Cuisine: Beirut Street Food
Nestled in a small alley in Soho, Yalla Yalla with only 28 seats to offer, what looked like an unpromising venture stirred up a storm right from its opening in 2008. This restaurant has been reviewed and recommended by a host of varied high profile publications including the Tatler as well as the Financial Times, making it a swanky place to be.
Although it is small and it is likely that you will have to queue for a seat if you don’t book, Yalla Yalla exudes a relaxed, unperturbed aura where the focus is simple good food. In fact the cosy size of the restaurant adds to this sense of welcoming communal eating. There is also a second, larger restaurant in Winsley Steet.
Would I Want Seconds?
Yes. The focus of the menu is street food and they offer a variety of fresh wraps and light mezze. However they also have Lebanese main course dishes which is some of the best Lebanese food I have tasted in London. It is evident from the taste that all the ingredients are fresh and dishes are made on order as each dish oozes big flavour.