Al Casbah

Al Casbah

Middle Eastern and African

0.5 miles
62 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 2AS
Those walking past Al Casbah will find it difficult not to be drawn in by the eye-catching window - passers-by are greeted by a huge grill with leaping flames cooking the freshly prepared meat and fish to perfection. Inside, the open-plan restaurant is transformed by a Bedouin tent completely covering the ceiling, creating a relaxed, intimate atmosphere and infusing the space with character.

Diners at Al Casbah are certainly not short of choice - the variety of hors d'oeuvres is impressive, with no fewer than 13 dishes to choose from. Popular choices include the chorba, a tomato-based soup with fresh vegetables and herbs flavoured with shoulder of lamb, and the pan-fried lamb's liver in a garlic, tomato and caraway sauce. For those who can't decide there is also a special meze which offers a selection of mixed Algerian starters and is served with hot pitta breads. The choice of main dishes is just as extensive, featuring lots of different grill dishes, steaks and daily specials. The house speciality is the cous cous royale - tagine-cooked lamb and chicken in a light tomato sauce flavoured with cinnamon, paprika and mixed North African spices, served on fluffy cous cous with seasonal vegetables and a charcoal-grilled merguez. For dessert there is a selection of tasty Algerian pastries and ice creams, which are great with the sweet peppermint tea or Arabic coffee with orange flower water. The selection of Algerian wines complements the food extremely well - the Sidi Brahim red and rosé are particularly good choices. A set menu is also available, consisting of three courses for a reasonable £17.50.

The fantastic Algerian-inspired food on offer at Al Casbah is both healthy and delicious - a rare combination. The restaurant has a lively atmosphere, and visitors to the restaurant could be forgiven for thinking they might exit the restaurant and find themselves in an ancient medina rather than on Mill Road. Visit once and you'll certainly want to return
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Open: Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 5.30pm-11.30pm; Sat noon-11.30pm; Sun 5.30pm-11.30pm

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