i dont know why i didnt try it sooner!
i love the evenings at Adams Cafe, the food is exceptional and great value for money. One of my most favorite places to eat in London.
You will not be disappointed :)
Tunisia! What do I know about Tunisia? Nothing! So I thought I'd try out Adam's Cafe and be a little more worldly:)
The first thing I wanted to know was, why is a Tunisian place called Adam's Cafe? Like the previous reviewer, I thought it sounded more like a fish and chips type of place. I asked the staff there who were happy to tell me that the family who owns the restaurant had a baby named Adam at the time they were opening the place and it's named after him. Cute!
So let's talk food. I was keen to try North African cuisine so I overdosed a little on the appetisers. I started with the chorba which is tunisian soup with lamb, vegetables and pasta. I love me some soup so i was pretty happy with it and in chilly London weather it was hearty and comforting.
Then we all tried the tuna brick which certainly makes an entrance. It's a beautifully presented brick of tuna and eggs wrapped in a huge fan of crispy filo pastry. I have to say, there was more egg than tuna in there and even though it was kind of magnificent to look at, it was disapppointing to eat. We also had the Doigts de Fatma (Fatma's fingers) because how could we not? They were basically a samosa/sambousa/pastry with stuff in it and were decent but pretty average.
My friends had the mixed grill and I tried it but was not impressed at all. I wouldn't come here for the grill.
For my main course I ordered the lamb tagine based on the previous reviewers recommendation. I probably shouldn't have though because it's stewed with prunes and sultanas, neither of which I like, and I really didn't like the overly sweet sauce at all. The lamb itself was very tenderly cooked, but I just couldn't get away from the sauce taste. If you like prunes and sweet sauces though you will probably like it just fine as they really did try to cook it to tender and spiced perfection. I think if I order a different stew/tagine next time I will probably be quite happy with their chefs skills. The service was slightly awkward and I wouldn't really say they were very friendly , but I think I would be willing to come and try it one more time based on how much effort their chef put into the tagine.
I love this cafe.
The mega breakfast is the only one to have if you need setting up in a hurry, havent got much money, and want more food than you can eat for less than a fiver.
Its a family run business, and the evening food is excellent too.
Extremely good value for money, clean, and well cooked food.
Adams Cafe sounds like it is a British cafe serving chips with everything and not a Tuniisan restaurant. This a relaxed place which is always busy and the staff are more than keen to recommend dishes. I love the lamb tagine and also the fish coucous because it is so delicious and I can taste all the various spices. It is a family type of restaurant which welcomes children and many of the staff seem to know the diners on first name basis. If this is your first introduction to North African cuisine Adams cafe is a great place to start.
This restaurant has some really good North African cuisine.Although only open in the evenings its has great service and very reasonably priced menu.The vareity of food served ranges from simple grilled fish and meat to the more earthy romantic Tagines.Amongst the starters there is fish soup,grilled spicy lamb sausages and Pastilla-a really pleasent and aromatic Moroccan Dish made from Sweet Chicken,Almond and Filo Pastry Pie.The main courses have a wide range of tagines-7 of the best one are the monkfish,tomatoes,Peppers accompanied by saffron potatos and nicely garnished with coriander.
On this occassion I had a whole grilled sea-bass with french fries and a divine tastira sauce or you can eat with one of the kitchen's legendery couscous dishes. Desserts menu consists of tartelette aucitron,an orange fruit salad, with dates, crepe berbere ( a morrocan-styled pancake with a honey sauce0. You can bring your own wine,corkage is 3.00, there is a very short wine list starting at 9.00
Don't be put off by the linen covered table cloths and pseudo-formal décor this little North African restaurant near the Ravenscourt Park tube is a gem! Family-run, the food is very authentic and excellently prepared. The environment is friendly and you feel comfortable, making dinner the feast it should be. The couscous is a killer and should be added to your favourite tagine although, as always, the meze is hard to miss. Decision, decisions! Go hungry!
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