Levant
Levant

Levant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.levant.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02072241111x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 3pm; 5pm - 9pm
    Friday: 12pm - 3pm; 6pm - 3am
    Saturday: 12pm - 4pm; 5pm - 3am
    Sunday:12pm - 2pm; 5pm - late
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Lebanese, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: David Jones
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact info@levant.co.uk
  • Private Party Facilities: Levant can be also booked for private hire for any celebration.
  • Private Party Contact: Kasia 02072241111x
  • Entertainment: Belly dancing Monday – Thursday 20:30, Friday 20:45 & 23:30, Saturday 20:30 & 23:00, Sunday 20:30 & 23:00
    Arabic Live Band on Fridays 22:30
    DJ on Saturdays

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bond Street Station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: NCP Car Parking- Welbeck Street, Marylebone Lane & Harley Street

    On Street Parking - single yellow lines after 7 pm on Marylebone Lane, Manchester Square and Wigmore Street.
A word from Levant
Welcome to the glamorous world of Middle Eastern Luxury. <br><br>Our food is all about the art of sharing. It is one of the most diverse and exciting cuisines in the world. <br>Deep colours, cushioned lounges, exotic cocktails and exquisite authentic food. Your sleeping taste bud will be seduced and aroused by spices, aromas and tastes that await you. <br>Escape to rich world of elegant and sophisticated surroundings whenever you looking for North African carnival party or more intimate moments for couples or small groups. <br>As the night draws in belly dancers hypnotize the hedonistic and get the party going. Ambient music expertly mixed by resident DJ’s creates an irresistible atmosphere enticing guests to stay into early hours. <br>Join us for unforgettable journey.
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Levant reviews from OpenTable diners
136 reviews since 18 May 2014
Average Rating3.8
  • Food4.1
    Service3.6
  • Ambience4
    Value3.4
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (71)group bookings (68)romance (46)good vegetarian options (35)fit for foodies (27)business meals (22)pre/post theatre (15)outstanding value (12)outdoor eating (5)sunday lunch (2)child friendly (2)Show More
  • express lunch
    ilikefood
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    went for a group with lunch. they advertise an "express lunch" but the meal took almost 2 hours? food was good and great atmosphere. better for an evening out with friends.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not like it used to be
    OnlyDrinkatGong
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food and service was great as always. However, the usually lively environment was missing. The belly dancers came for 10 minutes like they needed to go to the next Middle Eastern restaurant. Wouldn't go again.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Nice atmosphere although the music was a little loud. Very nice food and friendly staff.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Levant review
    AH786
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Food was delicious, entertainment was great but the service was lacking as we had to chase waiter/waitress for second lot of drinks, request to turn AC off as it was very cold and chase one starter.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food-slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Have eaten at Levant before. One thing is not in dispute is the quality and taste of the food, always very good. My big gripe is with the service, being a Sunday night its understandable that the number of staff would be less than a busy Friday/Saturday however the numbers were not enough. Slow service and a slightly cramped environment made the experience less than expected. Great food but the overall experience affected by service and cramped environment.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great surroundings
    Foodie
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    The food and mocktails were great! Service was fast and friendly. No complaints here.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have the feast menu
    MistressMasterchef1
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This works out better value if there are 2 or more of you and you choose the feast menu. Also the Lebanese wine was a good choice too. The belly dancing is a slight distraction & more of a novelty but overall a good group night out venue
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    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Thought the menu was over priced for a 5 minute floor show.
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    good vegetarian options, special occasions
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  • Nice ambiance...food is fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    Would not go back in the near future. Although the dancers are a great watch. Deserts are amazing!
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    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Love it
    Brisstukette
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We had great evening with my wife. We ordered a set menu which was more than enough. The service was great. It is a bit pricey buy you get a lot for your money. We'll come back.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth seeking out
    OnTheBackFoot
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Huge fan of this place. Atmosphere is always fantasticand the staff are always helpful. Most important of all, the food is delicious. Would recommend to anyone - the gorgeous decor is perfect for a romantic meal or a celebration with a group - just be sure to check in advance and make sure your booking coincides with some belly-dancing!
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very good restaurant
    LocalLondoner
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Yummy fresh food, good cocktails. Added bonus of belly dancers and Arabic music. Also pleased they put the word cup footy on!!!
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions
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  • greekdoctor
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We went with my girlfriend for my birthday. What can I say. Food was good, only salmon probably wasn't a good idea. The belly dancers amazing, took my breath away. The waitress was very friendly and she brought me a cake for my birthday.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Levant are back on top!
