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Published April 29th 2012
Are you hungry? Like Lebanese cuisine? Then El Jannah Restaurant might be the place for you. Situated near Granville station, on a recent Saturday afternoon I had the opportunity to visit the restaurant. My partner had been there previously with some work friends and suggested I go as she thought I might like it.
Well, I have to say we were lucky to get there early, before the rush so didn't have to line up. The line was out the door for the majority of the time while we were there. This tells me two things; that the high turnover of food helps assures me it is fresh and secondly that the food must be good if it is that much in demand.
We ordered our meals. We both decided on the quarter charcoal chicken combo and some falafels to share. After finding a table we were served within a matter minutes, and let me say the serving portions weren't small. There was enough food on our table to feed a small army, well maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration but you get the picture.
Quarter Chicken w/ Pickles, Baba ghanoush & Garlic Sauce
The chicken was cooked just the way I liked it, the tabouli was fresh and lots of tomato, the garlic sauce, well that's something El Jannah is famous for, there was plenty of it. It tasted fantastic with the chicken and side of pickles that you get as part of the meal.
The falafels were tasty, they were some of the biggest I have eaten and I have seen to a few middle eastern restaurants over the years. Unfortunately my eyes were bigger then my belly and found it pretty hard to eat all of the food that we ordered.
From looking around the restaurant, I could tell that lots of people visited the restaurant as a meeting point to catch up with their friends, especially due to its convenient location in the suburb centre and close to the train station. Having visited the restaurant on a Saturday afternoon, it looked as if it was when most people had decided to catch up with their mates, but I couldn't be 100% sure. For all I knew the restaurant could have been continuously busy everyday of the week. Either way, El Jannah provided a convenient location and nice atmosphere for local friends to catch up at, as well as providing great food to feast upon.