Food Review: Fattoush Lounge, Metrocentre

21 September 2020

By Lauren E. White


Authentic Lebanese food has taken off in the UK. It all began in London, really, and then hummous started to take off basically everywhere. Thank goodness it did – we wouldn’t have Fattoush Lounge in the Metrocentre otherwise.

I am a sucker for a really good bit of authentic food – be it Italian, Greek or Indian – and now Lebanese has stuck too. At Fattoush, they do absolutely all sorts. Mixed grills, kebabs, schwarma dishes and biryani galore. If you’re more of a mellow eater, they do offer simpler dishes like salmon and chicken and a whole range of starters, like hummous platters and Lebanese pickles. If you like pickles, you’ll love these Lebanese ones.

The hummous was also absolutely to die for. It was a perfect blend and, I have to say, the best hummous I have ever tasted. The lamb in all the mains is cooked to perfection, too. I had the biryani and I think it was one of my favourite meals I’ve ever had in a restaurant. It came with a gorgeous white yoghurt which complemented the rice perfectly.

If you have room for dessert (or even if you don’t – they will box it for you), you must get some baklava. This delicacy (claimed by so many places I am scared to definitively name any) is a sweet pastry dessert with pistachio nuts and it honestly left an impression on me.

The Fattoush Lounge is truly sublime.

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