Once you get over the strangeness of having to knock on restaurant doors to be let in, this was a very enjoyable experience. The waiter and Maitre De were very friendly and seated us despite not having a reservation. The setting is fantastic - beautiful and ornate traditional decor. You really don't expect it when viewed from the outside (the contrast of the shabby building exteriors and rich interior is a shock). The mezze starter was delicious (and extensive) and I very much enjoyed the incredibly tender minted lamb dish which the waiter recommended to me. My boyfriend had a cous cous dish which was enormous and a little plain - the meat was well cooked but there was way too much to finish (even with my help!). There was a man playing a zither-like instrument in traditional dress in the corner, but this happened to be right next to where we were seated so it was a little loud but fun. Would recommend but don't fill up on bread and maybe avoid thd cous cous dishes for something a little more flavoursome and manageable.