Adams Cafe (http://www.adamscafe.co.uk)? Hey Adam? What’s your problem with apostrophe’s? And if you’re a Tunisian restaurant, hailing from a part francophone nation, where’s the acuté accént on the e of Café? This isn’t Dalston. This isn’t Camden. This is nice West London where such things matter. Points of View are going to get both barrels on this one.
I don’t really get couscous. Maybe it could be mixed with cheese. Every time I have couscous I have to season the bejesus out of it. The broth is always tasty enough, but it needs seasoning. When I asked the charming and informed proprietress for the most Tunisian thing on the menu, she ushered me to the couscous and I admit I wasn’t beset by enthusiasm but I was assured that it was different from Moroccan couscous and Algerian couscous. Couscous is a tiresome word to type. I’m just going to type cous2 now. True, it needed seasoning, but it was tasty and the lamb on the bone was tender and chunky (much like myself).
Mrs Del Monte went for the Marmite du Pecheur (translation: Fisherman’s Marmite, a fiercely unpopular bedroom manoeuvre only ever attempted once) which was jolly fishy in the best possible way and the broth worked well with some of my excess cous2. This was all preceded by Kemia, mixed appetisers. Yummsy!
£46 for 2 people, including some wine and 12.5% service charge. I want to go back and investigate the grill. I suspect they might grill meat up nice and good, and the environs are charming and comfortable. But importantly, if you want to avoid stinking Moroccan cous2 or chokesome Algerian cous2 then this is the place for you. Wait there. I had Moroccan cous2 at Azou and it was pretty good. I’ve been used. I’m a mere pawn in their international intrigue. Delicious pawn. I could murder some pawn.
77 Askew Rd
Tel: 020 8743 0572