Kenza

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4202 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Lebanese
Oozing with rich fabrics, cushions, carved tables and exotic charm, Kenza fuses the distinct styles of the Middle East and passion of the Maghreb.

The food celebrates subtle scents, complex spicing and traditional ingredients used in innovative ways. Menus are ideal for sharing, brought to the table in a continuous flow which enables you and your guests to truly enjoy this dining experience in the most exotic and sumptuous surroundings.

Unique and adventurous cocktail menus and a specialist wine list will delight your senses.

Beautiful interiors combine effortlessly with heavenly music and seductive entertainment to provide an inspired venue to celebrate a special occasion. Why not reserve a private alcove, semi-private area (Dar Lazrak) or the intimate private dining room (Dar Cherifa), to ensure a memorable party for you and your guests.
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S
London
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Poor service - on arrival when stating we have a booking at 9.15, waiter laughed and said they have several bookings at that time - how rude!

Food has gone very down hill at this place we were very surprised. When mains was served it was cold and not up to scratch, we complained and got fresh meals made which were hot but lacking in taste. The manager gave us 30% off and a free round but this doesn’t make up for a very disappointing evening...we should have just left at the start.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance, good music and entertainment! Very polite and friendly staff, excellent service! Tasty food, highly recommended

PE
Munich
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with superb food including belly dancing :)

PB
France
4 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and beautiful space. Worth the visit !!!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food, nice ambience, slow service.

We went there to celebrate our daughters birthday. The food is delicious and portion size is big. We ordered Muhammar for 2 and believe its enough for 4-5 people. Three of us shared it in the restaurant and were able to finish only half the portion. We decided to pack the remaining and were handed over few boxes to self serve. The meze is good and deserts are okay.

The service was very slow and we had to ask for people to come and take order or clear the table.

To celebrate birthday they just brought a sparkle and lighted it along with med desert, no bday song etc.

PS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect meal, eyes bigger than stomach as everything on menu sounded great so ordered too much!

KM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food! Be prepared for huge portions when getting the feast menu!

LC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely vegetarian set menu - so much food! Very tasty!

RS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Cool setting. Excellent food. Service a bit weak. Fun night spot with DJ and belly dancing.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was great, wonderful atmosphere. Would advise going earlier in the evening if you are having dinner, because at 9:30pm the lights went down and music was very loud- made it a little hard to eat/talk

PR
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I loved the atmosphere and the service. The highlight of the night has to be the belly dancers ...just superb. The food was too expensive compare to the quality.

NM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10 out of 10 very nice would definitely go again lovely

G
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet and peaceful with excellent food. Great place to go for a team lunch if you are looking for a place to talk! Good value for money.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Average experience

MG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really impressed with the service and attention to detail. The food was also lovely!

A
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Poor quality of food and very small portions for the two people set menu. Really overpriced and not suitable for having a young child at all. No changing facilities and poor service considering you get charged 12.5% service charge.

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the food and the ambience! Went for a dinner date with my husband and we both enjoyed the food, drinks, belly dance and after party. Music was on point.!! Great experience- recommend it to anyone

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice night out! Entertainment was great! Would definitely recommend.

FB
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Such a great all in one spot. The food was lovely and so were the beautiful belly dancers. Also the bar and music was fab too. Would definately go back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Cosy atmosphere, different Arabian vibes which is nice, food is pretty much standard. Stay away from the fruit platter if you want to avoid being ripped off. Other than that Decent restaurant for any occasion

S
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, kind staff, and great service on our anniversary dinner.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All of the staff were super kind and attentive.

LG
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Went on Saturday for the first time and would definitely visit again.
Food was amazing, staff where super helpful and friendly and entertainment was great.
The venue was beautiful and over all an amazing experience

LF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Poor. Thought it was going to be a very good experience. Waiters were too busy speaking to one another, not assisting us. Took a very long time to get their attentions. Poor customer service.

