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Arabesque Restaurant, London,

Arabesque Restaurant

4.3
4.3
237 Reviews
£25 and under
Middle Eastern
The countries bounded by the Mediterranean Sea produce some of the finest food there is to offer. They have provided us with a vast and wonderful repertoire of recipes, ancient and new, respect for such good food is celebrated in this restaurant.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

  • Phone number

    020 3887 6150

  • Payment Options

    Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Swiss Cottage

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Swiss Cottage station

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway

What 237 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North London

    Pre/post theatre

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  1. AK

    AmitK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Awesome food at reasonable prices with Michelin star service. Waitress was the best I’ve ever come across in any restaurant ever.
  2. G

    Gene

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food, outstanding service and very good value.
  3. MP

    MarieP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Delicious food, great prices, very friendly service - staff were a bit overstretched but not their fault. Really excellent value, especially for pre-theatre. Try to request an outdoor table. if weather is good.
  4. JB

    JohnB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely meal before going in to theatre. Wonderful waitress found extra table to put all our food bowls on, and asked a couple not to smoke. Food excellent, we just ordered too much. 6 items are enough. Complementary Baklava and Turkish rounded off a perfect meal. Will definitely go again.
  5. i

    ianl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Table of 10 diners and nothing too much trouble including rearranging to eat outside. Ordered the Mega Mezza and was excellent and plentiful!
  6. LC

    LorettaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Four of us had the pre-theatre menu and it was delicious. A lovely variety of authentic items on the plate, generous portions and great service. I would thoroughly recommend Arabesque to diners.
  7. JW

    JanW

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and good value. The staff were very friendly.
  8. JS

    JazzyS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The waitrose was fab, food was good but the men who served initially were very slow and had not much experience of serving.
  9. R

    Romanacat

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Super food. Huge portions. Sat outside but could do with air con or fan inside. Friendly lady serving but by herself.
  10. IM

    IanM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent Lebanese food eaten at an outside table: simple and delicious. Will visit again!
  11. r

    rabebe

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My husband and I needed a place to grab dinner right before seeing a play at Hampstead Theatre. The restaurant is about a two minute walk from the theatre and I chose it on that basis. I was pleasantly surprised by the fresh and flavourful quality of the food. I had the chicken shawarma and my husband had the lamp chops; both of our dishes were seasoned perfectly. We also got complimentary baklava at the end of the meal. I would definitely eat there again!
  12. s

    sarahs

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good quality meal near Hampstead Theatre. We had vegetarian pre-dinner dishes. All very satisfying.
  13. AM

    AnnM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arabesque was recommended to us and we found it excellent in every way. The food was tasty, the service outstanding and we were astonished at how reasonably priced it was. Hopefully we'll go again although it's in a part of London we don't go to very often.
  14. MA

    MichelleA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, amazing service and great location. Thanks for a wonderful dinner for our team.
  15. S

    Shooshoo

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Booked a pre-theatre table for two to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Waited 55 MINUTES for the food to arrive despite asking the waitress numerous times what’s going on. She explained that she keeps calling the kitchen to ask but they say they’re busy and hang up on her. She served the entire restaurant on her own. We were left with literally 5 minutes to eat (so obviously barely touched the food) because we had to leave for the play at Hampstead Theatre. The food was mediocre. The waitress says she understands our frustration but we were still charged the full amount and were given baklava as a “compensation”. Appalling and unacceptable. Will never come back.
  16. JP

    JaniceP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pre theatre meal, very enjoyable. Would recommend Staff pleasant and attentive, food once ordered did not take long. The baklava at the end of the meal was a nice touch. Also good to taste the house wine before ordering.
  17. F

    Francesca

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and reasonably priced! Highly recommended.
  18. JB

    JuanB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely authentic Lebanese food coupled with great service
  19. N

    Ness

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was very nice. Food, service excellent.
  20. RM

    RonaM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A generous, affordable, welcoming pre theatre experience. Food was wonderful, portions were large, it was delicious but we ordered too much. We'll definitely be back, pre theatre or just to enjoy a wonderful mezze.
  21. LH

