Zayna

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470 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
With a seating capacity of 56 covers split in two different floors, Zayna, in Marylebone village has been serving authentic Pakistani and North Indian cuisine since 2008. The menu is inspired by traditional family recipes with a focus on seasonal produce.
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Never a bad meal and very nice atmosphere.

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MarkH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place. Good food.

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RishiR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Overall pretty disappointing especially for the price paid. Food was decent however service was not polished at all. There was no cocktail menu and when asked they could only make a rose/lychee martini which were both very sweet and masked what little gin was apparently in it. Quality of the paneer was very good although the paneer tikka marinade was very salty and the palak paneer was very dark and quite spicy. The black daal was a real disappointment. Naan and roti were good. Our dessert, a mango and lime sorbet, was very sickly sweet and felt store-bought. It was also extremely noisy at around 8pm so not the best for a date night. Would not recommend.

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

With minor improvements I will come back. Based on my experience and given the competition in London - they must fine-tune. Food probably was better but the overall service did not let it come through. There is a gap between being pitched as a high-end establishment and the level exhibited. I never say never but. The wine list is appropriate - but the staff did not look or sound familiar with it. Perhaps I did not dress or look like I should know but I sure do know a thing or two about gastronomy and wine. Location - super. I will keep watching this space and will return when the reviews merit the price-point. Wishing Well.

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CarolD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food. Very attentive and polite staff. I agree it's on the expensive side but the food was excellent.

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vipSandy
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was so good we are going back

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Sidtasyout
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was not good at all . Service was ridiculous. Waiter didn’t know what he was doing

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vipChristopherH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Having dined at Zayna, a number of times, I have to say the food is consistently good and service excellent. They are in a fantastic location and would recommend to anyone whom loves authentic traditional Indian food

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vipmcschne
London
31 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I've never had a bad meal at Zayna. The food is always delicious, and the service is friendly and good. It's a neighbourhood gem!

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chrisl
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!
Would definitely go again

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Ross
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner the service was 1st Class and the food was perfect. Great location and lovely restaurant.

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vipcecart
London
100 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience3

As Zayna have decided to come off Opentable books, this review is pointless! It is very good food but expensive we thought.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time we went to this place. Excellent food, quite spicy so it might not be for everybody. Service was fine and efficient but could pay more attention to details (removing empty plates etc)

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Harve
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2016
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was absolutely fantastic. Fresh ingredients expertly prepared. Definitely 5+ stars for the food.

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KateR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zayna a was recommended to us and it certainly delivered. What a little gem. If you are looking for beautifully cooked food served well you may book with confidence.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2016
Overall1food2service3ambience1

I didnt like the food at all

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vipcasabaja
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very impressed. The food was excellent, as was the service. Many of the main courses are available as half portions. We had appetizers followed by 2 half-portion mains and the Shahi Palak full portion- an outstanding dining experience!

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Yummyinmytummy
London
15 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2016
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Very overpriced especially considering small portions. Waiter indifferent. Meal felt rushed although we had lots of time - food came one course after another with no break in between.

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PaulB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have eaten at Zayna on a number of occasions over the last couple of years. I live overseas and Zayna is now one of the first places I visit when I am in London. The spicing of their food is really good and I like that they also serve quite authentic dishes. Much as I enjoy some of the more modern cooking of a number of Indian restaurants in London, I would always come back to the honest and straightforward style of Zayna.

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Pierre
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice place, good food and perfect service.............people very charming

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steno
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best restaurants serving Indian / Pakistan food I have eaten in. Amazing lentil soup for starters.

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AndyS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2016
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food was excellent, but we ended up in the very small basement dining room. We missed the cheerful buzzy ambiance of the main dining room, and made the experience much less pleasurable.

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NSLittle
London
36 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was very good but the setting downstairs was a little stale so make sure you ask for an upstairs table. Reasonable prices for the food but the drinks prices were ludicrous (£17.50 for a double + mixer). We discussed this with the manager who informed us about the rationale for this (imposed apparently) so accepted it. Overall would go back for the food which was some of the better indian food i've had in London.

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vipAlpine
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good resturant but you need to be upstairs..food quality is very good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An excellence for Indian food in London. The food was wonderful and service was just excellent. we will go back again!

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MMitch
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely place. Friendly service. Good menu. Food was delicious. Bit pricey (mains £16-19) but knowing that I'd still go back again. Lamb was top quality

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vipKBresident
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A true dining experience. We did not look at the menu, the owner came to take our order and we asked him to send us his best dishes. After that it was all a visual festival of scents and tastes. A great experience.

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Hudson
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2016
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Rude abrupt indifferent service with nondescript food. What a great combination!!

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Ultimatefoodie93
London
12 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was recommended to try this restaurant and I was very glad to have visited. My friend and I shared the pakoras and some popadoms to start with - both amazing and so moreish! I had the starter portion of the tandoori salmon because it's such an uncommon dish in Indian restaurants I've been to and I also got the butter chicken. The salmon was the right amount of spicy and very soft and flavoursome. The chicken was also amazing - normally I dont care for much sauce but I was so pleasantly surprised with this dish. For the first time ever, I mopped it up with the peshwari naan bread my friend and I shared. When booking, I was so happy to see the vast number of fish and also vegetarian options as my friend doesn't eat meat. She had the paneer and the Dahl and said both were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2016
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Place is kind of cosy and staff is friendly. We ordered the Murgh Taka Tuk and Ishtu. The Murgh was tasty and somewhat hot even tho the waiter told us everything was cooked medium. The Ishtu was very strange and reminded us more of a stew with some indian spices rather than authentic indian/pakistani food. I would not recommend it to anyone. The lamb in the Ishtu was tender so atleast that's a plus. I feel like there is plenty of better options for indian dining in the Marleybone-area.

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vipbettyboo606
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is in a great location. Staff are friendly and welcoming and are helpful with the food and wine selection. Great tasting food and good portions, a good choice for Indian/Pakistan cuisine.

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YumYum
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a delicious meal with terrific and helpful service

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Samiya1
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2016
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was a little bland, very expensive and food wasn't all that

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redhookgirl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zayna is my favorite restaurant in the world. I love it.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great .starter was excellent .
I defitly recommend it

OT
OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed this restaurant the food was excellent and staff first class

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Champagnequeen
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lamb curry i have ever had. Fab service a great night

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Very tasty food and an outstanding service. Very noisy the night we were there though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I visited the restaurant for a pre theatre dinner. Conveniently it is open at 5pm. The flavors of the food were fabulous and it was nicely presented. I chose 2 of the 1/2 portion vegetarian options (an inspired idea): aloo gobi and a spinach dish, plus basmati rice with mushrooms. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back again when next in London

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is an outstanding restaurant with outstanding quality of food and wine. The service is extraordinary good informed concerning their food and wine, friendly ans attentive. Reservation recommended - ask in any case for a table on grand level. The area underground is less appealing.

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Zayna does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Zayna also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7723 2229.

Zayna is rated 4.4 stars by 470 OpenTable diners.

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