A restaurant whose USP is serving food on sticks might sound a little niche, but when you stop and think about it, it’s actually fairly common. No matter where you are in the world, you’ll find skewered meats, from Turkish kebabs to Greek souvlaki, South East Asian satay, French brochettes and Japanese yakitori, and that’s because it makes total sense from both a cooking and eating point of view. And that’s where Skewered Grill comes in.
Located in the heart of the City of London, this healthy fast-food outfit prides itself on using only natural, organic and ethical ingredients. All chicken is free-range, all meats are from animals that are grass-fed and naturally reared, and all meat and poultry is halal. Ingredients other than meat are all organic, the single-origin coffee is fairtrade, and currently everything on the menu is gluten-free. It even uses eco-friendly and biodegradable packaging and cleaning products, so anyone worried about Skewered Grill’s eco credentials can rest easy.
The restaurant’s interior is a little on the dark side, but this doesn’t seem to deter city workers who come here for the variety, clearly labelled menu and ease of ordering. Eating here couldn’t be simpler: you pick a main – chicken breast, lamb cubes or halloumi, say – then add a sauce and either one large or two small sides.
The opportunities for colourful and nutritionally balanced lunches and dinners are many, thanks to the mix-and-match set-up this place has got going on. Healthy choices might be made up of chicken breast or organic veg paired with mint yogurt mint or avocado mayo and served alongside roast broccoli and a mixed salad, while heartier combinations might take the form of beef rump or lamb cubes covered in chimichurri or piri piri and served up with spicy rice or roast potatoes. Whatever you go for, you can rest assured it’ll be fresh, filling and flavourful.