There seem to be many fans of Al-Dar and Al-Dar II on this board. Any such people living on Kensington High Street above the shop beside Oddbins will be pleased to hear the following: There is a new Al-Dar opening right beneath your flat! It is called Al-Dar III. It isn't open yet- but it looks almost finished. Very much a pregnancy that didn't show until the last minute- I am up and down Kensington High Street several times a week.
If I watch closely I will be in there on the first day and be guaranteed fresh food!
I am not a big fan- I think the place is OK, the above is a public service.
I wonder if anyone would return the favour by letting me know of any falafel sandwich take-aways where they make up the falafel and fry it while you wait. I know of one place on Queensway that does that, and no other place in London. I was in Cologne last week at Habibi in the west of the city. Very good falafel made on the spot- there was little in the way of garnishes but the falafel carried the sandwich. They are much cheaper than in London too but that is a different story.
I have visited many of the praised on this board (admittedly falafel not mentioned specifically) Middle East take away places. Bosphorus in S. Kensington, Noura Brasserie, Al-Dar II, that green market (?) on Upper Berkeley Street. None of them produced standout falafel.
Failing that does anyone know of any very good take away food (other than fish and chips) in London? I am willing to travel the length and breadth. I don't mean high end take away that they expect you to take home and eat. Stuff that you can eat as you walk or sitting down in the park.