Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Iraqi Food at Le Chef Masgouf


I'm eating around the world without leaving London and this week it's Iraqi food at Le Chef Masgouf. Le Chef Masgouf has two restaurants, one located on Connaught Street in Marble Arch and the one we went to in Knightsbridge on William Street.

Don't let the white table cloths and the leather benches fool you as Le Chef Masgouf is considerably less posh once you sit down. The vibe is quite low key and the food very affordable. There were quite a few tables occupied with Iraqi guests, which is always a good sign. The food must be authentic then, right?

Iraqi Food at Le Chef Masgouf

The menu offers many Middle Eastern favourites such as hummus, moutabal and stuffed vine leaves, as well as Iraqi specialties such as grilled fish and meats.

Iraqi Food at Le Chef Masgouf

We started off with freshly squeezed fruit juices while choosing our meal. No alcohol at Le Chef Masgouf. We decided to go for a few dishes which we could share between the three of us. 

Iraqi Food at Le Chef Masgouf

We had a tomato and cucumber salad with morsels of fried pita bread, some hummus and a dish that I forgot the name of, but which was delicious. It was a plate full of parcels filled with lamb mince. 

Iraqi Food at Le Chef Masgouf

For mains we shared a lamb kebab and a dish called bamieh which is a stew with okra, lamb and tomatoes. We literally couldn't move after eating all that food so we forwent dessert and had fresh mint tea instead. These came with sweet filled dates anyways, which was a nice finish to our opulent dinner. 

Iraqi Food at Le Chef Masgouf

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6 comments:

  1. I love Middle Eastern food so this sounds amazing. Would love to give it a try.

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    1. It was really good and really too much for the three of us.

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  2. I've never tried Iraqi food before, looks very yummy though. I love trying new foods though so I'll have to find somewhere nearby to try some.

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    1. London is really good for its versatility. Good luck finding something similar although you might find that Lebanese comes really close and that's maybe more mainstream and easier to find.

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  3. I have never tried Iraqi food, but it looks great and it sounds like there are a few vegetarian friendly dishes which is great.

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