We look forward to welcoming you to Al Hamra.
An outstanding meal: everything was incredibly fresh and of the highest quality. Charming unobtrusive service. A lovely dining room. The only slight downside was a table of extremely loud diners next to us - not Al Hamra’s fault!
The food was better than ever - really fresh and delicious. Great service, too
Another wonderful dinner at Al Hamra. Have been dining at Al Hamra since the early 90’s and have always experienced great service, food and casual ambience. New booths are a nice addition to the restaurant. Kibbe is wonderful as are the falafel and hummos!
The food is always great at Al Hamra.
The restaurant itself is not fancy- just an easy dining experience.
Great food! Great service! We have been coming here for more that 20 years. Each time we can't wait to get back!
They charged us for walking in, and added additional service charge with no written policy or explanation even though I booked for a table with no FYi. The waitress were very rude.
We try to get here every time we are in London!! Never disappoints!
Good shisha.. average food
Lovely food and service but nearly impossible to hold a conversation as it was so loud in the restaurant! Low ceilings and large, loud families late at night meant that we had to shout to hear each other. But the food is good although pricey.
Food was cold meat uncooked service was very poor and most of all we were overcharged when questioned the bill the waiters all disappeared got the optional service charge back but was charged for £24 for 3 lamb chops and was extremely disappointed will never recommend and highly advise to avoid
Great for large groups of 6-10. Tell them to order for you. They will bring the appetizers and then a selection of meat dishes. The food is high quality.
My favorite place in London. Exceptional food and service.
Five of us went for lunch on a Friday. It’s some time since I’ve been. I thought the choice in the menu was excellent and, in general, the food was good. However, the service, while OK , was a little brusque and lacked any real charm. Of course, being in the area it’s in, it’s relatively expensive. That said it’s probably better value than other restaurants in the area n
While in England we ate at Al Hamra. It was our first time experiencing Lebanese food. The people who worked here were awesome! We didn't know what to order so a nice gentlemen took care of it for us. He had several starters sent to our table and one main course to share. Our kids loved it!
Realmente riquísima la comida el ambiente buen tradicional
Food was delicious
Lettuce that was brought as salad was not washed and full of dirt. Also my friend ordered meatballs with yoghurt sauce and received meatballs with tomato sauce.
I know the restaurante Al Hamra since long time, iI love lebanise cuisine i know Lebanon and up to know for me is the bests I tried in Europe.
The manager and his team were fantastically accommodating to a party of 14 reserved with short notice. The food, as always was wonderful. The chefs menu for mezze and mixed grill was a great way to feed a large party. Thanks again!
We were appalled that they were charging us a cover charge plus a discretionary gratuity- when we said that we didn’t want to give them the discretionary gratuity they started arguing about that - we would not go back
A n excellent choice for great food and service with a marvelous and charming host. I isit every time I am in London from my home in San Francisco
Good food and service. The restaurant was quite full and noisy with a number of families with small children.
Very good food and service becoming more expensive
I was extremely disappointed with the food for the price. I honestly feel like a £4 kebab in a kebab shop is better value than what I was served and charged around £20 for. Ridiculous
An excellent lunch to celebrate a family birthday. The starters are probably the best here. Fattoush amazing, Papa Ganoush to die for and sumptuous hummus and tabbouleh.
Mixed grill just right for somebody who is uncertain as to which of the meat selection to go for. Chicken shwama was plentiful and shish taouk delicious. Lebanes rice with vermicelli provided a good accompaniment.
Nice atmosphere and good service by very friendly staff.
Have been to this restaurant a few times. Really like the food but was shocked to be charged £2.50pp cover charge on top of service charge. When I queried it and said I don’t ever recall paying this cover charge the waiter was extremely rude and informed me that he has been working there for 12years and how dare I question it! Will not be returning
really good food and friendly staff but totally empty at six thirty on a Thursday
Food exactly as expected - good but pricey. The reason why I'm bothering to review is because other, earlier, reviewers have complained about the staff being rude, impatient etc. For our part, all the staff were exceptionally polite, friendly and helpful and al-Hamra remains a very pleasant place for lunch.
We have been to Al Hamra multiple times and always have a great meal. The grilled meats are delicious as well as the hummus.
I have never experienced such rude staff in my life. It felt they were the clients and I was the waiter! Rolled their eyes when asked for spicy sauce or even while asking them to explain a dish on the menu. Very very disrespectful and disappointing
This is a well established restaurant, but seems to be living more on it's reputation. In the past few years there has been no discernible improvement in the decor or ambience which is now decidedly dated. While the food remains true to it's Lebanese roots, being well made (well mostly...), the service levels and refinement that justify a minimum charge of £32.50 per head per meal (excluding drinks) is seriously lacking.
For the price point, the service and facilities have to be much much better. We can get similar food in other happy places. Will be giving Al Hamra a miss in the future!
Wonderful Authentic Food, Great Service very Friendly & Welcoming
Al Hamra is an excellent restaurant to go to for a special occasion.
The food is always excellent, and served nicely. The staff are helpful if you are unfamiliar with the menu.
It is expensive though
Really good food but to many extras in the bill.i new that there was a minimum spend but did nie expect some of the extras
We had a very nice lunch for 6 on a Saturday. The food and service was fine. The only disappointment was the cost and extra, high charges for items like rice and vegetables and service. It made it a higher cost per head than anticipated for a ‘quick bite’
A nice restaurant but was exceptionally busy on this occasion.
Excellent dining experience. The food was authentic with excellent service and atmosphere.
HAVE BEEN GOING TO AL HAMRA FOR MANY YEARS...NOT ANYMORE...PORTIONS SMALLER AND PRICES WAY HIGHER...21 POUNDS FOR A SMALL PLATE OF FRUIT WHICH IN THE PAST WAS ALWAYS OFFERED FOR FREE...21 POUNDS FOR 4 SMALL STUFFED COURGETTES...THE MIXED GRILL HAS BECOME MINISCULE...GREAT SHAME AS IT WAS ALWAYS A GOOD, REASONABLE AND RELIABLE LOCAL LEBANESE ...MAYBE THEY HAVE NEW OWNERS...GOOD LUCK TO THEM !!
Very poor service. When we started ordering we were told there was a minimum spend of £30 pounds per person (excluding alcohol) which we weren’t aware of when booking the table. Furthermore, we were told we have to order all our dishes at the same time as the waiter was too busy to come back from a second round of orders. Another table next to us walked out upon hearing the minimum spend rule and to be honest I was so tempted to do the same but we had guests visiting from abroad so decided to stay. All in all the waiters are extremely rude and I wouldn’t go back. Such a shame as the food is actually alright.
Do not go to this place. They charge you made up fees and ask for a ridiculous minimum spend. It is a rip off.