Yamal Alsham Chelsea

4.6
167 reviews
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Lebanese
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Spicy
  • Live Music
Yamal Alsham Chelsea is a new premier restaurant offering an inspired Lebanese culinary experience. The menu mixes authentic Lebanese & Syrian dishes with modern influences to create a culinary journey for the palate and senses. Complementing the international cuisine, Yamal Alsham offers an impressive wine list that includes wines from all over the world and features favourites from Lebanon, Syria and the Mediterranean. The restaurant's decor echoes the diverse menu, combining the architectural richness of traditional with an attitude and style that is unmistakably London. The cuisine, decor and ambience come together to create a new world for your senses to explore.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Awesome food, was bluntly told we 'werent allowed' to sit next to each other, which I found odd. But the food was absolutely fantastic. Had shisha outside afterwards. Great value for money as well.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice Lebanese restaurant. All meals fresh on the table. Falafel and Hummus been delicious. Mixed Grill plate as main dish, too much to finish. Accompanied by a very nice Lebanese white wine and friendly service. Open Table offered a 50% discount on food. So very good value for money. 8 appetizers, 4 mains , water and wine for £140 total....we had to ask for doggy bags...

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it and always do

C
London
21 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it here and come back often. Service is great and we always feel well looked after

JD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely local feel

T
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great value, great food, great ambience. Really enjoyed our evening

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food & serves

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This is my 4th time coming here. I must say I was not over the moon. It started off the waiter mentioned they didn’t have my booking (but Opentable still sent me an email to review the dining experience....). Our waiter was very good in the beginning, he changed his serving area half way during our meal, and was hard to get anyone’s attention after that. The food was good, but my friend ordered Knafeh Biljebn and it was extremely oily. When we finally wanted to pay the bill, it took more then 20 minuets. The waiters were just chatting, and they also charged us an additional drink that we did not ordered. I know it’s only a small thing, but it looks like they just “accidentally” added that at the end when we asked for the bill, and hoping we would not check it... All in all, I don’t think I would be rushing to go back for a while.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

was excellent

K
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was quick , food fresh and full of flavour. We all said we would go again.

CC
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, service a bit over zealous at times and s bit neglectful at others. Waited over 45 mins for our friend who was running late. Would have expected someone to offer us drinks as we waited at the table, had to ask. Added the £5 pp cover charge to the bill even though we booked for a before 7pm slot. They did remove it when asked. Food was lovely, fresh bread was wow! It could do with better presentation, some of the dishes were bare, a garnish or nice plate would have helped (in being picky now). The live music was very good, no dancers though, shame.
I would recommend this place

DJ
London
49 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice food as always but I specifically told the restaurant beforehand that it was my sister's birthday and they did nothing to make her feel special even after I mentioned it twice after arriving.

The guy even had the lack of insight to say 'we will do something next time'.

Didn't quite cut it for me as you can imagine so won't be going back in a hurry.

G
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinning experience. Nice atmosphere. We went to celebrate my mums birthday on a Sunday evening. Staff were very attentive, refilling glasses before they were empty . Younis the manager took time to explain and recommend different dishes from the menu. Overall a really pleasant experience, will definitely go back again maybe I'll try the shisha too.

BB
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was quick. The Mezze plates were fantastic. Was disappointed by Biryani.

A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious and the decor and atmosphere was great

N
London
11 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Younas the manager was professional and extremely amiable. This restaurant has to visited for all love lebonese food

GW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love the food and would recommend do anyofne wanting a un and relaxed night out

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very friendly staff, tasty food and great cocktails

HK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I love yamal alsham, the food and service are always impeccable yet the value in comparison to other lebanese restaurants I have been to is slightly overpriced

VA
London
52 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, big portions, good service, lively ambience. Definitely recommended for friends get together and a good lebanese!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was top notch, the service rendered was priceless. And the staff were friendly.

VK
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2015
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was good except a service. We waited for a food to long, and dessert they didn't bring at all!!

