Nouf Restaurant

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143 reviews
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Lebanese

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A short walk from London Victoria station, Nouf restaurant on Lower Grosvenor Place transports diners to the dusty, sun-baked streets of the Middle East. Extremely relaxed in atmosphere and surroundings, Nouf restaurant is particularly popular with employees from Victoria’s many big businesses, serving food of a Lebanese flavour throughout the week, from as early as 9 am and with a particularly good, eminently affordable lunch menu too. Absolutely authentic in flavour, Nouf restaurant serves up traditional dishes straight from the kitchens of Lebanon. Much thought appears to have gone into making Café Nouf a cosy, believably Eastern space, the simple brasserie décor dressed up with tin-topped tables, low bench seating scattered with brightly coloured cushions and an abundance of plants breathing life into space. Comfortable and welcoming with great food and varied drinks list Nouf restaurant is destined to become your new go-to for a reliably good dining experience.
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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Was nice food but expensive. I eat Lebanese very often and have had much better for a lot less. I guess your paying for location! When I booked I was expecting somewhere a lot posher but I though I had the wrong place when I arrived as it looked like a cafe from the outside. My other moan was that they wouldn’t serve rose wine by the glass. All in all it was a pleasant place, friendly staff and nice food

M
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice authentic restaurant with excellent service and really good food. We enjoyed it very much.

KR
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ate lunch in this lovely restaurant close to Buckingham Palace. We started with humus and for main tried the chicken shawarma. Both courses came quickly and were served with a smile. It was a shame the restaurant was so empty as people are missing out

GP
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good pre theatre food, owner was very welcoming.

On very busy road but you would hardly notice once inside.

CM
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This is a little hole in the wall place which has more of an emphasis on shabby than chic. We were the first dinner customers but the lamb was clearly reheated vs freshly cooked. While overall acceptable (barely), there are many better places to eat nearby.

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

On first impressions, the location is a bit off-centre and quiet and the decor shabby and relaxed. It is obviously family-run, but this was part of the charm. We were well looked after and service was speedy and attentive. The wine list is good and reasonably priced. The food was delicious and plentiful. Overall, a great place to meet friends for a relaxed and intimate experience with staff genuinely interested in making your visit a positive one. Price per head worked out about £50 including wine.

AC
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really loved the restaurant, the food was great and also the service. I’d really love to go there again

f
London
96 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

A mixed bag - service was friendly and quick and the vegetarian dishes were very flavourful. The lamb dish we ordered was awful though - dry, tough meat. A real let down especially for £15. Costs are quite high for what it is - my advice, stick with a few veggie mezze for a light meal and steer clear of the mains.

CM
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff happy to help without being overly attentive. Excellent food with good vegetarian selection.

V
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food. Friendly staff. Thank you. Will come again.

LJ
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Food was not nice, prawns over cooked looked dirty didn’t even want to go in

D
London
111 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Generous portions and prompt service for pre-theatre booking. Freshly squeezed orange juice was a highlight.

V
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem in Victoria area. The food is very good, friendly service. Definitely recommend

m
London
52 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We booked this restaurant for a friends meal. On first impressions we were a little disappointed as the restaurant seemed very old fashioned and dated. However the food was good a little over priced for what you got.

SW
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Following the matinee of Hamilton at the Victoria palace theatre, we wanted to go somewhere a bit different to the corporate restaurants but not too far away. We found Nouf and it was delightful! I think it was the owner who greeted us and he was really polite and friendly. The menu was really good with lots of choices of authentic Lebanese dishes. The service throughout was great and the food and drinks were all served quickly. The food was devine and all three of us really enjoyed each of the dishes we ordered. The baklava to finish was also really lovely. This is a gem of a restaurant for those who like to try something a bit different and I would highly recommend.

CS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After searching for a Lebanese cuisine, I stumbled across Cafe Nouf. I decided to try it out and I am glad to say that I do not regret it! I was greeted by the owner and the staff were all friendly. I went for the Chicken Shishtawu and hummus to accompany it. I was not disappointed. I would also recommend their choice of Baklawa as a sweet end to your meal.

Will definitely be coming here soon again.

Nouf Restaurant
Responded on 23 April 2019

Hi catherine. Thank you for your lovely review we look forward to seeing you next time. Cafe Nouf Restaurant.

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ME
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Lebanese food in London. Nice ambience and good selection of both hot and cold mezzes. Will visit again!

RC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and value for money in the heart of Victoria. Welcoming and attentive owner, friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely recommend.

