- A feature from the March 2016 issue of Suffolk Norfolk Life magazine
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- Food, Reviews
Jay & Rosie Jerome try out this newly opened Restaurant
Casablanca Moroccan & Lebanese restaurant has been open for just three months, but with their already regular and new customers, it’s clear that this Food Hygiene Rated 5 restaurant will be here in Ipswich for some time to come.
After moving to England, owner and head chef Farhad learned a lot about locations in Ipswich from his time as a taxi driver in the town, but knowing that his heart and soul was in the kitchen, he and his wife decided to open Casablanca. Farhad told us that all of the food that leaves his kitchen is freshly prepared and cooked on the premises, all of the spices he uses are from Morocco and nothing is from frozen. His standards are very high: if the food is not to his satisfaction, it doesn’t reach the customer. His passion for food and people shows with every dish that is served, whether it’s a meal for two or a large party, everyone is served at the same time. This becomes possible when you cook on a huge 2.5-metre grill.
The attention to detail is of the utmost importance, which is apparent throughout this beautiful restaurant, from the selection of lightshades, to the spacious layout and solid table and chairs. No chance of wobbly leg with these.
Now to the food. Farhad recommended a mix of hot and cold starters which included Lebanese hummus which was so smooth and delicious and that’s coming from me, a hummus hater. I will be ordering that again on my return. The mixed Mediterranean vegetables and the Falafel were very tasty and the Kibbeh just melted in the mouth, with amazing flavours coming from those Moroccan spices.