What is it?
Residents of Streatham and Streatham Hill rejoice! There is a fantastic BYOB restaurant in town. You’ll find Aya on Streatham High Street next door to The Rebel Inn about halfway between Streatham Hill station and Streatham Station. Hard to miss from the outside with its black sign and bold gold lettering. Inside the grill is the focus of the place – this is after all where all the action happens. A BYOB lebanese restaurant in Streatham, it’s home to big flavours and portions to match.
Ideal for small and large groups – it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re in the South London area
What should you get?
As it’s known for its grill, the Ayab mixed grill is a must if you’re starving. Skewers of lamb cubes, chicken cubes, minced lamb & shawarma lamb and chicken.
If you’re undecided and you fancy a shawarma, you can’t go wrong with a mixed shawarma with rice or fries, you get a bit of both lamb and chicken with this one so you don’t get that feeling of FOMO.
We’re not normally one for desserts but it’s hard not to at this place with with the baklava
The halloumi salad is a recommended side with it’s chunky pieces of grilled halloumi. Veggies and vegans are well taken care of with lots of options. As you might imagine the falafel at Aya is awesome, fresh, packed full of flavour, with a nice crunch and all the trimming. Go for the falafel wrap with fries if you’re hungry – guarantee you’ll not have much room for afters after one of those.
Now we’re not normally one for desserts but it’s hard not to get something sweet at this place with with the amazing baklava that’s on offer.
Best from the Aya Menu
- To start – the Hummos Beiruty is a spicy meze style starter – puree’d chickpeas, sesame paste, garlic, parsley, & chilli.
- For your main – the Aya mixed grill really is enough for 2 (or 1 super-hungry person)
- Veggie option – the falafel is a must.
Ideal for small and large groups – this is one of the best BYOBs in Streatham. It’s definitely worth checking out if you’re in the South London area (and you’ll most definitely return), plus, corkage is free!
|Value||Awesome value + portions|
|Closest station||Streatham or Streatham Hill|