Cricklewood Walking Restaurant

Wednesday 28 November 2012, 7-10pm
Various venues, Cricklewood Broadway

Eat and drink your way around the world without leaving the Broadway. Enjoy a three-course meal with a Sri Lankan starter, Iranian main course and Italian pudding and learn more about the countries and their customs.

Three courses, three drinks and musical entertainment £25.00 per person.
To book your tickets please telephone or text Sally Williams
07889 173101 or email sally@retailrevival.org.uk

Thewalking restaurantis a new concept to the area. It means local restaurants get together to offer a group of diners a different course in a different restaurant for a fixed price. Although a relatively new idea, it has already been a success in other areas.Cricklewood, with its many ethnic cuisines along the Broadway is an ideal place to practice this way of sampling world foods in one night.

For starters a large group was welcomed byMeepolitoLihinyaon the Broadway where they savoured the delights of Sri Lankan cuisine – and beer - in lovely surroundings. On the menu were fish patties and mutton rolls which were as delicious as they were surprising. As well as food from the menu, there was an opportunity to purchase some fine Sri Lankan provisions and delicacies that gave you the feeling that you were actually visiting Sri Lanka.

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The Walking Restaurant is supported by the Mayor’s Outer London Fund,
which is helping increase the vibrancy and growth of high street places across London

The next course meant moving across the road – toPersiaboth in name and in cuisine. Here the hearty welcome was provided byNatasha. From an extensive menu this a main course of succulent lamb with persian rice was provided. The meal was accompanied with refreshing fragrant Persian tea . The only drawback was that one is tempted to stay on but desert was calling and that meant a trip to Europe.

Elementreeis a restaurant with an Eastern European heritage serving Italian food and a great place to end a night with a desert plus a cocktail and if that’s not enough, dancing. Florian looked after the group here, restoring sugar levels with a chocolate pudding, icecream and an Elementree Kiss. And a great place it was to finish with the November night safe outside and a warm feeling of wellbeing on the inside.

So there you go – a grand tour in an evening and all on our Broadway. If anything it helps to remind us the richness of the cultures that are living and working around us. On a more basic level, the Moving Restaurant is a terrific way to get a taste of restaurants and dishes that you might not normally try.

We’re hoping soon for seconds.