Al Shami, meaning a man from Damascus, & Friends is about bringing people together, sharing experiences and most importanlty enjoying the incredible food that the Middle East has brought us.


Our backround in food originates from Dad (aka Big Nabs),a trained Chef in Middle Eastern cuisine who first came to the UK from Syria in the late 70's. He went on to become Head Chef in a Middle Eastern restaurant in Central London to further master his trade. 


He went on to have his own successful restaurant in West London and from a young age this is where we (3 sons!) were taught how to both prepare and cook this incredible food with a genuine passion and appreciation. The rest as they say is history...