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Del’Aziz, Fulham

Nestled behind Fulham Broadway station on Vanston Place, Del’Aziz is a sensory experience extraordinaire. Like stepping into a Moroccan souk, this restaurant/cafe is a treasure chest of colour, texture and whispers of faraway lands.

Dimly lit come evening with candles galore and a variety of spacious sharing tables to choose from, the relaxed deli area is the perfect place for a laid-back date while the elegant restaurant offers the more traditional dining experience.


With Eastern Mediterranean and North African roots, Del’Aziz boasts a host of exotic dishes from Persian shish and mezze platters with fresh tzatziki to couscous and slow cooked tagines served in beautiful terracotta pots.


Prices range from £5 for a small mezze dish to £8-15 for most bigger plates, with meal deals including a Sunday burger, fries and a glass of wine or beer for £10. Pretty reasonable for an unusual joint with unique selling points a plenty.

Cocktails, Jazz ‘n’ Belly Dancing

The cocktail menu is extensive, with Mojito Night every Thursday and Friday in the Fulham and Clapham branches (£3 a pop until 11pm).  For music lovers, there’s live jazz every Thursday from 7:30pm while the more risqué amongst you may enjoy the belly dancing displays most Friday and Saturday nights from 9:00pm. The Clapham branch also boasts the atmospheric downstairs Zahra bar, with club nights every Friday from 10pm till late.

Fit for Kids?

If it’s a tot-friendly outfit you’re after, the children’s menu for under 8s is a snip at £5.50 for chicken fillet with saffron rice or chicken nuggets with chunky fries.

Other Branches

Whether you want to eat-in, take-away or are looking for ready-made canapés, full-on dinner party delights or part or exclusive hire of a kooky venue for a special occasion, Del’Aziz covers every base.  With branches in Bankside, Bermondsey, Swiss Cottage and Clapham, this is an escapist adventure I would recommend to all.


Address: 24 – 32 Vanston Place, London SW6 1AX


Nearest tube: Fulham Broadway

Email: reservations@delaziz.co.uk

Tel: 020 7386 0086 

El Pirate, Mayfair

This is a gem of a tapas restaurant not to be missed.  Located in the quiet back water of Down Street a stone’s throw from Green Park and Hyde Park Corner, the quintessentially English location belies this Spanish experience extraordinaire.

The buzzy restaurant and bar are full of character befitting the name (‘The Pirate’).  From the easy charm of the native waiters to the Mediterranean white wash walls and mouth-watering tapas, this is a slice of Spain you won’t forget.  Informal, inexpensive and above all authentic, El Pirate combines exquisite tapas and fine wine in a relaxed atmosphere.  The classics are there for the picking, providing a feast for the senses which is second to none – deep-fried squid, juicy chorizo, paella and tortilla to name but a few.  And with a set menu of 10 tapas dishes for £20.95,  El Pirate offers surprisingly good prices for such a swanky area.

There is a bespoke party room for up to 60 people with an offering of live music and two party menus (one is vegetarian) – ideal for larger parties and a great way to enjoy tapas.  With a whole raft of treats from meatballs and calamares to patatas bravas and pan-fried chicken for just £18.75 per person, this really is cracking value.

Reviews confirm the obvious with Nobu’s celebrity chef and restaurateur, Nobu Matsuhisa calling El Pirata “my favourite restaurant” and Brian May of Queen stating “El Pirata rocks!”

In the words of Gervaise Odell: “El Pirata offers me everything I look for in a restaurant. Fine food, excellent choice, comfortable surroundings, marvellous service and a bill at the end that doesn’t give me indigestion!”  I couldn’t agree more.


5-6 Down St, London W1J 7AQ
020 7491 3810