I know bottomless brunches are all the rage. It seems like the entire world loves a good bottomless brunch. I'm blaming it on Carrie Bradshaw for creating that lust for lazy brunch with free flowing bubbly. Im a fan of brunch, but not so much a boozy one. I prefer my eggs with coffee and not proscecco. Given the option I'd prefer an early lunch followed by a boozy lunch. Kudos for the Kings of the Kebab Le Bab for getting into the boozy lunch game.
Le Bab is serving up their classic weekend lunch menu as their food offering for the brunch. I sampled most of the menu and it's all solid. Started with the Chicken nuggets, a corriander heavy free range chicken thigh nugget with paprika mayo. I tell you, never trust someone that does not prefer chicken thigh over the breast. There is so much flavour in there. These nuggets were delish and could have eaten a couple of portions.
The Lebab Bahjis were insanely moorish. They take uber tender braised lamb shoulder and beef then stuff them into an onion bhaji, deep fry it and boom... HEAVEN. They serve it with a smoked chilli mayo. Three days later I was STILL dreaming of these little balls of joy!
The kebabs are the poshest that you will find whilst maintaining the inherent Kebab qualities. I asked for a suggestion for what to order as they all looked good. I went for the Pork Shawarma, mainly because she said it had a fattier quality to it, and I'm all about the fat. The free range pork is roasted for 15 hours then topped with pickled kohlrabi, crackling and zhoug mayo. I don't know how I can look at another kebab the same now. I mean seriously.
Le Bab's side games were on point as well. The pomegranate & endive salad made for a perfect side with the tartness from the pomegranate and bitter from the endive. With a kebab, you have to have chips, and Le Babs is a posh take on that with double cooked chip and a silky cheese fondue for dipping.
The vibe is bright and airy with marble table tops that are bathed in natural sunlight. The cocktails were completely free flowing. Loved the bloody mary and the Le Bab Spritz. Happily drink them for a couple of hours whilst nibbling this delious food.
I have to admit this was my first time at Le Bab, I know the shame im bringing on myself there. Im proud to say that this will certainly not be the last.. bottomless cocktails or not.
Please note that I was a guest of Le Bab for the afternoon.
Top Floor, Kingly Court
Carnaby Street, London, W1B 5PW