27 May 2011

Pakistan: Taste of Lahore

For years I have passed the Taste of Lahore with only a vague acknowledgement of its existence.  On the odd occasion I glanced through the window the place was always busy which seemed odd for somewhere that on first glance seems like a down market kebab shop.  Then, one Saturday, when every other eatery on Wembley High Street was full to bursting with football fans on their way to the stadium, Taste of Lahore became my only option for lunch.

To my delight I discovered that this Asian greasy spoon serves more than just kebabs and chips.  The menu includes a wide variety of meat, veg and fish curries, Tandoori dishes, biriyanis, rotis, naans and prathas.  Which explains its popularity with the local Asian community.  The food served here is not just quick and cheap, it's also extremely tasty.

We were shown to a table by a waiter in a bright orange and green t-shirt and ordered the Paneer (Pakistani type of cheese) and the chicken Tika (both served with naan and salad) from the snacks section of the menu and when they arrived we were plesantly surprised to find that each dish was enough for a main course. 

Both dishes were excellent and the Paneer was so spicy it cleared my sinuses (I probably should have said no to the hot sauce).  We tried to visit again a few weeks alter to sample a few more dishes but they were so busy there was que for tables, so we left and went to Subway for a disappointing sandwich which made us wish we'd been a little more patient. 

Taste of Lahore (Wembley) on Urbanspoon
Address: 417 High Road, Wembley, HA9 7AB 
Telephone: 020 8902 2744
Opening hours: Sat - Thurs 12pm- midnight, Fri 2pm - midnight
Tube: Wembley Central (Bakerloo & London Overground)
Bus: 10 bus routes stop along the High Road
Car: Metered Parking & car parks near by (Lonsdale Avenue and Central Sq)


  1. i m pakistani and i love punjabi food... punjuabi dishes always rocks the mood of taste

    must visit here
    Best curry in Manchester



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