I was later told I cannot switch my rice with a salad as it would ruin my fish dish. I have been dining at restaurants, including three michelin star restaurants around the world since I was a child, so when I’m offered an option to change, I definitely know what I’d like as a side.

It then took twenty minutes to get anyone’s attention to get the bill and the restaurant was empty. We and finally another table of two were the only ones during the belly dance. It was a highly disappointing experience.

SS
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hey Guys,

Our Experience with Kenza was lovely, all three of our hosts were amazing and were attentive . In particular, Yodit was superb and really helpful in getting our pre-orders sorted.

It was lovely atmosphere and really a beautiful dining area. Lovely Decor

I have already recommended Kenza to all my friends via Social Media.

AM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is a beautifully decorated place. The food was amazing. The cocktails, wine and service was good. I had the lamb tagine which was delicious for the main course. Great experience!

K
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The entrance was very nice and the overall atmosphere and decor was very nice.
Had drinks in the bar area before dinner and the waiter was gave very good cocktail recommendations. I had the Bahr - very nice, lasted the whole night.

Was taken to the dinner table. Staff was friendly and welcoming. A good sized menu. Ended up choosing the mashawy feast menu. Not worth the price. The hot meze was 3 dips (only liked 1), 1 bread (nothing spectacular) , salad (had too much rocket for me) and calamari was nice. A fly went in my mouth and it put me off the rest of the meal.
I didn’t eat the main mixed grill. Tasted the rice and it was ok.
The dessert was not to my taste at all. The pastries were quite gooey and oily at the bottom. The fruit had a smell to it, grapes and plum was sour.
Made a special request on the booking form that was not fulfilled.
Went on a Thursday night and was not that many people and missed the belly dancer. The music was ok.
I wouldn’t come back as it didn’t wow me at all and think it is overpriced.

g
London
34 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice meal. Attentive and considerate service and great food. Ambience is wonderful. Always reliable. I love it.

PP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I think food is overally pricy. I have been here before and some good dishes, specific Baba ganoush is off the menu, they should get it back. Starters are great, but mains is not value for the price.

Service and ambiance is super! I have always like it

T
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve booked this place for 12 people for my friends birthday and We all had such a great time. The food was just the best and they had the feast menu which we all loved which included a three course dinner plus there is a bar area and a dance floor as well so after you have some dinner you can just head to the dance floor, it’s such an amazing place I would highly suggest is for birthdays romantic dinners!

SQ
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The ambience and setting were amazing. Staff were great and very attentive. However, the food was very bland and basic and overall not worth the large amount of money you’re paying. Also, the drinks were very watered down as even when the drink was finished it was 70% ice in the glass.

LK
London
27 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was really good here, we’ve eaten in a lot of similar restaurants and both my husband and I commented on the food being super tasty. An authentic find in the midst of lots of very similar city restaurants.

BT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great place to celebrate my birthday. Belly dancing was fun. Our waiter was very attentive.

WC
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the food, decor, service and entertainment. The place has a nice vibe...

J
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was scrumptious and the service was immaculate. I would highly recommend others to try Kenza out. 10/10 from me.

NK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 3

I brought my friends here who were visiting from abroad and said so many good things to them but when we arrived we were sat on an awful table by the cloakroom and I asked to be moved twice but was told they cannot as the restaurant was fully booked. I was really upset and it looked so bad for my guests. I will probably avoid this place if I was coming for a special occasion. Also the meat was really dry and salty. Sorry guys but you really need to listen to your customers.

FB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Been a few times. Fantastic food, great cocktails, great service. Ambiance and decor are top notch as are the belly dancers!

a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant birthday celebration. Fantastic please for dinner and dancing.

F
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good, if a little pricey (£7 for humous starter!). But dinner portions are generous - we shared dishes and had more than enough.
Wine is reasonably priced, as are the cocktails.
They have belly dancers during the evening which is fun if you don’t mind the interruption while eating. We sat in the bar after dinner for a drink but it has no atmosphere so left.

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