Fresco Lebanese Restaurant, W1G 0JE
- 34 Margaret Street
Now closed; was the Oxford Circus branch of a small chain of juice bars which also served Lebanese food. According to Google Street View, by mid-2014 it had been replaced by a shop called D'Wine.
The information below is retained for historical purposes.
It's really more of a cafe than a restaurant. The extensive range of juices and smoothies are featured on their website — order your juice or smoothie by number from the energetic and smiley staff. A basic large juice is £2.80.
They also serve bagels, falafel wraps (a bargain at £3.00 for a massive wrap with salad and chilli sauce), veggie and meat curries, side dishes of cous cous, stuffed vine leaves, and rice dishes. There's a set lunch of falafel, hummous with salad in pita, and a large carrot juice for £5. Mixed salad box is £4, chicken or lamb salad box is £4.50.
There's a variety of coffees and teas, as well as a range of baklava and other desserts.
Ewan's verdict: The food is really tasty, with excellent falafels, roast vegetables and salads. Good value, and better than similar meals I've eaten at Yalla Yalla and other similar mid-level Lebanese eateries.