    LillaH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, huge quantity! The waitress was very polite. We had a business meeting so we needed a quiet space, and she directed us upstairs when we could have some privacy. Very satisfied and I will definitely come back.
  22. p

    phili

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We booked this on spec via Open Table. We visited on a Tuesday lunchtime and the restaurant was very quiet. We were warmly greeted and shown to our table. The menu offered a wide range of mediteranean dishes and we had plenty to choose from. The dishes we chose were well presented and prepared and were delicious. We each had a large glass of the house white - an excellent complement to the mel. We will visit again the next time we are in the area.
  23. G

    Georgia

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Incredible value for money where the baklava and halva was absolutely delicious! Would highly recommend this hidden gem
  24. p

    pootytooty

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Hi, Lovely little restaurant. Great very attentive and speedy service, and nice food too. Thoroughly recommended!
  25. T

    Tesangel69

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This understated restaurant is perfectly located for a pre theatre show at the Hampstead theatre. The food is delicious and portions are huge. We could have had some starters and one main to share. Fresh and traditional, moderately priced. If there’s is an improvement it is the atmosphere. The traditional Middle Eastern music plays very low in the background. This place has great potential with a lick of paint, lower lighting and louder music. However, the food must stay the piece de resistance.
  26. SS

    SueS

    London

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little restaurant cosy and ideal for a pre- theatre meal. Delicious food and very good value. The service is excellent. Love it!
  27. M

    Miniac

    Hertfordshire

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Nice local Lebaneses restaurant close to Hampstead theatre - excellent value and great ambience
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a pre-theatre lunch and everything about our experience was first rate. The food was delicious and excellent value and most importantly the service was friendly and attentive. Highly recommended. We will return.
  29. JP

    JudithP

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Really good service - old fashioned nowadays! Polite, unobtrusive. Generous portions, good wine reasonably priced. Low level background music, thank God!
  30. M

    Michelle13

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a lovely meal. Perfect location to go to Hampstead Theatre and enjoy good food, a most welcoming reception and excellent service. Very good value for money too.
  31. EG

    EileenG

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Don’t eat here. Food was awful. Not perspired with any love. Service abysmal even though restaurant empty.
  32. SM

    SarahM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love the food at Arabesque. A taste of authentic middle eastern cooking : with generous helpings of delicious dishes. It's a great spot to get a pre/post theatre dinner menu. It's our go to restaurant if we heading to the Hampstead Theatre. Looking forward to our return visit.
  33. AB

    AniruddhaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, wine and ambience. Highly recommended.
  34. CY

    CarolineY

    Northampton

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Arabesque is just round the corner from Hampstead Theatre, so great for pre-theatre supper. I recommend the chicken and lamb shawarma, washed down with a glass of the value for money house red. Service was quick and efficient, premises neat and clean.
  35. GH

    GerryHB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    A lovely relaxed meal. Service great as was the food. Generous portions which included a free starter and Baclava. Great Lebanese wine on offer too. All at a very reasonable price
  36. M

    Mimi

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value for good food and excellent service! So warm and friendly, felt like I was a guest at someone’s home.
  37. K

    Kiwishell

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food, great prices and right next to the Hampstead Theatre. Perfect pre-dinner dining.
  38. MB

    MattB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Welcoming, friendly, great service as always. Warm atmosphere, well looked after and wonderful food. We didn't want to leave! Can't wait to go back again. Would never hesitate to recommend and indeed have done so many times.
  39. IM

    IvorM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good service, nice food and a good price. Will go back.
  40. CA

    CAHP

    London

    68 reviews

    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Arabesque offers a lovely range of good quality, delicious dishes. Service is speedy, which works well for pre-theatre dining.

FAQs

Arabesque Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Arabesque Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3887 6150.

Arabesque Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 237 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Arabesque Restaurant

23 Winchester Rd, London, NW3 3NR

Additional information

  • Area

    Swiss Cottage

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Swiss Cottage station

  • Payment Options

    Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway

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