Nouf Restaurant
Responded on 23 April 2019

Hi Robert. Thank you very much for your lovely review . We hope to see you again . Cafe Nouf Restaurant

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SS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Utterly filthy and entirely dismal. Lovely waitress but the owner was odious in every sense of the word. Avoid!

Nouf Restaurant
Responded on 18 April 2019

You have eaten all you food, none of your co-diners complained whilst in the restaurant about any thing, our restaurant is spotlessly clean and rated **** by westmintster council. How can you say odious about someone who has never intracted with you at all? Everything was fine until the bill came and you had to pay, you then became verbally agressive, the owner ignored your abuse because he is professional, I am sorry we are not a charity, everyone should pay politely for what they consume.

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TH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Nouf was shabbier and the food was less interesting than I would expect from a four-star review. Run-of-the-mill Lebanese food, nothing special. Store-bought pitas, iceberg lettuce. The food seemed kind of pre-prepared.

H
London
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very dated, food forgotten from order and not like as described on the menu. Quite overpriced and doesn’t include sides like most Lebanese restaurants

Nouf Restaurant
Responded on 11 April 2019

Thanks Miss Helen for your review , Sorry to hear that food is missing from your order. You should say when you were in the Restaurant and we will give you what is missing Mistakes happen. We always make sure with our clientes if every thing alright.Our price is the cheapest According to other lebanese Restaurant. All charcoal grilled main courses included salad.. All NOUF SPACIAL comes with rice but not shawarmas We offer bread/baklawa on the house We look forward to seeing you next time

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, right in the heart of London. Lovely, warm welcome - despite being an hour early. Spent over four hours enjoying the delicious food and amazingly priced house white. This is a gem of a place. Will definitely return. A little piece of heaven.

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

Quiet place for lunchtime mezze. Food was good and proportions ample - if anything too much!

RK
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The restaurant was a bit quiet as it was a Monday, but the food was good and the service very good

GM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves good quality cuisine. Perfect place for any type of evening. Staff very friendly and helpful. Great choice of wines. Location in London perfect.
Cannot wait to go back.
Excellent.

JA
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

We were there early for a quick pre theatre dinner, so there were hardly any other customers yet. The service was very slow and both the owner (I think he was) and the server showed a total lack of interest. Dirty plates remained on the bar even though the two had very little to do. The server stood waiting or walked to one of the two tables with guests in a totally bored way. The food was mediocre at best and lukewarm. I am surprised this place has such a good rating on social media.

L
London
59 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first visit to Nouf Restaurant and what a good find. The portions were generous. A very pleasant man serving us and nothing was too much trouble. The food was fresh, tasty and excellent. We will definitely return when we are in the area again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very cosy and authentic Lebanese restaurant right by Victoria Station! The service was very good and attentive, the food was delicious and for very reasonable prices! Would definitely recommend and will go back too!

P
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very pleasant restaurant near Victoria. Lovely food although a proponderance of lamb on the menu. Very nice waitress. It was quiet but we were eating pre theatre. I would recommend.

GB
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely authentic Lebanese food - not like the street food version! Very pleasant staff and good value! This place has a very authentic and independent feel - not flashy and corporate. Would definitely go again.

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Lebanese food 3 mins for Victoria Station! Run by a lovely gentleman.

RC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and very good location. The veggie options were lovely.

AN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely little spot. Super friendly and very tasty food. Very authentic. And the baklava is to die for :)

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely authentic Lebanese meal.
We ate here on a Saturday afternoon. Lovely service. The food was beautiful, we were all really happy with it. Lovely atmosphere. I would happily recommend if you want home cooked authentic real food.
Lots of choice for veggies too

LW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Booked this for a lunch prior to going to a matinee show. The food was delicious, freshly made. Service excellent. It was sad to see that it was almost empty on a Thursday lunchtime, and it's definitely worth going to. Victoria is full of the usual chain restaurants now. Nouf was everything we needed - and we were supporting an independent business too. Go there!

MW
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere, lovely food and well looked after by the maitre d.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. True Lebanese food with variety of choices and flavors. Would definitely recommend this cozy restaurant to everyone!

RR
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want to taste authentic Lebanese food Nouf restaurant is perfect - great food, lovely atmosphere & friendly staff.

GM
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Not a good experience apart from the hummus the food was diabolical, grilled veg not edible, spinach pastries like rubber. Bread not good and not very authentic. The Resturant was empty it should have warned us. The surroundings were tired and unappealing, and didn’t feel that clean. Where it is it should be a gold mine but I shouldn’t think many people make a return visit.

TG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meze - especially the falafel.

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