The Sahara Grill, Leyton

Well, well well. What a place. Millais bus stop , Leyton High Rd E15 opposite Draper’s Park, 2 stops down from Leyton Station. SUPERB. Leyton is now ready to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The place was full, in the downstairs rooms, upstairs and on the ground level. And people were smartly dressed.There was an air of efficiency and briskness. A good welcome and throughout the customer awareness was maintained.

Food was smashing. Some Sahara specialities and some grilled posh burgers served with the best chips ever and a fantasic salad perked up with diced lemon. We are talking good food here. Combos are served meant for 2 or 3 eaters but let me tell you, there was food enough for a family of 8. I had “Lamb Steak”.  This was marinated Sahara-spiced grilled lamb drizzled with the Sahara sauce. Never tasted the like. The lamb was perfect, tender and juicy. I’d ordered corn on the cob for starters, sweet and bonfire-night reminiscent grilled. Loved it . The main came almost at the same time. In fact all the dishes were served four minutes after ordering. My guests had the chicken which they said was juicy too. The portions are generous..

This restaurant in LEYTON is well worth the visit. You must phone to book because it is popular. It deserves to be that. The Sahara Grill advertises itself as a Moslem restaurant and warns that when prayers call, serving stops for a few minutes. I wore a shalwar kameez  for some reason. Felt nicely relaxed, welcome, full and enjoyed the smell of meat being grilled.

There’s plenty of parking space too in the residential streets. A mosque two doors away.

Main course roughly £16. Absolutely no alcohol.

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