Al Hamra

4.5
191 Reviews
£26 to £40
Lebanese
Established in 1984 and now recognised as one of the foremost Lebanese restaurants offering the very best of authentic cuisine, Al Hamra continues to fulfill its obligations to those who appreciate a varied and healthy diet for a longer sustained life. We, at the Al Hamra Restaurant aim to reach out to the West by shortening the divide with the introduction of our traditional authentic food, to tempt the taste buds and traditional wines, to raise the spirits. Please be aware that we serve a set menu which is a minimum of £35/person.

We look forward to welcoming you to Al Hamra.
What 191 people are saying
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DaveF
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellant and the service was outstanding. I will definetly go there again and reccomend it to others

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MariaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Food very average and ridiculous prices , tiny portions

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MaryP
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought several large groups of six for lunch and it was a terrific experience. The food is fantastic!!

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MaureenS
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly good service and plus they kept us very warm with lots of heaters outside : )

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SiobhanLM
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

So getting a table in town is a bit if a challenge these days as we head back to eating out and so we booked for a late lunch and headed into Mayfair. That was the best bit the location. We were seated at the end row outside like excess attenders, waited for service while enduring screechy chat from the table behind us. We ordered our food which came fairly quickly first sign it wasn't prepared fresh. Anyway it was a below par, tepid, reheated, disappointing and kinda pricey but not really for location. Won't be returning. Wouldn't recommend, maybe go next door. I had read the reviews and nearly cancelled. I should have.

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SarahF
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to enjoy lunch with family. We sat on the heated terrace and the food, service and atmosphere were all excellent. I wouldn't hesitate to revisit.

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MichelleN
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional, the food fantastic. The outside seating area warm and cosy. Had a very time. Thank you.

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ClarePH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really lovely food and excellent service. Wouldn't hesitate to go back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

The price of the food is expensive and the taste is not good, the restaurant requested to receive people more than the limit allowed, and some requests were requested and were not brought, the restaurant is in level 2-10.

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MaryP
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food with good service!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food , good service
Cover charge is mandatory but unwelcome

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MarkL
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our first post lockdown dinner, appetisers were great; hot & cold and the grilled sea bass was simple but perfect!

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vipNirdoshK
London
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food. Their wine list could be more affordable.

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Myrna
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Really accommodating and great service. The food not so much.

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KateF
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for lunch, sat outside under canopy with heaters. Delicious food, we are vegetarian and there was plenty of choice. Thank you for the excellent service too.

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DininginLondon
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious Lebanese food and lovely outdoor atmosphere

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vipSorayaO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It’s very expensive for what it is. Food is better a specialist Lebanese supermarket. Service good.

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SHarris
London
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so incredible, the staff were very welcoming and helpful!!!

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jamesm
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed our meal. The staff were very attentive and I was very pleased with the Arayes Al Hamra, one of my favourites.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food on the whole was very good except the kuba which was hard and seems to have been twice cooked. Everything else was delicious and full of flavour. My main complaint is that the price was high for the wine (£40 for ksara white wine) and shisha (£45-55). Yes the £55 shisha was delicious but is it really worth that kind of money? Still if you want top quality Arabic food with first rate service in a tastefully decorated restaurant then Al Hamra is the place for you.

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GeorginaG
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and good service. Gave us complimentary desert and allowed us to take the leftovers with us.

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Lulubella100
Essex
30 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved the different kind of food and the Lebanese wine! Went there early, 6pm, and were the only ones in there, so no atmosphere. Would loved to have sat outside, but there were several people smoking, so didn’t fancy that. Food was delicious. Servers very helpful with recommendations

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SimonD
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

This was not my first time eating at Al Hamra. The food is always good and normally it has a good atmosphere. On this occasion, it was odd eating in a restaurant with no other customers. It is a consequence of Covid-19, I suspect. The food was good, as usual, and the staff were attentive - perhaps a little too attentive given the lack of other customers. Al Hamra is on the expensive side, but it is Mayfair and in keeping with other restaurants in the area. Overall, it was a good experience. I expect, I will return.

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vipYoshiT
London
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food good wine good interior. Worth paying.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Waiters ignored us for no apparent reason
Haughty and arrogant

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Nickname
London
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relatively expensive but very good simple food. Perfect for dinner before or after the Curzon Cinema.

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JaneS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every time we’re in London. Would never miss a meal at Al Hamra while in London!

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MartinR
London
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere in Al Hamra and the the staff are is always freindly and welcoming. The food is good but, for the price, quite ordinary. You can get just as good Lebanese in the Edgware Rd for half this price. Ok - so it's Shepherd's market, Mayfair and you're going to pay a premium but, like all restaurants in a great location, you can't just rely on it – the product has to be super as well. At £60 per head (one starter dish, one main and 1 1/2 glasses of wine) it's mean not to serve mains with a side like rice or a really generous salad for instance. In the end you feel that, very gently and very politely, and you've been had.

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Cdpolo
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Lebanese food in London since Al Bustan closed and we have tried many of them!

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MichaelA
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was really nice, however the waiters were very much on top of you, as if they were rushing you to hurry up. On the other side the ambiance was nice and the food was delicious but was a bit pricey for what you received.

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RaghebK
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Seriously overpriced for what you get, but it's delicious...

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Hotlips
London
28 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The staff were very accommodating as we brought two young children with us at 5PM meal during Christmas season. We really appreciated that.

The food was very fresh and good portions.

We did not mind paying 12% service charge but there is also a £1.50 table charge per person which we did not like.

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BonnieD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started coming to Al Hamra back in the 1990’s and return to it whenever we are in London. The location, the ambience and the FOOD keep us coming back for more!

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Nora
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lots of choice for my vegan and veggie friends - we always go for our annual get together

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Sxxx
London
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Proper Lebanese food, good service and a nice environment

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ColinB
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent Lebanese food and a huge variety to choose from. One of the great things is that you can order as you go along, with no pressure from the staff to choose a main course until you are ready - very important as when ordering mezza starters one often over-estimates what you can eat! Ordered a Lebanese red wine we had never tried and it was very good at a reasonable price.

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TheBeekers
London
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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PAGG
London
57 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was better than ever - really fresh and delicious. Great service, too

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vipIncognito
Las Vegas
42 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is always great at Al Hamra.
The restaurant itself is not fancy- just an easy dining experience.

FAQs

Al Hamra does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Al Hamra also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7493 1954.

Al Hamra is rated 4.5 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.