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It’s packed for good reasons. First, the food brilliantly adapts Middle Eastern dishes to London palates. Spectacular lamb shawarma is tender as brisket and spiked with pomegranate and mint, and is served in a little pot with hot and soft pita. Chicken dumplings come in a broth that smells like love. The “strawberry spliff” dessert proves that berries, phyllo, mint, and olive oil go well together. The other reason this place, which is near the southern tip of Regent’s Park, is packed is it’s knee-knockingly tiny: 20 table seats and 4 in the window, so make a reservation or miss out on this assured, sometimes revelatory, meal.