Middle Eastern / Mediterranean in London
I'm doing a little research for a friend who will be spending quite a bit of time in London in the upcoming months. He prefers Turkish, Greek, Israeli, Lebanese, Egyptian, etc food. I believe my friend is staying in Covent Garden, at least most of the time, but dinner anywhere in the city is doable. Any thoughts or suggestions?
Green Lanes and Dalston are both good for Turkish and Kurdish food, and most places have an ocakbasi (charcoal grill). Dalston is a 20 minute trip on the 38 bus from Covent Garden. Mangal II or Numara 19 Bos Cirrik are good options, but there are lots of others in the area. Or a short Piccadilly Line trip to Manor House will bring him to Green Lanes.
Edgware Road is also worth checking out for food from all over the Arabic-speaking world, including Lebanese, Egyptian and Iraqi. Haven't eaten there recently enough to make any particular recommendations, I'm afraid.