Review on A Taste of Sahara
A spectacular makeover has transformed this long-running Brighton ethnic restaurant A Taste of Sahara (formerly Tehran) into an exotic venue with voluminous silks billowing from the ceiling, red velvet cushions to sit on, Arabic music playing and the intoxicating perfume of hubble-bubble apple tobacco wafting through the air (a hookah costs £10, if you fancy a puff).
The 60-dish menu includes lots of familiar meze – hummus, baba ganoush, falafel and tabbouleh served with baskets of oven-baked flat bread – plus shish kebabs and authentic tagines jazzed up with sticky prunes, olives and walnuts. Also look out for the daily specials: koshari is a meatless mix of crispy onions, brown lentils, chick peas and rice with tomato sauce. Finish with a sticky pastry or some Persian ice cream studded with pistachio nuts, before hitting the Arabic coffee or cardamom tea. Sahara operates a BYO wine policy and doesn't charge corkage.
North African / Lebanese / Arabian
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card