Comments

The following reviews were left by students from a local school.

"The warmth of the Al-Casbah Restaurant welcomed us in, the invitation we have been given to come here was about to start. We were seated kindly, with a smile, the relaxing feeling soon coiled in and we became warm and cosy. We were promptly given our drinks and left chatting and listening to the Algerian music. For my started I ordered Humous Salad and Pita Bread, it was like a melting sensation inside in my mouth, all the herbs blended together and the creamy Humous combined with olive-oil was so tasty.
I then ordered my main course which was Spicy Lamb Sausages, more Salad and Rice, all the cultural flavours conjoined together and became a mouth-watering passion, the sausages were so rich in flavour and the rice was the best rice I've ever tasted!
The Pastry (Baklava) was a honey – sweet emotion, the layers of pastry filled with chopped nuts and syrup was heaven, the cream tingled in my mouth with sweet surprise.
Overall this was a friendly, enjoyable experience I would defiantly come here again" - Olivia Jordan (10.12.10).

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"A few of my class members and I were kindly invited to experience some high quality Mediterranean cuisine at the Al-Casbah on Mill Road a few days ago. The restaurant's appearance was very interesting and a good conversation topic; the décor of the restaurant set an extremely cultural but inviting atmosphere which everyone enjoyed.
For a starter I had fresh, warm pita bread with, honestly the best homous I have ever tasted. I couldn't get enough. I also had tabbouleh with my starter which had an exceptionally interesting texture and was indulged in a fruity tang flavour.
For a main course I picked the vegetarian crepe which most definitely lived up to expectations. The exterior of the dish was coated in smooth, melted cheese, along with a burst of flavour from the tomato sauce which made an excellent combination. The inside of the crepe was filled with perfectly cooked spinach, and had a pleasant, sweet taste to it."

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"On Friday the 3rd of December, year 9 at Coleridge and I went to Al-Casbah on Mill- road. We were welcomed by a sweet- smiled waiter who lead us to our table. He presented our menus and we ordered. While waiting for our starter, we observed the décor. The lining on the ceiling made me feel safe and warm. The hangings added a homely feel. The tables were attentively decorated with the theme of Algeria. The tables were close but it meant we all talked and laughed our way through lunch. The atmosphere was bubbly, lively but calm. The soothing music almost made me fall asleep.
I had the Tabbouleh which was : Fresh herb salad, bulgar wheat, cucumber, tomato with a lemon dressing. It was lovely as the herbs complemented the bulgar wheat – couscous- . I didn't like the lemon dressing as I don't like lemon. It was a great way to start the meal.
We saw our main being cooked and being seasoned with herbs and amazing spices.
Then I had the Kafta Zouj Ayoun which was- Skewered minced lamb prepared with fresh herbs and spices, served with rice with tomato sauce. The rice was a perfect accompaniment to the spicy minced lamb. The portion was a good size. From everyone on the table faces everyone loved their meal.
Finally we had Baklava which was too sweet for me. Others enjoyed it but I didn't like the extreme sweetness. It was Algerian pastries which used honey instead of sugar.
Overall I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. By the end we were all stuffed and the air was filled with herbs and spices.
It was cramped but It wont put me off from going again. The fact that we were elbow to elbow meant we talked and laughed filling the atmosphere with enjoyment, fun times and our voices. There needed to have more tables so others could enjoyed the awesome Algerian Al-Casbah restaurant."

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"Last week we were kindly invited into the Al-casbah,a restaurant down mill road and as soon as I walked into the restaurant I was showered will lots of tasty smells. We sat in one big table and it was warm and cosy. The decorations were lovely and the less vibrant colours suit the restaurant and the mood. It was decorated in a traditional style and The thing that caught my eye was the ceiling ,it had a Bedouin tent and I liked the way it was folded in and the big grill made it even more exciting because you can see them cooking what you are going to have.
The restaurant serves Algerian inspired food, a Mediterranean cuisine. The waiter was quick taking our order and it didn't take long for my starter to arrive. I ordered the Chorba, a tomato soup with added spices and noodles also it had lamb shoulder ,for the sides they gave us pita bread which to be honest was the best pita I had ever had, it wasn't to hard or to soft and dipping it into the soup made it even more delicious. The soup was warm just the way I like it and the spices made it have multiple flavours.
For my main I ordered the Kafta and It was presented very well. The rice mingled so good with the lamb and I could not tell you what was going on in my mouth, they also gave me salad and boiled carrots which was nice to have along with the rice and lamb. It took me Quite long to eat because there was so much, the lamb was soft as a sponge and it makes your mouth melt when you eat it."

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"We went to Al-Casbah restaurant for lunch on the 3 December at the end of mill road bridge (Cambridge). We had a 3 course meal and a drink, it was very delicious. For our starter I had the chorba it was a Algerian soup it was a tomato based soup with noodles fresh vegetables and herbs flavoured with shoulder of lamb. For my main course I had the kafta it was also Algerian meal it was skewered minced lamb prepared with fresh herbs and spices. And for my desert I had the baklava it was a Algerian desert it was honey wrapped pastries with sugar and you could have it with cream or ice cream. And about the staff the where very friendly and welcoming with a smile on their face and they greeted us well I would definitely go back there one day. "