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Review: Sumbul Kebab House, Burnley
TIMES have changed over the past 20-odd years — but some have changed more than others.
Back in the early ’90s Burnley’s Keirby Hotel had a thriving disco called the Swiss Bar and when that closed you could pop over the road to the Ritzy and catch the Hitman and Her roadshow with the likes of Rozalla — Google her kids — on stage.
You could then walk through the town centre and finish your night off with a kebab from Sumbul.
Spin the clock forward a couple of decades and the Swiss Bar ain’t there and Ritzy is now a bingo hall.
But the town is still busy with party revellers, many of whom will finish their night with a kebab from Sumbul.
Back in the dim and distant past, a mate and me were asked to leave — well, kind of thrown out of — the Sumbul for making derogatory comments about the quality of meat in the kebabs.
We were wrong then — and we’d be wrong now.
A mixed kebab in a steaming hot naan bread comes in at just £4.50 — a real bargain.
The meat, chicken and kebab steak crammed inside with onions and cucumber was all excellent and the garlic sauce complimented it so well.
The Sumbul probably needs a coat of paint and perhaps it would not be your first choice if dining in the daylight.
But at 2am, it’s pretty fine.
TASTE 8, TEMPERATURE 9, SPEED 7, VALUE 7, CHOICE 8