Eating Out: Lezzet
Lezzet is a hidden gem. My friends and I stumbled upon it on one of our international cuisine nights, but I stupidly left my camera at home that night so a few of us went back again just recently. Since then, there has been a massive renovation and the place is more stunning than ever. Lots of mood lighting and middle eastern ornaments, it really makes you feel “at home”.
Unfortunately, one member of our party who has no sense of direction (sorry Andy, I still love you!) was running extremely late, and because we were booked in for 7pm, we were told we would have to leave by 8.15pm as there was a second sitting. This did leave a bit of a sour taste but we ordered and soon our misguided friend arrived and ordered too.
It’s easy to see why they have 2 sittings though, the food is amazing. I remember upon my first visit, I the most amazing garlic prawns on a bed of rice. I was keen to try something different, and after lots of umming and ahhing over the many delicious sounding dishes, I opted for the open kofta pizza after seeing George from Masterchef’s version. It absolutely did not disappoint. It’s been about a month since I went and I’m still drooling just thinking about it.
Lezzet’s unique lean beef mince seasoned & mixed with finely diced capsicum, tomato & onion then finished with rocket, parsley, fresh tomato & lemon
Rob also had a pizza, and Rob being Rob went for something that said “traditional”. I traded a slice with him, and it was very nice! But I still preferred my kofta pizza.
Andy had the calamari, and he said it was just delicious!
So I suggest, if you are looking at going, book in for the 2nd sitting at 8:30pm, that way you won’t be rushed out of the place. There is a good variety of food to suit everyone, including a very good selection of drinks. Desserts sound delicious too, but we ended up going to San Churro in St Kilda since our time was running low and we wanted to have a nice long chat. Stay tuned for that post!
Can anyone reccomend any other good Lebanese places in Melbourne?