The King of Falafel – Clerkenwell
After a bit of shopping in central London on a rare sunny Sunday afternoon, i decided to have a quick stop on my way home to the new King of Falafel location in Clerkenwell .
The King of Falafel is a Lebanese fast food restaurant with several locations in London. They have recently opened a shop in Clerkenwell road (Farringdon).
Their signature product is the falafel wrap, and they also provide a selection of other specialities such as Chicken Shawarma, Lamb Kofta, Hommous, Samosa,…
The King of Falafel offers several kind of fillings (Falafel, Lamb, Chicken) with two different types of wraps (Lebanese or Moroccan Wrap).
I have tried a classic Lebanese wrap garnished with Falafel. At £3.75 the wrap it’s obviously a steal in London!
The Falafel wrap is composed of fresh salad, tomato, cucumber, onion, pickles, mint white sauce and hot sauce. (You can remove or add some extras topping depending on how you like your wrap). The wrap is rolled with all the ingredients before being heated on a sandwich toaster.
First of all, for £3.50, the Falafel wrap is very generous in size and garnish. You must be starving before getting one, because it’s is very filling and it will you keep full for a long time ! (You also have the option to share it one with someone, then it’s the perfect afternoon snack-size).
Most of the ingredients are quite healthy so you won’t feel sick or disgusted if you manage to finish this little beast (Nothing compared to a burger or a fried chicken wrap if you see what i mean…).
Taste-wise, the wrap is honest, no special surprise here. The ingredients are fresh (salad, tomato, cucumber), and the mix of refreshing mint white sauce and hot sauce (not really Hot to be honest) add a bit of punch to the wrap. The falafel are ok, a bit dry to my taste, but in overall the wrap is well balanced and yummy.
I have also decided to buy an onion Bhaji to accompany the wrap. For those who don’t know the Bhaji is a traditional fried spicy Indian snack.
I have to say it was a bit disappointing, dry and plain. To be honest, i could not really expect much for the price (around £1.5) but I was definitely hoping for more crisps!
“Great quality for value.
Honest falafel wrap, quite tasty and filling. Quick and friendly service”
Taste : 3/5
Service : 4/5
Price for value : 5/5
The King of Falafel
166 Clerkenwell Road,
London, EC1R 5DE