Bon Appetit, E1 8EY
- 020 7265 1234
- 133 Leman Street, E1 8EY
Mixed shawarma (mixed sliced grilled meats served with bread and salad, £7.50) was slightly dry but was fine once mixed with sauces. Soujok (small spicy sausages, £4) lacked both spice and flavour. Batata harra (sauteed potatoes, £3.50) were also lacking in spice, and a bit soggy for a fried potato dish. Falafel (£3.50) were OK. Tabbouleh (£3.75) was fine, with a high proportion of green herbs. Baba ghanouj (smoked aubergine puree, £3.75) was certainly smoky, but there were quite a lot of aubergine seeds in it. Hoummos (£3.50) was quite smooth, but the flavour suggested that bottled lemon juice was used instead of fresh.
We were sent three pieces of bread to go with all this; we'd have liked to have the option to order more (and indeed more indication of whether the dishes came with it at all). The chilli sauce had an interesting peppery note, and the garlic mayo was very garlicky.