|Newcomer Lazeez Attracts Attention from Critic|
Time Out reviewer takes a trip to Acton
A relative newcomer to Acton High Street (Lazeez opened in December) has attracted attention from Time Out this week.
The reviewer had misgivings at first - saying the decor in Lazeez was remiscent of a show flat: "Its scrubbed and sanded dining room exudes the feel of a show-flat, overly bright and with the occasional glitch yet to be ironed out (rugs that catch on bathroom doors, dodgy soap dispensers). A handful of faux-marble tables range across the dining room, largely undecorated save for a flat-screen television and with a gleaming silver grill-cum-open kitchen stretching along one side."
However, the warmth of the welcome the reviewer received and the thoughtful service brought praise:
The reviewer approved the lack of a microwave oven: "Everything we ordered was freshly prepared. Chunks of spicy soujouk sausages were sautéed in lemon, their powerful kick a pleasing contrast to the molten slices of grilled tomato with which they were served; houmous Beiruty was hand-whipped with freshly chopped parsley and fiery green peppers; and kibbeh shameyieh (lamb and cracked wheat meatballs), deep-fried while we waited, revealed a steaming centre of minced lamb, onions and pine-nuts.
The reviewer's meal for two cost around £30.
February 27, 2009