September 26, 2012 Middle Eastern, Old Town 5 Comments

I’ve been tempted to pop in to Zenobia on quite a few occasions, recently, and today proved to be the day when I managed to cross the threshold.


It’s regularly very busy, and seems to attract a very diverse clientele: young and old; locals and tourists; and a good number of folks who would call their brand of halal Mediterranean food their native cuisine.

Upon inspection of the menu, I quickly spied hummus shawerma, so opted to go with my gut and order that.


It arrived promptly, along with some spicy tomato sauce, creamy garlic sauce, and pitta. The main dish comprised strips of beautifully marinated chicken, a generous portion of hummus, and carrot, red cabbage and salad leaves. It was a bonnie array and a really good sized portion.

The chicken was excellent; packed with flavour and beautifully tender. The hummus was of good quality and the accompanying salad items were crisp and fresh. The pitta was warm and fresh, too. I was really pleased with it.


As a fast bite, at any time of day, this place is a real winner. The welcome is warm, the approach nice and simple, and the quality is high. I was impressed.

So overall, I was really enjoyed my visit to Zenobia. Its diverse crowd speaks of its broad appeal, and I thought the value on offer was high. I’ll be back again, and I imagine I’ll be back often.

Blythe scores Zenobia
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20

Today’s quester was: Blythe

I ate: hummus shawerma

I drank: water

I wore: a look of hungover distress

Total bill: £7.50

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Written by BKR