2012-03-27

Elie's Tent, Victoria Park

We came here on a Saturday night and were promptly seated but we were questioned if we had made a reservation. The décor was much like a typical 80's building similar to most places in Victoria Park. For entrées we had the Sambousik (Deep fried pastry filled with quality spiced ground lamb) which came in groups of three. This seemed inadequate and they were just average.

For mains I had the Barbecue Platter for one which consisted of x1 Shish Tawook (chicken skewer), x1 Shish Kebab (lamb skewer), x1 Kafta (ground lamb sausage), x2 Falafel (vegetarian patties), Hoummos, Moutabbal and Tabbouleh.
  • Shish Tawook - Slightly overcooked and tough
  • Shish Kebab - Tasty with nice herbs and spices. Cooked well
  • Kafta - Tasty and flavoursome but not very aesthetically pleasing
  • Falafel - Nice for a vegetarian patty, flavours were not strong
It was a nice experience overall and interesting to try authentic Lebanese food. I thought the staff were quite abrupt and they do not like to explain the details of the food when asked. The mains come with complimentary flat bread but I found it a bit dry. The fresh Lebanese Lemonade (Lemonade and Rosewater) goes well with the meal.

Also, around 8.30pm a belly dancer was on for about 45 minutes where loud music played over the speakers with a lot of bass. This was okay but if you are out for a quiet dinner then it may be a bit disruptive as they dance in the middle of the restaurant and around some tables.
  
Monday to Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday dinner only

Barbecue Platter - Shish Tawook, Shish Kebab, Kafta, Falafel, Hoummos, Moutabbal and Tabbouleh $27
Chicken Rice - Seasoned combination of ground lamb, rice and pine nuts with shawarma chicken $24

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