Fairuz is named in tribute to Lebanon’s most famous chanteuse -- a sweet,
dotty idea that, if copied, could lead to Cliff Richards the chippie or
Madonna the burger bar. One of London’s more relaxed and intimate Lebanese
restaurants, Fairuz still observes all the traditions: white tablecloths,
formal service, the instant appearance of olives and chilled salad veg upon
arrival. But the decor, cooking, and staff are all pleasantly flamboyant.
The decor is warm yellow with turquoise touches. There’s a general bonhomie
among the staff and clientele. And the cooking bursts with Eastern
Mediterranean flavours -- old favourites like tabouleh, foul moukaaka, and
moutabal do new dance steps on your tongue. Good vegetarian selection, of
course, and complimentary fruit and baklava with coffee.
Sample a la carte
Warak inab (vine leaves stuffed with rice, herbs and spices) £4.75
Batrakh (salted and smoked cod roe, served with slices of garlic, lemon and olive oil) £4.75
Jawaneh (grilled chicken wings in garlic sauce) £5.50
Soujouk (Armenian lamb sausages. "spicy") £5.50
Other starters are available.
Kafta khashkhash (minced lamb and parsley, grilled on skewers with home made spicy tomato sauce) £12.95
Fairuz mixed grill for 2 (kafta skewers, tender lamb cubes, chicken wings, fillet of chicken and half a grilled baby chicken, served with rice) £28.95
Fillet of cod (grilled with olive oil and lemon juice served with crushed wheat lentil and grilled aubergine salad) £15.95
Farruj musakhan (grilled boneless chicken, wrapped in village bread with onions, peppers, and special herbs baked in the oven, served with cucumber yoghurt salad) £ 14.95
Knuckle of lamb (baked on the bone with yogurt and coriander sauce. Served with rice) £13.95
Mujadara (lentils, crushed wheat, onions and olive oil, served with Lebanese salad and cucumber yoghurt salad) £11.95
Other main courses are available.
Selection of fresh fruit £4.95
Selection of baklawa £4.00
Mohalabieh(milky pudding with pistachios, rose water and orange blossom) £4.50
Meghli (cinnamon pudding topped with fresh pistachios, pine nuts and ground coconuts) £4.95
3 Blandford Street, W1U 3DA
£25 - £34
Mon - Sat 12pm - 11:30pm
Sun 12pm - 10:30pm