The Cedar Restaurant & Bar

4.5
40 reviews
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£25 and under
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Lebanese
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Group Bookings
Top Lebanese restaurant in London, The Cedar Restaurant serves a variety of Lebanese dishes ranging from hot and cold mezze, speciality authentic grandmother recipes, mixed grill, kebab, shawarma and large selection of wraps (falafel, taouk...), don’t miss this experience! Come and visit our two restaurants located in Maida Vale and West Hampstead. The Cedar Restaurant was voted " TOP TAKEAWAY 2014 - LONDON"
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Lebanese
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Sunday: 11am – 11 pm
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Phone number
020 3602 0862
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Sami Khoueiry/ Marios Nahed
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Catering
The Cedar started its catering service in 1997, adding experience, cooking and serving skills of many Lebanese menus to any occasion. We cater for weddings, family parties, birthdays, barbecues... we are flexible and professional. The Cedar can create tailor made menus and we also provide chefs to prepare food at a venue if requested. We cater for a small family parties (10-12 to 150-200 people) weddings or anything else, even venues outside London.
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Parking Details
Ib the daytime there are parking meters, after 6:30pm and on weekends there is plenty of street parking.
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Public Transit
West Hampstead tube station, rail and overground stations, are just few minutes away from us. Many buses pass stop near the restaurant
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Takeout, Wine
What 40 People Are Saying
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SB
London
22 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Second time here with a large group, and the staff are always very welcoming. We came here both times because of vegans in our group, and everyone was satisfied with their food.

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MU
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I really like this place. Great value and great food. We go there ate least once every 2 weeks.

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S
London
82 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was good and a member of staff made special efforts to cater for a vegan diet.

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SB
London
23 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very friendly staff, and the food came out in waves, which was nice.
No cocktails available as the cocktail barman doesn't work until 6pm, but that didn't ruin the meal!
The bill felt a little high, but I can't complain about the quality of the food.

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SU
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfect

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PP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, amazing services and reasonable prices! Would definitely visit again :)

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DM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very disappointing. Having booked early in week, we were given a very poorly situated table where we were disturbed by waiting staff going to and from kitchen. Food was not good - chicken dry. No salad with main meal. The pastry on the starter was flabby and unpleasant. We will not return nor recommend to anybody.

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L
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Always good food at The Cedar!

Thank you, we will be returning again.

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l
London
10 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Food was good - service bit slow as was busy and very hot - would go back there

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t
London
25 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Such delicious food and excellent value. Highly recommend the eggplant with chickpeas - mind-blowingly good, and excellent for vegan friends. Atmosphere is a little crowded and noisy - they're very busy and want to turn the tables over, but they're polite about it. Just don't expect to linger!

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S
London
82 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We’ve dined at Cedar before and found that it was open later than other restaurants in the area on Sundays. The food was good though we felt it was more tasty the last time we were there. The service was good and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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G
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

All of us really enjoyed our meal, the serving sizes were larger than expected

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food- authentic too. Our fourth time and can’t wait to go again.

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WK
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my favourite places to eat in London. The food is always delicious and never expensive.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was cold service poor drove 1hour to the restaurant very dissapointed

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AV
London
50 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious meal at The Cedar restaurant. First time and really fresh and lovely food. Not rushed at all during our meal, very attentive but non intrusive service which is hard to accomplish. Would love to return again.

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k
London
26 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great underappreciated restaurant in west hampstead.

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M
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and very attentive staff.
Starters were good but the main course was exceedingly salty & I couldn’t eat it. The manager did kindly change the meal for us but the replacement was only marginally less salty
Comment to the chef! Don’t be so heavy handed with the seasoning!!

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TC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Tuesday evening, so not so busy..... great menu, dozens of dishes to choose from, hot and cold mezze as well as serious mains. Wine list was good - any pace with a Chateau Mosur gets a thumbs up from me! Staff were a little cool but reasonably efficient. My companion and I left happy and satisfied - about £80.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always, service is friendly and attentive. Recommended.

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C
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service good food

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b
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in West Hampstead (sadly, that is not saying a huge amount), but this is the only ONLY local restaurant that you could describe as "top quartile" in its genre by wider London standards.

The quality of food is in line with the standard you'd expect on Edgware Road. Salads and mezze are very fresh, service is extremely friendly, restaurant décor is traditional rather than hipster - just alocal joint. Thank god for Cedar!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely experience

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and lovely staff :) great for any sort of occasion

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n
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We all really enjoyed the food, and our waitress helped us with how many dishes to have for our group size

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Lots of noisy small children at 7.30 pm. Also had to sit in my coat as all the doors were open and it wasn't hat warm.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Was a great lebanesse feast.
We had meze for four people so you get bread, humous, falafel, salad, pickles, olives, tabolueh, hallouimi
You are already stuffed by then and then the main comes out and your mouth drops. Big portions, good selection, tender meat and good dishes.

Everyone went home happy!
Would recommend.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great and the wine was divine, great atmosphere!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Booked a table for Mothers Day. The food was delicious and plentiful, all served with a smile. House wine delicious Lebanese white. Can't wait to go again.

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

The food at Cedar is always very good, very big portions and great value for money with very friendly staff who remember you. We had one complaint on Sunday as we ordered the special desert and it did not come. The staff took it off the bill with no complaint. Very good local restaurant for me.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Definitely amazing lebanese food here at Cedar. Until now the best I have ever tried in London. Nice and cozy place, the food is delicious and perfectly cooked. As starter go with the traditional ones, like hummous, halloumi cheese and falafel. As main you have a very good choice..I choosed the skewers of lamb and chicken! Fantastic. And then is also definitely not expensive and this is also a great news. Recomended!

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s
London
13 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked a table for three for New Years and turned up to find out the restaurant was shut for a private function. Not happy. 😡

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G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Seems to be authentic middle eastern food with fresh hot food very well cooked. Service far too speedy but excellent value.

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DH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great Lebanese food at outstanding value as always at the Cedar.

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r
London
28 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent authentic Lebanese food in west Hampstead high street with good selection of Lebanese wine you won't find in th supermarket

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S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

everything is good. only issue is that the food is way too salty. but overall its good

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C
London
47 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food from a reasonably varied menu, great service and good value for money. Alas, both appetisers, starters and mains were all heavily salted which resulted in my wasting most of my food, as somebody who tries to eliminate as much as possible salt from my diet . The portions were also rather too large for my appetite.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

pleasant atmosphere and warm welcome.The food come in huge portuions.The mezes were very nice.Thank we ordered chicken shawarma, which-although nice and lemony-was lacking the barbeque flavour that is so caracteristic of it.The service was very attentive thoughout the meal.Not outstanding, but nice food at an ok price.

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L
London
94 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We booked a last minute Saturday lunch at The Cedar Restaurant. It was very quiet when we arrived but gradually filled up with people coming in for a late lunch. We shared a selection of hot and cold mezes which were all very tasty, and nice bread to accompany. The tabouleh was bit heavy on the parsley. Some interesting dishes on the menu but we stuck to classic sharmas which were fine but not that exciting. We'll be more adventurous next time!

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E
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was really great! Excellent value for money: lots of food at a reasonable price! I definitely recommend it

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