Search

Restaurant review: Yalla Yalla

13:13 30 July 2012

Yalla Yalla

Yalla Yalla's King's Cross branch

Copyright Neil Setchfield All Rights Reserved

While Yalla Yalla’s latest venture is situated beneath the splendid metal lattice of the western concourse roof, it’s hard to enjoy the vista or indulge in a pleasant evening’s dining with station announcements every 30 seconds.

Resturant info

Yalla Yalla

King’s Cross Station Mezzanine Level

N1C 4AL

Tel: 020 7837 3680

Web: www.yalla-yalla.co.uk

Tube: King’s Cross St Pancras

Mains: from £3.75 per mezze dish

Wine: from £4.75 per glass

Children welcome: Yes

Disabled access: Yes

But that’s fine; the mezzanine is more a place for grab’n’go food than a gluttonous gutful.

Truth is, some of the treats at this Beirut street food outlet – the fourth in the capital – are good enough to make you miss your train.

Lebanese dips, wraps and traditional mezze are cleverly packaged in plastic trays for those tiny train-seat tables – and they’re not short on taste.

The stuffed vine leaves (£4) pack a citrus punch, while the Kibbé Lahmé (lamb and cracked wheat parcels, £4.50) are a crumbly, meaty joy.

Better still is the sumptuously aromatic charcoal-smoked aubergine paté, and flavoursome red pepper dip (£4.50 each) for your pita bread.

The exotic lamb shawarma wrap with pink, pickled turnip and tahini sauce (£4.75) fills a hole with panache, too.

The breads, heated in a microwave, aren’t their best but do try the heavenly backlawa and sweet desserts (£3.25 for three).

If you’re prepared to fork out a little more than your average, a trip to Yalla Yalla rewards.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Islington Entertainment Stories

Yesterday, 09:06
Meru Expedition, Garwhal, India. Picture: Jimmy Chin

This documentary following three climbers trying to conquer the Meru Peak offers a wider look at the supercharged tedium of mountain climbing, says Michael Joyce.

Mon, 13:01
Laurence Fox

The former Lewis star tells Alex Bellotti about playing the revolutionary Charles de Gaulle alongside Tom Conti.

Mon, 10:01
Jack Black stars in Goosebumps. Picture: Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Michael Joyce says this engaging romp through an iconic children’s book series could just do with a bit more originality.

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Swim Deep

Ahead of a date at Tufnell Park Dome, keyboardist James Balmont talks to Alex Bellotti.

Most read entertainment

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe