There’s a simple and brilliant way to get your meal started at Studio Masr. Take all the indecision out of ordering by asking for the combo appetiser. A mezze platter featuring dishes such as beef liver, tabbouleh, sambousek and hummus, plus never-ending baskets of fresh, hot bread, quickly arrives. Tuck into this Egyptian-inspired taste of the region to whet your taste buds at this bustling BoxPark eatery. It’s not a big place, but groups of friends and families pack it out most nights, spilling out onto the pavement during the cooler months. There are some interesting dishes that you won’t find in the city’s ubiquitous Lebanese restaurants, such as the freekoto tagen of wheat grain and chicken topped with cheese, and the molokhya chicken, which is poached in a broth served with rice. But for sharing, the stylishly presented shawaya grills offer the best value. Chicken, mixed grill and seafood selections are served on an intricate box with hot coals at the base. It’s an impressive result considering the low price. Service goes a bit awry at times, but not enough to distract from the very good food.