    GaryH
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    We went back to Levant for a special occasion after a long break from going there. Having made regular trips here up until a few years ago, we then became disillusioned with the service and stopped going. Well, I'm pleased to say they seem to be back on top and we had a lovely experience. Staff were friendly, food was excellent, good entertainment & a great atmosphere. Highly recommended.
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    good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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  • Decadent delicious lunch!
    Ljevanspp
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    Colleague's leaving lunch. Worked well and even though I know Levant more for evening, it still worked well, although it is much quieter during the day naturally. Starters are a strong point so think like Tapas and go all out there. Shish based / grilled meat mains were strong, but the Fattet (I forget the exact name) wasn't as enjoyed by 2 of my guests as all of the other dishes, which were outstanding. A lovely indulgent lunch befitting a celebration for a job well done before a well liked colleague is moving on.
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    business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 26/6/2014
    The food was adequate. The service was bad. Definitely not good value for money. In a city like London, full of extremely good places to eat, this is definitely not a place to return!
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    The service was a complete disaster. 45 mins waiting for the starter an hour waiting for the mains and another half an hour for them to cut a tray of fruit.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfied customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    Great quality food and service, enjoyed a bit of bellydancing whilst eating away and even managed to watch a bit of the football world cup as they had a big screen up!
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Forced to have the feast menus...
    KM88
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    Went to Levant with work for a leaving meal, saw that the prices of the a la carte menu were reasonable and there was supposed to be belly dancing every evening. We had to move the booking earlier to 6pm so empty when we arrived and quite warm inside (they did turn AC on later). We were a party of 9 and were told that we had to go for the feast menus which I hadn't seen written anywhere on opentable or on their website. If I had known I wouldn't have booked as without seeing the portions I knew it would be too much food so doesn't make sense to pay £35pp for such a big meal. Service was attentive and friendly, food was very tasty but just disappointed about being forced to order so much and it was such a waste to see the food being dumped.
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  • Middle eastern at its best
    Bhav710
    Dined on 17/6/2014
    First time at Levant and very impressed. The Veg options were great in terms of variety and taste. We had the Veg set meal and between the two of us we struggled to finish all the food. There are only 2 main options for veg so if there is 2 of you I would order one of each so to get variety as the portions are a good size. The staff were excellent and very attentive. They looked after us very well. Overall a pleasant experience and good food. Would definitely go again.
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    good vegetarian options, romance
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  • Easy evening dining
    DizzyLiz
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    We have just visited Levant for the third time. The first two visits were for special occasion meals and the staff have been so welcomming and accommodating (one of our group has contact allergies to tomato, orange and strawberry) that we have no hesitation in revisiting. previously we indulged in the house "Feasts" menu. This time we required a lighted evening meal after a long day visiting an exhibition. We selected from the a la carte menu and were not disappointed. Even selecting a smaller range of dishes we found that we were too tired to complete the meal NO PROBLEM the food was beautifully packaged for us to take with us and enjoy the following Day. Staff continuity means we are now "known" and greeted as friends!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice setting
    rebeccaamelia
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    Nice setting inside, good range of food on the menu. Watch out got random extras added to the bill.
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    group bookings, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique experience and great food
    CJHafner
    Dined on 12/6/2014
    The food here is excellent - from starters to mains on the ala carte menu to a nice fixed menu as well. I find the ala carte menu a better value. The ambiance makes this a truly special place - first class style.
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    business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Nice ambience, good food
    Nishi
    Dined on 29/5/2014
    The food was good and the overall ambience was fabulous. A bit expensive though, but I would like to go again for the overall experience.
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, very unfriendly service
    DK1234567
    Dined on 29/5/2014
    Food was beautiful, but service was very unfriendly. Highly disappointing for a £400 bill diner.
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  • Enjoyable evening
    JOJO
    Dined on 27/5/2014
    Visited Levant mid-week. Nice place with an authentic feel. Set menus only available on the table which were quite expensive and alot of food. Asked for A La Carte menu which was much better. Food was very good. A little expensive but what you would expect to pay in W1. Belly Dancers came on at 8.30pm.. they were good fun and livened up the atmosphere, however they went on 5mins too long... Other than that... a nice place and can recommend it.
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Belly dancing is fun-
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 22/5/2014
    We went to Levant for my husband's birthday.. I had remembered going there 10 yrs ago for a friend's birthday, and the belly dancing show was fun.. last time I was there, it was fairly darkly lit and there was a nice candle and low light atmosphere.. this time- the glaring overhead lights were left on all evening- leaving no room for ambience at all, the belly dancing was fun (nightly at 8:30) but one of the dancers was not so eager to be there.. also the food was only OK- but people go there for the show, not so much the food. I would have given this restaurant a much higher rating if they could turn the glare down a bit and give some atmosphere..
