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As the West London member of the meat ball & cod fish duo, my first review is on Menoo, a delicatessen shop/café near High Street Kensignton, where you can buy and sample Mediterranean foods.
They have a choice of salads, sandwiches, pastry based savoury dishes, and some roasted meats (on the day we were there). They also seemed to have a fairly wide choice of sweet pastries and cakes. To order you choose your food from the counter and the waiter brings it to your table (heating it up if necessary).
Both J and me had a slice of spanakopita, a greek spinach ‘pie’ made with fillo pastry, feta cheese and spinach. I also had a side of cold collared greens. The only other time I have had this Greek speciality was when a friend made it and these were fairly similar. The only flaw I would point out was the slight dryness of the pastry. Apart from this, there was good ratio of delicious cheese/spinach/pastry. My side of collared greens was great too – sour, seasoned with an unidentifiable fresh herb.
The service was very friendly and the waiter automatically brought tap water to the table, which I find to (unfortunately) be very rare in London.
We paid just under £10 for the two slices of spanakopita and the side of greens, which left us feeling very satisfied.
All in all a great place for a quick bite when in the area: nice fresh food, very friendly staff and good value for money (especially for the overpriced area!).
Address: 25 Kensington Church St., W8 4LL (020 7937 2867).