Joining the gaggle of buzzy, relaxed dining options in Kingly Court is Le Bab – bringing hungry Londoners the humble kebab, but not as you know it.
Located on the top floor of Kingly Court, small but perfectly formed Le Bab is already creating quite a stir with a steady stream of punters trying to nab a table on a cold Tuesday evening.
The minimalist setting ensures the open kitchen takes centre stage, whilst the smells that emanate from within get you pretty excited (the kitchen team are ex-Le Gavroche).
Sit back and watch the magic unfold with a cocktail from the small list – try the refreshing Basil Smash Gin.
So far, so far from your 3am kebab fest.
Although this could be a fast pit-stop kinda place, we didn’t feel at all rushed and took our time over starters – the “Meatlafel” with tzatziki for dipping is a must order.
Make sure you check out the incredible wine list before moving on to mains. Co-founder Stephen is crazy passionate about providing an affordable, really interesting wine list with everything from Croatian to Czech wines featuring. Helpfully listed from light to full bodied, if he’s around grab him to talk you through his latest finds!
Kebabs are served on super flat smokey breads ready for you to wrap at your table. Meat-lovers will enjoy the Roe Deer Shish with cavolo nero kimchi, Jerusalem artichoke crisps, damson & chilli jam & game mayo whilst the BBQ Paneer will appeal to more than just veggies (I liked it a lot!) and comes generously packed with beetroot puree, crispy onion, charred beetroot stem & curry mayo. Brave groups may want to try the rare breed pig’s head served with crackling and served to share.
We loved the blend of Middle East & South East Asian flavours.
Fondue fries are not quite what we expected – double cooked and served with a pot of stilton & stout sauce on the side – an altogether classier affair than cheesy chips.
Crème Brulee was the only dessert option when we visited but with subtle hints of cardamom coming through, it was all that was needed.