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • niki
    Dined on 22/5/2014
    the restuarant caters to your every need. the food is full of flavour and the portions are very genourous. the resturant is nicely decorated and the nightly belly dancers make a special occasion even more memorable.
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    business meals, child friendly, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Allergies no problem!
    DizzyLiz
    Dined on 12/5/2014
    This was a return visit & was even betterthan befrore ~ one of our party has allergies to tomato, orange and strawberry and dining out can be a nightmare ~ NOT AT LEVANT! On booking you are asked for any comments and the allergies were mentioned, our needs were acknowledgedon arrival and at table everything was discretely checked . When it came to the dessert platter the waitress suddenly reappeared, advised us that the team had realised that the fruit may have been sprayed with orange blossom water to retain its freshness and that they were not sure of some of the petite fours so they would prefer to offer an alternative ~ a beautitful frozen yoghurt and spicy ginger icecream ~ delightful. Dining with them again in about six weeks time!
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  • Great food, great staff!
    Review4U
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The food at Levant was lovely, everything we had from start to finish tasted great! The service was also excellent, the staff were very attentive and made sure you always had what you needed without being overbearing. The atmosphere felt nice, good music, nice vibes. There was a belly dance performance from about 6 ladies later on in the evening which was entertaining. The only thing I would say is that there are more then a few seedy men there just to gawp at the dancers! It's certainly not somewhere I would take my children (it may well be the evening crowd, so worth checking out in the day if you're planning to take your kids!)
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely atmosphere
    tashkVIP
    Dined on 24/4/2014
    This restaurant was booked for a surprise birthday dinner and it was great. Ambience was lovely, service was good also and the food was good. Thank you.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this restaurant
    Mark
    Dined on 21/4/2014
    Visit once a month - great place to eat for all the family
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Good but could be pricey
    LoisPR11
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Lovely restaurant, very romantic and belly dancer come out at 8.30pm. Food was yummy, had the shrimp and the mixed grill and shared it all Used a taste card so it was cheaper but can imagine it to work out very pricey
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good evening, food was good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The restaurant was very good, we visited on a Thursday night and the restaurant was quarter occupied with customers. The staff didn't really know or explain how the Taste London card works but I eventually got clarification which was good. The food was really good and could not fault it, the service could have been much better one of the main dishes was forgotten so one of my guest had to wait 15 min for her food whilst they made it which meant our food getting cold. We had a couple of bottles of wine which I'd preferred if they had left it on the table because they leave it in one ice bucket and staff top up your glass when it goes low, this didn't always work as I had to ask for a top up. Apart from this I could not fault anything else.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Dijon
    Dined on 29/3/2014
    Amazing as always, great food, and great atmosphere love this restaurant everytime I visit.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    TSmileyP
    Dined on 29/3/2014
    The atmosphere and ambiance was astonishing. This restaurant was chosen to take my then girlfriend to as our final meal together before I took her to a private locate to ask her to be my wife. There were belly dancers and a snake charmer on the night. It was both our first time experiencing such entertainment and we both loved it. The food is quality and great value for money. The portions were so much in fact that we had to take the rest of our meal away with us. We will definitely be returning here.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Good for a group, not couples.
    batterseadiner
    Dined on 28/3/2014
    over a hundred pounds for two! lots of low price mezze, but small mains in our "banquet" the fish was overcooked and ordinary. They have four belly dancers at 8.30. very noisy. Good for a group, not individuals.
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    DinerPT
    Dined on 21/3/2014
    Third time around, still as good as it was first time. Tried seafood selection, great!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I went there for my birthday
    Curlylocks
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I went there for my birthday last week with some friends and we chose the meat feast and veggie feast set menus. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it! The decor and ambience of the restaurant was great and there was belly-dancing for entertainment. I'd definitely return and recommend it for group bookings.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful
    Bernie
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    We arrived at the restaurant fairly early (7pm) & was met by a manager telling 3 waitresses off. Tried to order drinks & the waitresses were more interested in having a conversation with each other. Once we got to the table, the service got even worse! Drinks took too long to arrive at the table, or the waitress had to be reminded of our order. The food took far too long to arrive. 1 of our group was a vegetarian & the option served to him was terrible - he left it untouched on the plate & the waitress failed to check with him why he had not eaten. 1 of the group had to leave before the desert course was served, as a result of the delay serving the main course. Then I was called the next morning to say they had undercharged us & wanted £10
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