Carnaby Zebrano

3.5
51 reviews
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£25 and under
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Modern European
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  • Comfort Food
  • Great Beer
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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Carnaby Zebrano, an urban bunker of cool, understands that you need to take refuge from streets of Soho. The seductive red surroundings are enhanced by luxurious leather booth seating, creating an intimate space perfect for a confidential tête-à-tête, as well as parties of any size for the hedonists out there. The devil’s in the detail at Zebrano, with exceptional drinks, great food and friendly staff creating an unbeatable party atmosphere that oozes cool. An innovative, colourful cocktail list should get the party started. With a host of resident DJ’s mixing the eclectic with the uplifting every night of the week, and a 1am license on Fridays and Saturdays, you’ll feel like your weekend is never over.
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Casual Dining
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Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 10:30pm
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020 7287 5267
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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5 minute walk to Oxford Circus Station.
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
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LE
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We often visit on Sunday afternoons & take advantage of the discounts offered by the Zebrano app & also happy hour!

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k
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Made a reservation. Got there and was told we needed to be out in 2 hours due to another reservation later that night, which was no issue for us. Entree’s for 5 ppl were served across a 12 minute duration. Cocktails got mixed up. And...finally...we were then told our table was needed a full hour sooner than expected, and we were asked to pay and depart. The manager DID DISCOUNT our meal by 20%, so the restaurant has got THAT going for it.

Also...cool Halloween atmosphere.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Too noise, bad food .the service wasn’t good either

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Despite our booking with Open Table, the restaurant could not find us. After initial falter we were given a table for two. A few minutes later we were asked if we could move because “someone else has booked”. The seats at the alternate table looked uncomfortable so we politely declined. Despite being adjacent to the main staff terminal, service was poor. We eventually got the attention of a waitress and placed our order. Menu is a bit tricky, as there are “small plates” followed by “starters” followed by “main plates”. We opted for two small plates as starters, and also ordered mains. When the food arrived, small plates and main plates were together. We pointed out the “small plates” had been orders as our starters and the waitress started to argue, but a colleague said “no problem” and the mains were taken away. When the small plates were done, we were certain the “mains” that were presented were our original plates, and although we had not big issue with that (hate waste) that should have been stated, in my opinion (clues were very dry burger bun, relatively cold chicken inside, satay paste dried up on bun...large accumulation of meat juice on my wife’s plate). As we were ordering a follow on drink, the adjacent table (large hen party) were complaining about their food too, so there is clearly an issue here. That said, the food was reasonable and value (for central London) very good. Just as well service was included as we would not have tipped...

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JW
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

The place had too many tables in, we could barely get to our table never mind get out to go to the toilet. We moved to the outdoors but ended up surrounded by a gawking crowd watching the football over our heads. The service was slow in part due to the football which was also distracting the staff. My friend also ended up with half the foil top of a lid of sauce in her dinner which we complained about and got a free drink for but at first the waiter went on a bit of an offensive. The toilets were downstairs and pretty dirty with broken seats.

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AK
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really good cocktails as always, we ordered 3 plates of food - mini fish and chips, fried buttermilk chicken and squid and all of it was delicious and served quickly!

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C
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Had to wait for 25min despite having made a booking. Service was great but then our waiter changed in the middle and the second one had the charisma of an oak tree. Food is simply fair. Don't plan on coming back.

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Lamb cooked raw and when sent back it was just cooked a bit longer rather than fresh cut of meat. Was told this is how the chef cooks and serves it. If raw meat us what they serve, I shall definitely not be returning

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It was a tasty and lively experience! However the service was subpar. We made a reservation on Open Table, and when we arrived, the hostess said we didn’t have a table. We were later rushed through our meal to make way for other reservations.

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Y
London
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place for pre theatre drinks and food. Food reasonably price too and very helpful staff

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B
London
12 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

A really good informal eaterie. It's not a culinary experience but doesn't set out to be - the food was fine, but what really set this out was the service. Amazingly friendly staff and they are a great asset to this restaurant. I didn't catch their names but I'll certainly be back.

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CB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Definitely worth a visit. They didn’t have my booking registered but made a space available for the two of us. We had the app they recommend downloading so had a cocktail for a £1 then an extended happy hour and 20% off the total bill. We had 5 cocktails each and food it came to £20 each. Friendly staff, very vibrant with loud music but we could still hear each other. We were upstairs not downstairs in the bar which was louder. Really enjoyed it and would definately go again. Food was great. Really tasty. We have a sharing platter of 5 small dishes.

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M
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

Very club like ambiance.

