London, United Kingdom
August 20, 2004
Mains are served with rice or bread, both with salad. On a bad day, the rice is good. On a good day, the rice is excellent - perfectly cooked and each grain separate from the rest. The bread is a massive platter sized sheet studded with poppy and sesame seeds. I tend to choose the lamb kofte, two seasoned minced lamb kebabs. It is possible, though, to have one lamb and one chicken kofte to a serving. My partner always chooses the lamb kebab, huge chunks of a lamb grilled on a skewer. He proclaims it to be always perfectly cooked. Other options include grilled chicken wings and various chicken kebabs - all their Persian names elude me today. All their meat is organic. Starters include hummous, yogurt with cucumber and yogurt with shallots, all excellent with the freshly baked flatbreads. The portions are massive, though, and you need a very hearty appetite to deal with both a starter and a main.
Vegetarians are to be warned: I do not recall any vegetarian main courses.
To get there, take the tube to Edgware Road tube station. Walk south along Edgware Road (towards Marble Arch) until you hit Crawford Place on your left, running perpendicular. Turn into the road and Patogh will be on your right - blink and you'll miss it! If you've reached the Argos, you've gone too far.
From journal Eat London!