Al Hamra

4.5
241 reviews
£26 to £40
Lebanese
Established in 1984 and now recognised as one of the foremost Lebanese restaurants offering the very best of authentic cuisine, Al Hamra continues to fulfill its obligations to those who appreciate a varied and healthy diet for a longer sustained life. We, at the Al Hamra Restaurant aim to reach out to the West by shortening the divide with the introduction of our traditional authentic food, to tempt the taste buds and traditional wines, to raise the spirits. Please be aware that we serve a set menu which is a minimum of £35/person.

We look forward to welcoming you to Al Hamra.
What 241 People Are Saying
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4.3
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3.9
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SueC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Poor service, asked for things that were not brought to the table. Food dried out, needed some sauce

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and service!! Al Hamra never lets us down!

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vipDisappointed
London
19 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Always upsellng food okay very expensive

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SP20
London
11 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall - nothing has changed at Al Hamra for last couple of decades at least.. same busy vibe happy vibe.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food is great but regrettably it came cold. The waiter kindly exchanged it for a fresh dish, which was also cold.

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AlexL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply wonderful food, service, ambience, location

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, food was so GOOOOOD!!

MC
MarieC
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food at good prices for mayfair. Excellent service!

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HayderF
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Been coming to Al Hamra since the 90’s for the best Lebanese in town and on all levels. The service was very courteous and welcoming but our experience was spoilt by the management’s decision to add £2.75 ‘cover charge’ per head. Considering our bill came to roughly £60/head… It made no sense why such a well established and respected restaurant would come down to the level of a shisha bar…. Wish them all the best.

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Lily
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite London restaurants. Excellent food and very good Lebanese wine

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vipMark
London
18 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic lunch with family after such a long time. Delicious food and wine and great service - we’ll be back!

PA
vipPAGG
London
58 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The best restaurant in the market - great food and lovely staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outdoors as a family although it was forecasted to rain, the restaurant was well equipped to keep their guests out of the rain with a good awning and side gates that were hung up as it started to rain. On my booking I noted that the reservation was for a birthday and they had prepared everything without me having to say anything apart from tell them who’s birthday it was! The service was top quality and was truly a fine dining experience. The menu had a large variety of hors d’ouvres and was truly authentically Lebanese with a selection of Armenian dishes too. We ordered many of the small plates and had no space for mains which was a lovely experience to mix and match as well as share with everyone. Portion sizes were excellent. Not too small and very filling.

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LiamK
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When visiting London we always have a meal at Al Hamra. The cuisine & choice are outstanding. We always get a warm reception from the staff and excellent service. Would thoroughly recommend 👌

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food

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Eternalfoodies
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good experience … shame can’t stay longer outside than 11 pm

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AriBrown
London
19 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Lovely setting and excellent service. X

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, great service

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous food and courteous service! Love this place

HH
HowardH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, good food and service. We ordered a nice selection of hot and cold mezza and a local Lebanese wine (beware wines are expensive). One guest had lemon and mint juice which was lovely. Service was great and friendly

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ShaffiqueP
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Service was excellent attentive, but food very bland.

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Shscoulsdon
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant serves excellent Middle eastern food with an emphasis on Lebanon and has a very good list of Lebanese wines. We chose outside seating, which was quiet and more pleasant than being inside on a summer midday and found the service efficient and the staff helpful. A memorable lunch.

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foodqueen
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. An enjoyable lunch with girlfriends looking for a nice venue in Town.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very well run restaurant with great food

MC
MarkC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service very good food thoroughly enjoyed the evening quite expensive

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ConnieC
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best authentic food in London! Always consistent and very friendly staff.

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ZorraLondon
London
12 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If like me you love Lebanese food, I really think this is the best that London has to offer. The food is all delicious, the wine list includes some stunning Lebanese wines that you should absolutely order, and the staff are always unerringly professional and attentive. Sit outdoors if weather permits!

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Bonsu
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Went out with my girl late night dinner was lovely would definitely come back to it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were really nice in that restaurant they service Our starters starters when we finished our starters they said let us know when you want your main course they weren’t rushing us very nice family atmosphere

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Ruby
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Helpful staff, delicious food can't wait to go back!

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vipmandr
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We arrived to a luke warm reception, the service remained the same throughout, almost rude. A table at one point was sat within an inch of us ( not COVID safe at all). All in all, I’d give it a miss. Food was fine although we never received our whole order and the bill arrived without asking for it.

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vipVesta
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice service and atmosphere (even got a dessert on the house!). Would definitely recommend!

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RitaF
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good just a bit overpriced but I understand because of the location.
The restaurant is nice and the service is very good.

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None
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I usually like Lebonese food but this time it did not live up to expectation.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience here. Authentic Lebanese food, and the atmosphere reminded me of being in Beirut. The service was unbelievable. I would definitely return here soon!

PM
PoojaM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The outdoor seating was well heated and covered - and despite the rain we were well sheltered.
but the tables were very close together.

The food is generally very good but was average this time.
Service was good and attentive always.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

This was my first indoor dining since lockdown restrictions eased and I was shocked to see how packed inside it was! Awful! I had nowhere but the floor to leave my handbag. It was way too loud! The food portions were small and everything was overpriced. Too expensive for what it was! One waiter was rude and kept leaning over me!! Had to use toilet which was downstairs and the steps were slippery. I have no idea how some guests say this place was amazing! It wasn't!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service

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Jess
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely food but very pricey for what it is. Also the waiter kept on saying dishes were small so we ordered double what we needed.

DJ
vipDrJenny
London
16 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food and excellent service

FAQs

Al Hamra does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Al Hamra also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7493 1954.

Al Hamra is rated 4.5 stars by 241 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.