Review: Koshari Street – Covent Garden, London

It’s a Friday night and we’ve just squeezed our way out of Leicester Square station for an evening at the cinema. Usually at this point, we’d enter a long winded debate about where we should have dinner beforehand, how much we should allow ourselves to spend and if there’s any chance of us getting a table anywhere without waiting at least 45 minutes. You know the drill, Central London. However, this time was different.

Koshari - Leicester Square, London

Right in amongst the action, hustle and bustle and crammed bars and restaurants is Koshari Street. For those aware of koshari, you can probably guess what’s on offer here – a naturally healthy pot of grains, chickpeas, spicy sauces, plus the freshest vegetables and meat out there in the trendy street food scene. Directly influenced by Egyptian cuisine, you can either choose from the classic dishes menu, or as we did, build your own meal using the following steps:


Koshari - Leicester Square, London

To begin with, we of course chose the classic koshari base (rice, macaroni and lentils mixed together), followed by a spicy tomato sauce, chicken and sweet potato, chickpeas, cauliflower and crispy onions, topped off with garlic sauce. It made for such a warming, filling and nutritious meal.

We felt absolutely no need to have the usual “know any good dessert places” conversation or spend a ridiculous amount of cinema snacks afterwards. The portions were huge, the prices were reasonable (£7-£9 each with everything included) and we got to try out something we’ve never had before!

Koshari - Leicester Square, London

Koshari Street comes hugely recommended for a midweek quick dinner, and we so envy those who work in the area and can get down for the most delicious lunch! You can sit in or takeaway, or as we saw some other customers do, take it right across the other side of the road to enjoy with a pint at the pub! (that bit’s not so nutritious).

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Disclaimer: we were given complimentary meals at Koshari Street in exchange for this blog post and social media coverage. However, as always, our opinions and photos are our own.


  1. June 10, 2019 / 5:23 pm

    This place would definitely make a perfect quick dinner if you’re in the area! This looks lovely!

  2. June 10, 2019 / 5:34 pm

    Oh wow this sounds & looks delicious. I love little finds like this that are healthier options. Sometimes it’s hard to eat healthily AND fast! Thanks for the review x

  3. June 13, 2019 / 5:07 pm

    It this on covent garden? i had never heard of the place before, although I used to spend a lot of time in covent garden! I never had egyptian food but it looks so delicious and tempting!

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