Al Hamra

4.3
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169 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Lebanese

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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 169 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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4.0
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3.9
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Lulubella100
Essex
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved the different kind of food and the Lebanese wine! Went there early, 6pm, and were the only ones in there, so no atmosphere. Would loved to have sat outside, but there were several people smoking, so didn’t fancy that. Food was delicious. Servers very helpful with recommendations

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SimonD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

This was not my first time eating at Al Hamra. The food is always good and normally it has a good atmosphere. On this occasion, it was odd eating in a restaurant with no other customers. It is a consequence of Covid-19, I suspect. The food was good, as usual, and the staff were attentive - perhaps a little too attentive given the lack of other customers. Al Hamra is on the expensive side, but it is Mayfair and in keeping with other restaurants in the area. Overall, it was a good experience. I expect, I will return.

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YoshiT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food good wine good interior. Worth paying.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Waiters ignored us for no apparent reason
Haughty and arrogant

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Nickname
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relatively expensive but very good simple food. Perfect for dinner before or after the Curzon Cinema.

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JaneS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every time we’re in London. Would never miss a meal at Al Hamra while in London!

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MartinR
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere in Al Hamra and the the staff are is always freindly and welcoming. The food is good but, for the price, quite ordinary. You can get just as good Lebanese in the Edgware Rd for half this price. Ok - so it's Shepherd's market, Mayfair and you're going to pay a premium but, like all restaurants in a great location, you can't just rely on it – the product has to be super as well. At £60 per head (one starter dish, one main and 1 1/2 glasses of wine) it's mean not to serve mains with a side like rice or a really generous salad for instance. In the end you feel that, very gently and very politely, and you've been had.

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Cdpolo
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Lebanese food in London since Al Bustan closed and we have tried many of them!

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MichaelA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was really nice, however the waiters were very much on top of you, as if they were rushing you to hurry up. On the other side the ambiance was nice and the food was delicious but was a bit pricey for what you received.

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RaghebK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Seriously overpriced for what you get, but it's delicious...

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Hotlips
London
27 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The staff were very accommodating as we brought two young children with us at 5PM meal during Christmas season. We really appreciated that.

The food was very fresh and good portions.

We did not mind paying 12% service charge but there is also a £1.50 table charge per person which we did not like.

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BonnieD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started coming to Al Hamra back in the 1990’s and return to it whenever we are in London. The location, the ambience and the FOOD keep us coming back for more!

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Nora
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lots of choice for my vegan and veggie friends - we always go for our annual get together

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Sxxx
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Proper Lebanese food, good service and a nice environment

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ColinB
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Lebanese food and a huge variety to choose from. One of the great things is that you can order as you go along, with no pressure from the staff to choose a main course until you are ready - very important as when ordering mezza starters one often over-estimates what you can eat! Ordered a Lebanese red wine we had never tried and it was very good at a reasonable price.

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TheBeekers
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An outstanding meal: everything was incredibly fresh and of the highest quality. Charming unobtrusive service. A lovely dining room. The only slight downside was a table of extremely loud diners next to us - not Al Hamra’s fault!

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PAGG
London
57 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was better than ever - really fresh and delicious. Great service, too

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vipIncognito
Las Vegas
41 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at Al Hamra. Have been dining at Al Hamra since the early 90’s and have always experienced great service, food and casual ambience. New booths are a nice addition to the restaurant. Kibbe is wonderful as are the falafel and hummos!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is always great at Al Hamra.
The restaurant itself is not fancy- just an easy dining experience.

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vipBDAZ
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! We have been coming here for more that 20 years. Each time we can't wait to get back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They charged us for walking in, and added additional service charge with no written policy or explanation even though I booked for a table with no FYi. The waitress were very rude.

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vipMannski100
Chicago
119 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try to get here every time we are in London!! Never disappoints!

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NoufA
London
15 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Good shisha.. average food

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CecilieH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food and service but nearly impossible to hold a conversation as it was so loud in the restaurant! Low ceilings and large, loud families late at night meant that we had to shout to hear each other. But the food is good although pricey.

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vipNasrahD
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was cold meat uncooked service was very poor and most of all we were overcharged when questioned the bill the waiters all disappeared got the optional service charge back but was charged for £24 for 3 lamb chops and was extremely disappointed will never recommend and highly advise to avoid

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Bill
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for large groups of 6-10. Tell them to order for you. They will bring the appetizers and then a selection of meat dishes. The food is high quality.

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vipmikespicks
London
14 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in London. Exceptional food and service.

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AlanW
London
21 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Five of us went for lunch on a Friday. It’s some time since I’ve been. I thought the choice in the menu was excellent and, in general, the food was good. However, the service, while OK , was a little brusque and lacked any real charm. Of course, being in the area it’s in, it’s relatively expensive. That said it’s probably better value than other restaurants in the area n

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ConnieR
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While in England we ate at Al Hamra. It was our first time experiencing Lebanese food. The people who worked here were awesome! We didn't know what to order so a nice gentlemen took care of it for us. He had several starters sent to our table and one main course to share. Our kids loved it!

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andisrpy2018
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Realmente riquísima la comida el ambiente buen tradicional

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Lettuce that was brought as salad was not washed and full of dirt. Also my friend ordered meatballs with yoghurt sauce and received meatballs with tomato sauce.

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StefanoM
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I know the restaurante Al Hamra since long time, iI love lebanise cuisine i know Lebanon and up to know for me is the bests I tried in Europe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager and his team were fantastically accommodating to a party of 14 reserved with short notice. The food, as always was wonderful. The chefs menu for mezze and mixed grill was a great way to feed a large party. Thanks again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were appalled that they were charging us a cover charge plus a discretionary gratuity- when we said that we didn’t want to give them the discretionary gratuity they started arguing about that - we would not go back

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DuncanB
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A n excellent choice for great food and service with a marvelous and charming host. I isit every time I am in London from my home in San Francisco

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BarrieR
London
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and service. The restaurant was quite full and noisy with a number of families with small children.

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Charlesh
London
12 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food and service becoming more expensive

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vipDavidM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

I was extremely disappointed with the food for the price. I honestly feel like a £4 kebab in a kebab shop is better value than what I was served and charged around £20 for. Ridiculous

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NicholasG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

An excellent lunch to celebrate a family birthday. The starters are probably the best here. Fattoush amazing, Papa Ganoush to die for and sumptuous hummus and tabbouleh.

Mixed grill just right for somebody who is uncertain as to which of the meat selection to go for. Chicken shwama was plentiful and shish taouk delicious. Lebanes rice with vermicelli provided a good accompaniment.

Nice atmosphere and good service by very friendly staff.

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Shilps17
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Have been to this restaurant a few times. Really like the food but was shocked to be charged £2.50pp cover charge on top of service charge. When I queried it and said I don’t ever recall paying this cover charge the waiter was extremely rude and informed me that he has been working there for 12years and how dare I question it! Will not be returning

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 4.3 stars by 169 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.