haz restaurant review, London

haz restaurant review, London

So the other day I popped out for lunch at haz restaurant, a Mediterranean eatery in London. haz has (lol) a five branches in London – there’s haz St Paul’s, haz Bishopsgate, haz Houndsditch, haz Plantation Place and haz Premier Place.

I visited the haz restaurant in St Pauls, right near St Paul’s station, which is ideal as it’s near my office.  I would say that haz is leaning towards the Turkish side of Mediterranean cuisine, with its falafel and hummus mezzes and grilled meats.  And like many Turkish places in London, the meat is halal, so I had options.

I’ve mentioned this before on the blog, but I’ve always preferred Turkish starters to mains. So it was to my delight that has had a lunch mezze option for £12. The little beauty is pictured above.

It was a delicious – and filling – hot mess. A mixed plate of hummus, falafel, aubergine, tomato salad spinach and cheese pastry and kofte meatballs, the plate had all the variety of Turkish cuisine.

The kofte was actually my swap, as the actual menu had calamari, which I don’t like. So luckily they let me switch for some much-needed meat.  Like most Mediterranean / Turkish places, complimentary baskets of bread were in abundance.

It was a great lunch in the heart of the city. The clientele is pretty much bankers and other well-suited professionals, and it’s a big open plan restaurant. So there is a grown up air about the place. So yes it’s not necessarily a relaxed weekday lunch, but despite the sober surroundings, it was actually good food.

I often feel that chains in central London are all about jacked-up prices, with flavour and authenticity taking a back seat. However, I really enjoyed my haz lunch. The flavour was good and I preferred my dishes to what I ordered at its Turkish
rival Tas.

I would go to haz again. And I’d order that mezze plate. But for those of you who’d prefer a main, they have another set option of start and main for £12 too.

So if you’re in the city of London, want to impress a client, or just want a change from Pret a Manger, defo check haz out.

haz London review: in a nutshell

Price: £12 set lunch menu. Dinner is more expensive

Halal: yes

Great if… you want a slightly fancier and flavourful lunch than Pret a Manger.

 

Not so great if… you’re on a quick lunch break.

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