Maison Du Mezze - Leicester Square

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Lebanese

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Leave the bustle of London’s ‘theatreland’ behind you for the buzz and charm of the Middle East! Maison du Mezzé is the Capital’s best Middle-East dining experience, offering authentic Lebanese-inspired brunch, lunch and dinner dishes with the warmest hospitality. All dishes are freshly prepared daily in the restaurant kitchen using the finest seasonal produce and, of course, spices and herbs from our Middle East heartland. The interior is set over two floors and all part of the Middle-East experience with Arabian carpets and artwork, gilded ceiling and a mix of banquette and booth-style seating separated by ferns and trailing plants. The large covered outdoor terrace beckons in finer weather where you can also enjoy a Shisha in true Middle-East style.
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CS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing restaurant I’ve ate in! Couldn’t fault it one bit and can’t wait to go again m!

F
London
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Lively atmosphere in central London.

MO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very good experience. although it is in the middle of central London, it feels like a warm secret hideaway from the hustle and bustle directly outside. lovely food and great welcoming staff!

H
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Apon arrival our table of 8 were seated at a table set for 6 and we were told we could all squeeze on , I said is there no where else we can be seated and the waitress informed me that there was a larger table upstairs. I wasn’t sure why we weren’t seated there in the first place. When I booked I was told the deposit would be taken off the total bill however we were given a voucher available for the valentines menu , our waiter was very helpful and sorted this issue for us , aside from these issues the food was lovely and atmosphere was also enjoyable, one meal was missed however they put this meal on the house which we all appreciated, I would recommend this restaurant however due to the food and location, very suited for a nice meal out with friends or a loved one

PC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Starters were nice, the mint tea was good. That was it. Mains were average at best and disgustingly overpriced. Service was terrible. Was forced to pay a deposit over the phone ‘because the restaurant was overbooked’ (frankly If you are unable to manage your own booking system then that isn’t my problem) then when it came to paying the bill they claimed to have no knowledge of this deposit being paid. Was overall a very average yet expensive dinner. Would not recommend.

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Kebabs were amazing, and the service was the best. And Location in the middle of Leicester Square cannot be better!

L
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and staff were absolutely amazing, especially Amer who did his very best for me and my son as we celebrated our birthdays. Thanks for the dessert recommendation, Amer. I loved that pudding.

MS
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an excellent meal and the food was delicious. The staff were friendly and helpful and we would certainly visit again.

KC
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Already raved to the family about this. Went with friends for a double birthday celebration. The staff bent over backwards to ensure we had everything we wanted or needed.
Considering the location right in the centre of London's tourist heartland, I hadn't expected the kind of service and atmosphere one would have visiting a local independent restaurant outside of London. The food was hot and tasty, the meat succulent and well flavoured and cooked. We finished our mezze far too quickly - so tasty. As a recently diagnosed coeliac, I could not eat the flat bread or the rice, which was traditionally cooked with angel-hair pasta. However, the menu was sufficiently extensive that this did not compromise my ability to enjoy a full meal.
The service was prompt and attentive. I would heartily recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys lebanese food, even if you have had the pleasure of experiencing home-cooked fare before. Enjoyed my meal immensely.

FD
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Unfriendly to the point if aggressive service and high pressure to over order food resulting in a lot of waste and a huge bill.

MM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a lovely way to spend a Friday evening with old friends. This restaurant is clean, friendly, good value and has great staff who managed to deliver a perfect level of attentiveness. They noticed when we needed something, yet they never rushed us. In addition it's great to find somewhere that feels like an independent restaurant, right on Leicester Square and just steps from the station. Thanks guys for a great night.

SS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The restaurant has a great atmosphere and delicious food. We found the drink prices reasonable but the food prices a little high.

OT
Kent
10 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overall a good experience and some good food. The staff were knowledgeable of the food, polite and very pleasant. The chicken sheesh was a little dry and also a bit smelly which put me off a little bit. Everything else we ordered was tasty. A little bit overpriced for the quality of food.

CL
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was awful. They brought the wrong food to our table. They came to is 7 times in the first 10 minutes of us being there to ask what we wanted to eat, even though was asked them to come back in 10 minutes. Food was awful, definitely not worth the money.

JC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Al Rajiv salad, hot mezze and 2 kids pizzas-all phenomenal!!!!

OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the atmosphere!

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We only had 7 tapas style dishes, 1 bottle of wine, 2 glasses of red and 4 cocktails. Party of 4 people and bill was £182!!! We were in a rush to get to the theatre but I wish I'd checked the bill as that cannot be correct. I might go again but would check prices beforehand and the bill carefully. Ambience and staff are lovely but food average and prices too expensive. Unless my bill was incorrect.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very pricey

MH
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A waitress has added things to our bill that we had not then so order it Was forced to recalculate

P
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Abbiamo pranzato in questo ristorante per incontrare amici a noi molto cari. L'ambiente è molto gradevole, il cibo buono e il sevizio affidabile. Pulito e di buon gusto. Siamo rimasti tutti molto soddisfatti! Consigliato!

