconds? The prices are not extortionate but the cost doesn’t truly reflect the quality of the food. The average main meal for dinner will cost about £15 - £20 which is fine for the venue, although not superb value. I have eaten much nicer food in much swisher places for much less.
Would I recommend this place to my readers? Despite the above score yes I would. I’d recommend it for its uniqueness - the atmosphere, the experience and the unique counters with very tempting produce on sale.
Del’Aziz branches can be found throughout London including Swiss Cottage in North London, Bermondsey in the South and a branch in Westfield too with a very nice al fresco dining option; though is aware that the menu does vary at each branch.