Nestled in the middle of industrial Acton is a thriving Lebanese restaurant scene. For those not in the know it would be easy to walk past the multitude of restaurants and whilst the exteriors do little to lure you in, if you take the plunge you’re in for an authentic, healthy treat.
Having worked in Acton for a few months now, I’ve had the pleasure of sampling a lot of the Lebanese restaurants and cafes in the area and my favourite to-date is Barbar.
From The moment you step off the street into Barbar you could be forgiven for wondering where you are. Barbar is as much a foodie treat as a visual one. To explain, the ceiling is littered with a variety of lamps, there are tables, trinkets and food everywhere, the place runs on a seemingly chaotic order and this is all framed by a fresco of 1970’s Beirut, all adding to the ambiance.
Not being familiar with Lebanese food, it did take a few attempts at the menu to work out my favourite dishes that turned out to be the meatballs, lamb koftas and the mezze tray. The fresh juices, especially the carrot and apple, are a must too.
Make no mistake though, Barbar is a no-frills visit, but what you do get is an authentic foodie experience that delivers very tasty, healthy food at great value in a wonderful setting.
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We spent: £10 p.p.
Nearest tube: North Acton