Just a quick post about a restaurant, Solche Cicilian, I went to the other night with the Fashionista near my new flat.
I love the area round Broadway Market, it really has got a lot going on right now and when we were out on a Tuesday night all of the bars and restaurants were buzzing. We were trying to keep it on the cheap side and so, although I normally try and steer clear of places which look a little manufactured, we decided to give Solche Cilician a go as its always busy.
The place is decked out in dozens of colourful lamps with an open garden area at the rear- it certainly looks more individual on the inside than outside. We sat next to the window with a view over the canal and were given a complementary bowl of olives to start which, unlike most complimentary olives, were actually quite nice. We then shared a starter of Taramasalata and flatbread. It looked a little on the pink side to be entirely homemade but nonetheless was very tasty and a lot better than the fluorescent gunk you get in supermarkets.
Moving on the Fashionista had the Mousakka which she declared delicious. I had the Iskender- cubes of lamp served on "paper thin" bread with yogurt and a tomato sauce. The bread was in fact a pita bread and was definitely more cardboard thick than paper but, notwithstanding this, it was delicious and certainly appeared homemade.
If you are looking for somewhere "special" this is not the place to go, but if you fancy tasty homemade pan-Mediterranean food in this area at great value (two courses and a drink each came to £30 for the two of us) then this place is definitely worthwhile checking out.