Imad’s Syrian Kitchen


Imad Alarnab won my heart with our wonderful Syrian Banquet which we enjoyed in Colombia Road last week. This Syrian born Chef escaped from Damascus in 2015. Leaving behind his well established restaurants Imad travelled through Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Hungary, Austria, Germany and France all modes of transport and I am confident was not an easy journey. Imad became involed in the Cook for Syria charity which helps to raise money for Syrian Children and through this project he was introduced to the Unicef NEXTGeneration team of volunteers.


Imads’s Syrian Kitchen is a pop up style event taking place at 134 Colombia Road E2 and will continue serving delcious Syrian dishes until the end of September. Sitting at long trestle tables in a rather rustic and loft style room we enjoyed the most delicious menu of traditional food. We felt as though we were Imads guests for the evening and the presentation and atmosphere contributed to this. All served in simple authentic looking ceramics and linen tableclothes. You can bring your own wine and contribute a suggested £5 Corkage fee but all proceeds go to a very good cause so I suggest you dig deep!

Our menu comprised of traditional Syrian dishes and all the sort of food that I really love. It was all delicious my favourites being the falafel served on a bed of houmous and the incredible Pistaccio Ice Cream with a whipped sugar on the top. I highly recommend this dining experience and you will support a wonderful cause as well.

This great experience is £40 perhead and can be reserved through help refugees and it takes place at 134 Colombia Road E2.


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