Here’s a future prediction for you: It’s 1.30am, you’re wondering the streets of London, dry-mouthed, with the hunger of a thousand legions. Too good for filth-tier chicken nuggets from the lowest-common denominator of take-aways – you’re in the market for a top-notch kebab.
There are very few people more determined than a hungry, drunk millennial.
We’ve got you covered with our ultimate guide to eating quality kebabs in London, wherever you are in the city, they’ll be worth the trip.
1. 19 Numara Bos Cirrik (Dalston)
After a night out in Dalston, you might be a bit strapped for cash. That’s why it’s fantastic that places like 19 Numara haven’t jacked their prices up unreasonable to match the squalid chic of every other food joint in the area – it’s the same reason you should expect a big crowd.
2. Tayyabs (Whitechapel)
A kebab place that has featured in Time Out every year since 1972. Tayyabs is considered an institution among foodies with the best lamb chops in the whole of the capital. The special on a Friday is meat biryani AND it operates a BYOB policy, what more could you want?
3. Sufi (Shepherd’s Bush)
A family run Persian restaurant that will run you a bit over £10 but is for sure the best spot for an early end to the night. Sufi is not the kind of place to rock-up hammered to, but if Plan A falls through – save some of that pocket change for a banging lamb kebab.
4. Patogh (Marylebone)
Off of Edgware Road there’s a small street where the incredible hole-in-the-wall spot called Patogh. The small venue encourages the kind of stand-up, street dining experience that makes Friday night’s in London so memorable.
5. Kebab Kid (Parsons Green)
The least exotic of the five but with queues out the doors even on weekday nights, there’s a reason Kebab Kid has a reputation. Using meat fresh from the Smithfield Market, this cash-only spot is a locals favourite despite it’s pricey menu.