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Lebanese food in the heart of London! Hookah is a bit pricey - but our server Anntonella was wonderful & very helpful.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Bit overpriced for what you get, but my main issue was the bad customer service (inattentive and slow). Also the music would intermittently get very loud, as if you were in a club.

m
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was very good although the bread was cold we had booked for the pre theatre menu at 19.95 which should have included a glass of proseco which we did'nt get. We were seated inside as requested when I booked online which was fine but we did find it was'nt very warm because the outside door was constantly opened. I think because of location the menu can be costly but we avoided a high bill because of our choice of menu except for the fact that the bottled water is £5 !! Altogether a nice experience staff were pleasant but will try somewhere warmer next time!

c
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A complete scam! Overpriced entrees don’t come with any sides (aka are meat only) and then a small bowl of rice is £4.50. As soon as we realized this, we paused on ordering- at which time the waitstaff became extremely rude and trickstery (specifically we had reduced our wine order from 2 bottles to 1 and despite clearly hearing us, brought out 2 bottles; we had to tell him multiple times we only wanted 1). Then, we went to order 1 larger app and, sure enough, they coincidentally sold out. Highly do NOT recommend

s
London
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food amazing service.
It’s a bit expensive shisha £45 for basic pot.
Maybe they need to reconsider their shisha prices.

SS
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Stopped in for a quick meal before going to the theatre. The food was good but our waiter seemed unhappy that we didn't order more food. He even went as far as to question why we didn't order more and assumed we were unfamiliar with Lebanese food. (We are not) I said we had eaten a large lunch and weren't very hungry. We sat at a table next to the kitchen and 3 times our waiter spoke to other waitstaff and then they both turned around to stare, obviously talking about us. No idea why but waiter was being very rude. I do not recommend!

K
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just perfect !! Had best meal ever!
Thank you all and happy new year

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!

MM
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The starter was overcooked. I think the food is overpriced.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food arrived very cold and hard and we asked them to change it but it came back cold and we still ate it just for the sake of it and then one the waiters took my plate of bread and just left and didn’t bring it back . Also the value is not worth it . They put us next to the door where it was freezing cold when we asked to move they said there’s no tables but they were letting people in and towards the end one very nice waitress moved us upstairs and sang happy birthday for my friend which improved the visit by a bit but still the experience was bad . We paid a total of £170 for 4 people and felt it was not worth it .

SS
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The place was beautifully decorated. The reception we received was next to none. Our waiter was miserable and not very helpful. He was not smiling and when we weren't ready to orderz he rolled his eyes and walked away. I understand he may have been having a bad day but customer service should always be on point. We were sat to the left of the door and there was a constant breeze of cold air, as the doors were left open on a Winter's evening. The food was average but the location was great. Overall, an average experience

SN
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, staff very friendly and food was great. Would definitely recommend.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always this place delivered on all aspects. To say it is in the most touristic location in London takes away nothing from the personal and attentive service and excellent food.

k
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely and we had some very helpful menu suggestions from a member of staff, good value for the food but didn't notice there would be quite a high service charge of £10 added to our meal which was a disappointment to an otherwise fantastic meal.

LW
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

£5 for a bottle of water? Spot the tourist trap.
Grossly overpriced. If you are looking for Lebanese food then London offers some fantastic spots at a fraction of the price. Don’t be fooled by this place and instead walk a bit further up the road.

D
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely surprise this restaurant and our meal was. All freshly cooked and generous proportions were very pleasing. We enjoyed the pre theatre menu and it was excellent. The location of the restaurant is so central and close to many theatres and the west end shopping. We will go back again. Thanks for the great meal and service.

HF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Accomadating bookings, pricy menu, majority friendly staff

OT
Switzerland
5 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a very pleasant place!
Will definitely come back

MF
London
26 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always great food here and the customer service is excellent. The food costs a little more but it is worth it. Great location too.

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a terrible experience here. Having booked a table for my wife’s birthday meal, we were met by an uninterested women at reception asking us If we would like to be seated outside in the freezing cold, we politely told her we had reserved indoor seating, we were then taken to a table in a corridor and asked to sit side by side. She then left us for what seemed like 10-15 mins and came back with another table sat right next to a couple again side by side. She was rude and by this time we had enough and walked out. Please avoid at all costs, clearly the restaurant does not understand the concept of making a reservation. Poor service and rude staff. We will not be returning again.