Abd El Wahab
1999 was the year that saw Lebanese cuisine change forever. ABD EL WAHAB Inglizi Street in the heart of Beirut became home to a restaurant of the same name. Reflecting everything great about Lebanon and its culture, this restaurant embodied the genuine heart of the Lebanese people.
Filled with warmth and founded on generosity, this restaurant quickly became highly sought after. From its humble beginnings as a standalone restaurant, it rapidly became the humming and vibrant hub of a chain of restaurants proudly bearing the name ABD EL WAHAB.
Situated in iconic locations around the Middle East, standing in the shadow of the mighty Burj Khalifeh in Dubai, overlooking the Dubai Fountains, in the heart of international hotels such as the St Regis and the Shangrila make this restaurant famous. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt and Bahrain are all hosts to the expansion of this now legendary brand.
Great food but miss Kibbe Niyye!
Service was very good due largely to presence of Nabil. He is a real asset to the restaurant.
A friend from Beirut recommended Abd el Wahab as THE place to go to in London for reliably excellent Lebanese food. We had a great lunch there this weekend. Everything was excellent!
Great restaurant, very good food and always great staff here. A must do in London
We really enjoyed our evening. Ingredient were fresh and food presented in an aesthetic manner. Service was outstanding.
Food was excellent wait staff polite... service was equally good in arabic as in English but the Argileh was 50 quid and we were not told as the price was NOT WRITTEN ON THE MENU. I would have assumed 20... or maybe 25... so that is my only complaint
Truly the best Mediterranean food we’ve ever had.
We celebrated my partners 30th as a lovely treat for his birthday, the food was amazing and the venue was lovely. All members of staff were very attentive and helpful.
We had an amazing experience and would recommend to anyone.
The best Lebanese food in London!! 👏🏼👏🏼
Great venue, different areas to dine and great staff
Lovely food!! I would go back again. Very nice atmosphere and helpful personals.
Location is great. We were a party of 9. The service is poor, the waiters are lost and have no clue what they are doing. The food portions are very small and not tasty. This is the worst Lebanese food I’ve had. The bread looks great until you eat it- very strange consistency. It’s over priced. If you fancy Lebanese don’t go there-you will be disappointed.
Authentic and delicious Lebanese cuisine combined with excellent service. On top of it, great value for money and optimal location.
Altogether a wonderful evening. Great service and knowledgable staff. Exceptionally tasty food. Will definitely be going back.
The food was wonderful and the service was great! A genuine Lebanese restaurant in London. Special shout-out to Bassel. An amazing manager! I'm from Lebanon and I had a group of internationals with me and they absolutely enjoyed the experience. One thing is sure. We are coming back :)
I visit the Abu Dhabi outpost of this restaurant a lot and was very excited to learn about the London opening. Our food was cold - and we were only given a tiny bit of meat as a replacement, which absolutely wasn't fair. The menu is excellent, we took some friends out with us and they were also very disappointed.
They try hard. And they succeed. Absolutely delicious.
We went to celebrate my friend’s birthday. The place was empty. There was only one or two other tables. The food was ok. Nothing special. For mains, we ordered fish and lamb pieces. When we asked the staff to remove the bones from the fish, they were not impressed. The lamb was too salty and instead of changing it, the waiter came and said he tasted it and there was nothing wrong with it!!!
Unfortunately I won’t be going there again!!
nothing spectacular. expected a cleaner washroom for an upscale restaurant like this.
Best Lebanese restaurant in town!
Heard great things about Abd el Wahab, was not disappointed. First place I've had genuine lebanese food in London. Amazing food!
Good food...wish there was shisha
The place and service is excellent
The food taste was garlic
The manager was ill informed , when we first came he insisted our reservation was for 4 not 8 & he also was mistaken with the time & was rude . The service was so slow ! & unprofessional . To be fair the food wasn’t bad but overall wasn’t a good experience.
Mr Baasit & Mr Nadeem cannot do enough for you , they are so hands on even clearing the dishes and have excellent rapport with customers...I have been now on six occasions in the last few months...Totally a pleasure to eat authentic and well presented Lebanese food..
Very good Lebanese. Fattouch outstanding. Fish a bit disappointing but desserts made up. Good service.
Food is not tasteful at all
Grilled chicken burnt outside and pink inside
Lebanese salads had no taste
Floor disgusting and sticky
Food was superb. Freshly made, excellent presentation and great ambience. Desserts were outstanding. Best of all we were made to feel welcome and when they found out it was my son’s birthday, they even brought a free dessert with a candle on the top for him. Highly recommended.
Nice place to dine
We booked this restaurant for a family birthday. Its our second visit after enjoying our last good meal there in June. We had booked through open table. Upon arriving they couldn’t find the booking so it took around 15 minutes to seat us. We sat down in this horrible table at the back of the restaurant which was freezing as it was closest to the walls where a draft was coming in. The table had only been made when we arrived so obviously they don’t check their online reservations. We asked to move, our request was granted. We ordered our food. 20 minutes later, no drinks no starters and we were starving. The food finally came after lots of waiting and question asking to the waiters, some of the order was incorrect and then we found hairs in a couple of the dishes. The manager replaces the dishes but makes us pay for them? How do we know there aren’t any hairs in those? We didn’t touch them. Right by the till for the whole evening there was a duster and a basket of bread which nobody had bothered moving. This is a restaurant in the middle of Knightsbridge I don’t expect there to be a duster in the background of my table or at any restaurant to be honest! Food was very average and obviously was reluctant to eat following the hair fiasco. Will not recommend this place to anyone or be back.
Food was ok but not wow. A bit of disappointment given the price.
Went for Sunday lunch with family. Normally in Lebanese restaurants they give complimentary raw vegetables at the beginning of the meal and fresh fruit at the end. Neither were offered to us and we were a large group. I was surprised. The Kouba was cold on the inside which indicated that they had been put in a microwave I sent them back for hot ones. There is a lot of competition with good Lebanese restaurants in central london and we all have our favourites. I thought I would try something new for a change.
I went once before and submitted my feedback; the service was bad but I thought it was because an ex Prime Minister of Lebanon was there(still not an excuse). The food was good but the portions were very poor. I went again just to test once more; the service was very very bad. I asked for bread three times from three different people but bread never came. The portions were extremely poor. Owners should worry. This is not sustainable when you have the likes of Ishbilia and Maroush next door. I know I won’t go back again
The food was great but portions were very small for a Lebanese restaurant. The service was slow and not consistent. It was very obvious that waiting staff meant well but were not properly trained.