"They were smaller than the kebabs you're used to here, about the thickness of a 20-cent piece and packed with flavour. As it was so busy, it was always fresh. Fresh flatbread off the saj, grilled meat, garlic sauce, onion and herbs – that was it.
"The brisket is the massively tricked-up homage to that, using the same flavour principles, and the Moubaraks' mum makes the saj bread for us daily."
With a menu to fly you high to another world, Gerard's Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on most days. Monday – 6pm until late; Tuesday-Sunday – 12pm until late; Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday – 8am to 11:30am.