Moroccan & Lebanese… with a Brazilian twist
In A Word:
People who observe a meat centric, Halal way of eating.
Non Halal meat fiends who don’t care for pork.
People who haven’t eaten for a day, or competitive eaters ‘practising’.
Rodizio fans and fusioneers of every kind who are looking for something a little different.
Large parties of people who want a reasonably priced meal and no waiting time between courses.
People who like a lot of variety in a single sitting and complete control over their portion sizes (just pile as much or as little as you like onto your plate…)
Lizzie: Fancy some Morocco-Lebanese cuisine right in the heart of south London?
Fresh from its recent reopening, Rodizio Lebanon is literally a stones throw away from the busy Fulham Broadway station. Claiming to be the first ‘authentic Lebanese Rodizio outside of Sao Paulo’, Rodizio Lebanon offers traditional Lebanese dishes with an exciting Brazilian infusion.
Boasting a ‘truly unique dining experience’ the concept is very simple – meat, and plenty of it! [Ed: though the buffet in the middle centres mainly on the Middle Eastern part of this fusion diffusion…]
On arrival we were given two coloured cards. All we had to do was flip the cards depending on how hungry we were. Red for no, green for go. Once we sent out our warning signal to the chef, the meat was almost instantly brought to our table by the professional passadors (meat carvers to us common folk) and calved right in front of us. Straight from the charcoal oven to our shiny white plates. Brilliant!
We were treated to a vast amount of meat ranging from lamb chops [Ed: tiny, tiny lamb chops.] and chicken shawarma, to spicy sausages and chicken wings. And they’re just the bits I said yes to. Personal favourite would have to be the beef kebab hands down [Ed: I second this…]. It was succulent and full of flavour – just what you would hope for from a traditional Lebanese recipe with a Brazilian twang.
Alongside the copious amounts of meats on offer were a range of hot and cold mezze dishes to help yourself to. On one side they had their staple Lebanese sides including homemade hummus, stuffed vine leaves, tabbouleh salad and falafel. On the other were an array of quirky Brazilian fused street food dishes made from fresh and exotic ingredients. [Ed: And, like most middle Eastern joints, don’t expect to get pork – I’m cool with this.]
The stuffed vine leaves were something else [Ed: yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh buddy]. Having become a fan of these recently it was nice to see the traditional recipe tampered with to give it a different take.
A surprisingly nice venue with something available for everyone, even the herbivores in your friendship group [Ed: but it’s probably not very vegan friendly] . The card switching service allows you to get your money worth and means you leave feeling sufficiently stuffed and satisfied [Ed: competitive eating is optional]. Perfect for friendly get-togethers and damn right tasty too.
A: 11 Jerdan Place, Fulham Broadway, London SW6 1BE
P: 020 7183 6085