RP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good and plentiful food, very friendly and helpful service. Nice surroundings inside. Good value. Will bring work groups here again.

D
London
15 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2015
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

The quality and freshness of the food trumps all other considerations. It's the best Lebanese food I have eaten in London to date. The restaurant's ambiance and the service are not perfect and the prices are on the high side. But the food is the star and if you get one thing right in a restaurant, that's the one.

R
London
21 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing location and great food again, they also have a deli for takeaway and delivery

b
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely would recommend eating here! Food, ambience, location, everything just fits! I would recommend anyone to go here for any occasion.

JM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good quality food & service and everything, I just found that the music was a bit too loud (on a Saturday night) and that the dancing number went on for a bit too long, longer than expected, not that the dancer wasn't good but you're just sitting there not able to talk to your guests for a solid 20 minutes!

s
London
30 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff were all friendly and helpful. Food was lovely and a bargain with the groupon we got.

BB
London
23 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2015
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is always good quality, service is as well. The facility need to be updated a bit. But a good experience overall

MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never had a bad experience when dining at this restaurant. The food is amazing and the staff are extremely friendly. Highly recommended.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a good time at dinner with friends. There are a few offers running which help bring prices to reasonable level.
However, it is odd that they insist on meals being per person and not to be shared for the offers to be valid- this is something I have not come across anywhere else. It lead to food being wasted as it made more economic sense to order more to avail offer, rather than less at full price.

There was live music and belly dancing, both quite good. I would have liked volume turned down a bit as it made conversation impossible.

Service was alright.

Food was impeccable. Lamb, baby chicken, okra, mezzes, breads - they were all fresh and delicious. One of the best Mediterranean I have had in London. There's a good bar as well.
I'll recommend this place for general dinner out , probably not for a special occasion.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food delicious , excellent service, fun environment , music was loud after 9 pm , not good for dating or relaxing dinner, very good for parties. I found hard to talk to my girlfriend but group of people were having great fun.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great evening! Went with my partner and a couple of friends. As it's quite loud with live entertainment, it's not a "catch up after a long while" kinda place. But more of a "let's hang out over great food and enjoy each others company without having to talk much". Belly dancer seemed to have less clothes than last time but is still innocent in her dancing which is good. Importantly she always gives the already happy lively ambient a massive boost for the 20 mins or so she's onboard. 50% deal would be great if you're really hungry; you have to have two starters and a mains each! If not you don't qualify. All in all its our second time there in a couple if months and can already see us being there soon enough. If I didn't mention the food is always amazing!

t
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went with my dad and husband for a nice dinner on Friday night. Delicious starters and main meals but could absolutely not have a conversation because it was so loud due to the live music. Maybe we were unlucky as we were sat near the musicians.
I don't think there is live music during the week s would be quieter then.

d
London
22 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely service and food

k
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2015
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Always don't belive what you read on reviews mostly when is negative. Because the restaurant Food was fantastic and the portions is much for people who eat a lot. My only problem was that my tables was very close to the band making the music so loud. But overall it was a great experience I will def go back in future.

A
London
64 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend this as an option. The service was impeccable and the ambience was top notch. I went as a group of 8, and the food came out on time and was high quality. The only thing that let us down was they do not do not do shwarma on the sundays and they had run out of banana for their cocktails. But other than that, would definitely go again on this deal.

o
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2014
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

the food was really good. easily the best lebanese I have had in London. the ambiance was great. all in all a lovely night out. staff were kind and helpful

T
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The music was jolly loud but that seems to happen in 2014. I would have much preferred to have been able to chat to our friends and live with quieter music. It had not been loud the first time we went but that was probably not a Friday.

Food excellent and good value.

Service was fine.

If I went again I would try to make it a night when the music was less dominating - if such a night exists!

m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2014
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good Restaurant, and service was good, and its good for weeday dinner not the weekend as if you spend it in central london

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