LEVANT KITCHEN & BAR CHESTER STREET WREXHAM
Welcome to our first ever food review for the brand new first edition of Inside Wrexham Magazine. We asked the general public for some suggestions and the Levant Kitchen and Grill featured the most on the Facebook recommendations.
The Levant Kitchen and Grill can be found in the heart of Wrexham City centre on Chester street, Levant was born through the goal of bringing something eccentric and unique to Wrexham.
The goal was to build a customer experience that captured the culture and flavours of the Levant, bringing the Eastern British fusion to the heart of the town centre.
You enter the Levant via a staircase but there is also a lift if you have mobility issues, the interior on entering is contemporary and modern featuring a huge 25ft oak bar with mint green backdrop which certainly sets the Mediterranean feel. We immediately felt a good atmosphere as we walked in, it was the first Saturday afternoon in January but the restaurant was bustling with diners and the bar staff busy making cocktails that looked unbelievable.
We were seated in a booth by a very friendly waitress who immediately presented us with the food and drinks menus to peruse, the booth had a pendant light cascading down which added to the ambience and gave a lovely evening time feel all though it was mid-afternoon.
The cocktails looked extremely popular so it would have been rude not to sample one of the countless cocktails with a mixture of traditional and specialties, I decided to try one of speciality cocktails called an Eastern promise which consisted of Rose gin, violet liqueur, apricot syrup, green charreuse, lemon essence and rosemary smoke it certainly didn’t disappoint and was absolutely delicious.
For our starter we decided to try the fish sharing board the large slate platter was filled with Haddock and Mozzarella fishcakes, fresh smoked salmon, deep fried squid, prawn lollipops, toasted flatbread and dips of sour cream, tartar sauce, and sweet chilli. The fish was all tasty and crispy, the smoked salmon was fresh and good quality and the dips and flat bread accompanied the fish perfectly, I should also mention when ordering the platter, the waitress asked if we were ordering it as a main or starter and we could see why, the platter could easily be a main course with the addition of a few sides to share the portion was more than generous.
The main course was extensive and contained traditional dishes such as beer battered cod and chips or a Levant steak platter to more Eastern European dishes such as a section of several different hanging kebabs ,which all looked amazing when watching the orders going out we did notice these looked impressive and extremely popular so decided to try one. We both couldn’t decide so we ordered a Minted Lamb Shish and a Cajun Chicken Shish which we decided to share, they were both served with triple cooked chips and a crisp dressed side salad.
The minted lamb was cooked medium and was extremely tender. It melted in your mouth. The lamb worked particularly well with the portion of mint yoghurt it was served with and the juices from the hanging lamb gave the chips the most amazing taste. The Chicken kebab was equally delicious again, the Cajun marinade was lovely and the chicken was cooked to perfection, the chicken Kebab was served with garlic Alioli dip and homemade coleslaw.
The presentation was amazing to match the sensational taste of the Hanging kebabs and we would both highly recommend them!
We both agreed we could see why The Levant had so many recommendations,It serves amazing home cooked, good quality fusion food and also the price is extremely reasonable for the quality of the dining experience you get!
Well done Levant a fantastic first food review for Inside Wrexham Magazine!
Fish Board £15.90
Minted Lamb shish £15.90
Cajun Chicken Shish £15.90
Eastern promise cocktail £7.95