The first falafel to grace the pages of this blog can be summed up in one simple word: disappointing. To be fair, the restaurant doesn’t look like much more than a late night kebab shop, but with a few Lebanese people in the restaurant when I went in to eat, I hoped it could be one of those ‘hidden gems’ lurking in Temple Bar. It wasn’t…
Flavour: 6/10. The falafel itself was well cooked – crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. The naan was fresh, but not particularly tasty. The sauces were a bit meh.
Fillings & Sauces: 4/10. Some shredded iceberg lettuce, some sliced red onion and some tomatoes. Nothing special here. One red chili, tomato sauce and one white garlic sauce. Both lacked flavour despite being ‘100% freshly made’.
Presentation & Value: 5/10. It looked quite tasty although the plastic plate for chips didn’t really impress. €9.50 for the falafel on naan with a side of chips and a Coke made it not the cheapest falafel meal going.
Overall Grade: 5/10. My main problems were the bland sauces and boring ingredients but the presentation was okay. I won’t be rushing back.