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CS
London
32 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Ttried the small plates menu and selected 6 for two of us. Decent size small plates were tasty and fresh. Only really needed 5 between us and the menu does a 5 plate choice for £24. Service was friendly without being intrusive. Good location for a light lunch.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We did have to ask for one of our drinks to be redone as it was not right and asked for water multiple times. In their defense it was busy and loud.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue and staff! Food is good, drinks are great and the price is right! We're definitely coming back!

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MA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food average but cheap. Happy hour drinks (inc bottles of wine which you can order during happy hour and then have them taken up to your table for dinner later) were great value.! DJ played some good tunes until about 11pm but the music went seriously down hill after that. Best thing about this venue is the amazingly friendly service - unusual in a venue of this type (restaurant/bar/club). Special mention to Olga who couldn't have been more friendly & helpful. 👍

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TA
London
16 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

This is really a club with a small restaurant upstairs which is probably a bar.
The food was ok but my partner had to send his ribs back as they were too dry. I ended up having to eat my food before and wait for him after. The right thing to do would have been to offer to give us a discount but nothing.
I wouldn't recommend this restaurant.

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AJ
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Venue is normally very good but due to it being Halloween weekend the service was slow and very poor. Food was horrible and tasted like it had come straight from a fridge. A two course meal took 1 and a half hours to arrive. Staff were very unattentive!
Was very upset with my night here. I would only recommend this place for drinks and the nightclub, its not somewhere u can have a quiet meal.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Used the OpenTable app to book prior but they didn't have our booking. Appreciate the complementary cocktails and accommodating us a slightly later table. Thank you. Food was ok but nothing special...and a bit cold but service was attentive enough.

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Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Very welcoming. Would definitely return!

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OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good atmosphere. Food size is quite big. A great choice!

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DD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Intimate restaurant with attentive staff. Handy for the London Palladium as its just around the corner. The food was fresh and tasty and I really enjoyed the cocktail. Would really recommend. I had a £20 Open Table gift card but the staff were unsure what to do with it. I expect some training is required.

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H
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Would definitely recommend.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food as always, great atmosphere, music,drinks and superb service with a smile and a laugh!

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P
London
20 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good quality restaurant with great service and nice food

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V
London
62 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Zebrano has always been a good place to hang out with friends. The biggest party puller is the happy hour with great cocktails at half price, from a generous 6pm to 8pm. However, the music killed out nerves. Music is great but not when we have to shout above it!

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was truly disappointed in this experience. The service was slow, food was awful and it was freezing cold in the restaurant.
I would not recommend this to anyone. Avoid eating here!

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S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The free flowing preseco deal is amazing. The food was good and you do get served free flowing preseco. Great ambience

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S
London
15 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was lovely. She went above and beyond to make sure we were catered for.
The downstairs DJ was good and the crowd had a good vibe.
Security guards were also friendly.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was really good value. I'd recommend trying to get in during happy hour as the cocktails are very good and just normal prices for London but at half price an excellent deal especially if you are out early or as a start to a night out. Really friendly and welcoming staff and venue, if a little unexpected in terms of the format! It was quite chaotic when we went and we would have had the set menu that looks very good but we were pushed for time in the end and had 3 small plates and a portion of nachos which made for probably the cheapest meal of good quality that I've ever had in that part of London. (burgers sliders were excellent but nachos had weird processed guacamole and would have been really good with a freshly prepared one, they were still nice, just not great). Overall it was really good, and fun, suitable for the young at heart as well as the beautiful people!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and great ambiance. I will definitely recommend for a night out.

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CC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Casual venue, choice of burgers and small plates. Friendly service. Good if you like Latin and pop music. Good cocktails.

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D
London
20 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good place for a happy hour drink or for a meet-up in the middle of the crazy-busy-central-london. We liked our dinner and the wine.

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j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The staff were very friendly on arrival and throughout the meal.
The food was very good and excellent value. I would definitely go back.

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M
London
22 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The venue was cold at first but the heating was turned up. The coffees were also not hot enough from the machine. The waiter did his best offering to hit up milk from another venue. In the end we were not charged for the coffees which was good. The food was hot and tasty. Will definitely be back for the apple crumble!!

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Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2016
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was lovely. Shame about the inattentive service..

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2016
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Made the booking 3 weeks ago and arrived to find they had no record of it. We were seated and waited 10 mins for our drinks. It was then a further 40 mins before we received our starters. The food was adequate but the service was awful. Yes it was Halloween weekend but to actually be setting up for the nights party around the diners is pretty poor.

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SL
London
35 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The free-flowing prosecco deal is outstanding value - 2 course for £23 or 3 for £28. The menu is extensive considering it's a set menu. The food is delicious and the prosecco is definitely free flowing. The ambiance can be a little loud so don't go here for an intimate dinner but it's great to people watch as the location between Carnaby and Kingly Street is very buzzy. Have been a number of times and tried different meals and have been satisfied every single time. The staff are lovely, if sometimes a little under staffed.

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