Syrian Cuisine Returns to Edgware Road with Nanerj

London’s Edgware Road has once again been blessed with a Syrian restaurant following the closure of Abu Zaad.

Nanerj Damascene Cuisine opened its doors this month with dishes that range from the traditional to the rare.

NANERJ Demascus Cusine Edgware Road London HalalAs such, expect to find some absolute classics such as:

  • Kebab Hindi – stuffed with a variety of ingredients including tomato, onions, nuts, etc. But, be prepared to wait half an hour since that’s how long it to cook so be prepared to wait.
  • Kabsa – slow-cooked rice with minced meat on top of tender lamb and served with yoghurt.

And, of course, you also have the option of a selection of kebabs from the region, including your convenient take away doner kebab.

The restaurant has a capacity of around 50, and is a brightly lit, modern-looking eatery with an open-kitchen.

The name, Nanerj (also spelled Naranj), is taken from a Middle Eastern fruit, originally from Iran, that looks much like an orange.

Known as the “King of the Citrus” for its distinct sour taste, a Nanerj is often used as a substitute for limes and lemons in fish and other dishes.

NANERJ Demascus Cusine Edgware Road London HalalAs with most restaurants up and down this long stretch of road, Nanerj also offers tables outside with the option of shisha.

However, what separates this place from much of the competition is that Nanerj is entirely alcohol-free.

The restaurant offers fresh complementary bread for starters, along with an assortment of dishes ranging from soups, hot and cold starters, sandwiches and wraps, charcoal grilled mains, as well as a few traditional desserts that include Damascene Rice Pudding, Baklawa and Halaya.

In addition, Nanerj also offers all-day breakfast, has a bakery that offers fresh bread throughout the day, a selection of sea food dishes, and daily specials, such as, Maklouba, and a rarity known as Soujkat – an extremely popular House Special (in fact, the owner’s grandmother’s recipe) that comprises the stomach of a lamb, stuffed with meat, that’s slow cooked for 2 days!

Stay tuned for a FtL review of this unique restaurant very soon.


Nanerj Damascene Cuisine
60 Edgware Road, London, W2 2EH.

T: +44 (0)20 3601 8077

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 9:30-00:00

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