On reading a previously terrible review of Al-dar, I felt I had to write something in defence of what is our department's favourite lunch venue.
Service culture throughout Edgeware road can sometimes be stoic, but it is always efficient, respectful and definitely superior to that you would find in neighbouring Soho.
My colleagues and I have tried most dishes on the menu and all are well prepared, promptly delivered and of more than ample portions. My personal favourite being the Kofta Kish Kash (apologies if incorrect spelling).
Having had enough good lunches there I took my girlfriend after work and we were met with a bustling, lively atmosphere with a broad cross-section of London's foodie clientelle.
Good value, good food and easy to get to. I couldn't ask more of a restaurant. As for what must be an isolated experience outlined above. I would suggest trying it yourself and I suspect you won't be dissapointed.