Abd El Wahab

4.3
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34 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Lebanese
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
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.
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J
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food but miss Kibbe Niyye!
Service was very good due largely to presence of Nabil. He is a real asset to the restaurant.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

E
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, very good food and always great staff here. A must do in London

ZK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our evening. Ingredient were fresh and food presented in an aesthetic manner. Service was outstanding.

JP
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly the best Mediterranean food we’ve ever had.

S
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

D
Tucson
15 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best Lebanese food in London!! 👏🏼👏🏼

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food

DS
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great venue, different areas to dine and great staff

DM
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food!! I would go back again. Very nice atmosphere and helpful personals.

SK
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

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.

M
London
19 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Highly recommended:
Authentic and delicious Lebanese cuisine combined with excellent service. On top of it, great value for money and optimal location.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Altogether a wonderful evening. Great service and knowledgable staff. Exceptionally tasty food. Will definitely be going back.

G
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 :)

Georges

A
London
26 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They try hard. And they succeed. Absolutely delicious.

RA
London
28 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

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!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

nothing spectacular. expected a cleaner washroom for an upscale restaurant like this.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Lebanese restaurant in town!

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Heard great things about Abd el Wahab, was not disappointed. First place I've had genuine lebanese food in London. Amazing food!

NA
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Good food...wish there was shisha

OT
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

The place and service is excellent

The food taste was garlic

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

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.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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..

RL
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good Lebanese. Fattouch outstanding. Fish a bit disappointing but desserts made up. Good service.

YK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Food is not tasteful at all
Grilled chicken burnt outside and pink inside
Lebanese salads had no taste

Floor disgusting and sticky

SZ
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place to dine

F
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

MH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was ok but not wow. A bit of disappointment given the price.

H
London
18 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

JZ
London
21 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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

JZ
London
21 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

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.