After a heavy shopping trip on Oxford Street or a quite relaxing day enjoying the sun in Hyde Park, it's not untypical that you will finish feeling a little peckish. So where do you go when you're this end of Oxford Street and you're not quite ready for a full dinner or yet another sandwich?
The Ranoush Juice Bar is the perfect combination of light snack in a sit-down atmosphere. Located pleasingly close to Marble Arch tube (so good for zooming off to wherever you need to get to once you've finished) it offers some really authentic Lebanese food and has done for the past 30 years.
The thing to try is the shawarma, of which they are justifiably proud, a dish which could be likened to a kebab roll, though many types and varieties are available. To wash down the shawarma rolls there are copious amounts of juices, as the title of the shop suggests.
Ranoush Juice is just one of a chain of express, and more traditional restaurants (the original restaurant chain going under the Maroush name). Yet, it draws people in day and night thanks to serving good food with a minimum of fuss.
The place is small, even cosy, but very popular with those in the know, and with an average closing time daily of 3am (and re-opening at an eye-watering 9am!) - probably open no matter what time your hunger pangs strike!
So, if you want to try something a little bit different to your normal snack food fare, you could do a lot worse than taking a little wander of Oxford Street and discovering Lebanese cuisine in fast food form.