Le Menar

20 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Based in Fitzrovia Le Menar has a modern approach to north african Food. Chef Vernon Samuels has taken the core ingredients and recipes to another level. Using his knowledge & modern cooking techniques the dishes are fresh in presentation & intense in flavour. Come and try out his food and have a shisha for dessert.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Moroccan, Contemporary European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 12pm - 11:30pm

Lunch served between 12pm - 3pm dinner served between 6pm-10.30pm.
Snacks and drinks cant be purchased throughout the day.

Saturday: 6pm - 10:30pm

Sunday: 6pm - 10 :30pm
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Phone number
020 7436 8916
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Vernon Samuels
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On the street.
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Warren Street

Goodge Street
Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
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3.5based on all time ratings
76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on 13 February 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I am frustrated as I booked a table for my friends and I to meet here for lunch online. The booking was successful - but when we turned up the restaurant was closed! No one told me this was going to happen. Very frustrating.

1 review
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was told that the place was under new management and no longer checked their Open Table bookings. Didn't end up dining at the place. Need a 'Report' button on restaurant listings

1 review
Dined on 18 November 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I won't go there again. I have visited this restaurant 3 or 4 times previously and booked via their website which was confirmed by email. However when we arrived they were closed, they made no apology about the fact that we had a reservation.

I can recommend the Greek restaurant across the road called Vasis, very good food and service !!

137 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was ok (I did not find it as salty as other reviewers complained for) and just enough innovative to make it intriguing. Our waitress was very attentive, kind and friendly. The restaurant was basically empty (it was us and another table) which is strange given the nice food and setting. The tables are far too small for the plates and that can get very annoying at one point. It is worth a visit if in the area.

1 review
Dined on 8 July 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 1

Good food and wine but awkward to be the only people there

2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2015
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

My friends wanted to try a little Middle Eastern cuisine, and as I had visited Le Menar a few months previously - and had enjoyed my time there. I thought let's give it try.

We were given a nice large table on the top floor, which was a space all to ourselves. The waitress was very attentive and offer to let us try the electronic shisha for free, we decided not to go for it as it was £25 for one pipe! A little steep I thought, and not near as good to the traditional smoking pipe!

I had actually forgotten exactly how salty the food is!!! I don’t think I will be dining here again.

41 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

I took clients here for lunch. We were the only table in there but the menu was extensive and interesting and service was good. The chef came and checked on us a couple of times too. The food was excellent - really delicious, good sized portions and well presented. Flat bread was provided free of charge.
Seems to be more of an evening place, they might benefit from doing a set lunch menu to attract local workers, but would definitely recommend.

186 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2015
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We went to Le Menar for a catch up dinner. It was very quiet in there. We were given a table at the front which was not ideal as it was cold when the front door was left open.

Food wise, it was nice but nothing special.

6 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2015
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Other than the decent service there's nothing to recommend here. First off - the seating might be authentic but is all wrong for comfortable eating - low banquettes and chairs, tiny tin tray style tables that the various plates balanced precariously on, we were hunched over trying not to drop anything in our laps. We had 3 tray tables to spread the mezze and plates for 4 people, one decent table would have made more sense!

Our starter was pleasant mezze affair but nothing standout, and the main course mixed grill had nice lamb chops but everything else was inedible. Way too much salt but also some meat had a weird taste, very off putting and all four of us felt the same so it wasn't down to personal taste.

The place was dead - this was just off Charlotte street on a lovely Friday evening in April. Says it all really. Could be so much better if they addressed these issues.

5 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and attentive service.
It was very empty, which was a shame. Not sure why as the food is incredible.

2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2015
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

On first impression, Le Menar is a step in to the Middle East. The service is good, the staff is attentive, the tables are a little small – the two of us struggled to fit our plates and glasses on the small round table. However, the waiter was very apologetic about the inconvenience caused.

Overall, dining a Le Menar is a pleasant experience. As you are free to sit and enjoy your meal and drinks without a turnaround time on the table, which is great if you just want to have a chilled out, kick-back kinda evening!

The food is good, but very salty!

2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for a casual meal on Valentines Day. We were met with a long stem rose on the table and free oysters! It was a set menu with options to choose from, however instead of the expected 3 courses, we got 5!
The food was excellent, with a mixture of traditional and modern Moroccan dishes. A lovely experience..

10 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2015
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Excellent and varied food drawn from across north africa and the middle east. Particularly enjoyed the lamb proscuitto, okra and pomegranate salad, and all the tagines -- each had a rich and distinct flavour. The wine list is short, and they were out of a couple of the listed bottles (including the only Moroccan white), but the two bottles we did try---from the two ends of the price range---were respectable. Two negatives on our visit: service was inattentive, scattershot and bordering on glacial even though the restaurant was half-full at best; and the heaters were turned up to the point of discomfort.

15 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2015
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent - fresh, well seasoned and generous portions. The service was a bit slow but given that we were not in a hurry, this was not a problem. The only problem was with the tables which were too small to accommodate the food.

18 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A twist on traditional Middle Eastern food - the meze meny had some great surprises. Highly recommend

1 review
Dined on 5 February 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

fresh and creative reciepies of food tremendous atmosphere and music just loved everything about it and def. gonna go there again

1 review
Dined on 23 January 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding Moroccan restaurant with very well selected wine list. The lamb tagine was the best I've ever had. It's completely worth the short walk from the restaurants of Charlotte Street and is phenomenal value for money. A hidden gem and highly recommended.

1 review
Dined on 31 December 2014
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Arrived to find no one in the venue. Was seated upstairs where there was a great set up with see through roof. Was great to have the chef come and check on how we enjoyed the food. Bit pricey but definitely worth it considering central London location. Overall great experience.

2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

May be have some tables which are higher! Staff were excellent. Wine bit expensive but good. Excellent food and great service.

54 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2014
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Little known place close to Charlotte Street.
Great for a relaxed dinner with very decent food and shisha