We were looking for something quick, tasty and cheap while we were in Paddington on a recent trip to London, and TA recommended Ya Hala. It didn't disappoint.
It doesn't look much from the outside, but it was packed, which is always a good sign in my opinion. We got the last 2 seats at a tiny table that was so close to our neighbours it might as well have been one table, but this wasn't designed to be an intimate meal so it didn't matter.
We both went for the lunchtime deal of a sandwich, drink and either fries or salad for under £6, excellent value anywhere, but especially in London. We chose one chicken shawarma with garlic sauce, pickles and salad and one spicy potato, which came with coriander, fried vegetables and salad. Both were enveloped in a fluffy Lebanese wrap. The fries and salad were generous portions.
Service was quick and efficient, if slightly hurried; sitting around once you've finished isn't encouraged. However the food more than made up for this and I would definitely visit again if I have the chance.
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