From Queensway to White City

Saturday, February 15th , 2020

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Shola is a Pakistani restaurant in the redeveloped BBC site at White City. It is a quite casual restaurant set up by a former TV food show host, Aida Khan. We had a pleasant though somewhat uneven meal, with a tender lamb shoulder dish, some decent chaat but also some poor fried bhindi. However the pricing was quite low, and if you are in the area it is worth a look.

Even better value was Normah Café in the indoor Queensway Market. This little place serves home-style Malaysian food, cooked by its chef/founder Normah Abd Hamid. The standard of food here was very good, with excellent beef rendang (pictured) and a particularly good roti with dhal. What was surprising was the price: £12 a head including soft drinks for a genuinely good meal. This must be one of the very best value restaurants in London.