SquareMeal Review of
Pasha closed permanently on 4 June 2018
To call Pasha ‘romantic’ hardly does the place justice; it is out-and-out lascivious. This sumptuous Moroccan restaurant on Gloucester Road is a riot of brass and lush red fabrics with a
veritable garden of rose petals scattered over every conceivable surface – so it’s probably not the kind of place for entertaining your boss. The sultry atmosphere is ratcheted up in an array of
private booths where diners can feast on mezze-style ‘kemia’ dishes from North Africa including jawaneh shwa (char-grilled ginger and lemon confit chicken wings) and mains such as s’csou darna
(braised lamb neck, chicken oysters and merguez sausage with couscous). Sadly, the food doesn’t always match the glamorous setting, with gripes about ‘tasteless, poorly cooked’ offerings clouding
the picture; the high-decibel belly-dancing music can also make conversation ‘almost impossible’.
Pasha is recommended for