Ishbilia Lebanese Cuisine

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£26 to £40
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Lebanese

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Good Vegetarian Options
First opened in 1998, Ishbilia is one of Knightsbridge's most enduring middle-Eastern restaurants, earning its reputation in producing the finest and most authentic Lebanese cuisine available in London. Unashamedly committed to its food and with more than a hundred dishes to choose from, Ishbilia has the largest Lebanese menu available in London. Settle back, relish and share the wonderful array of freshly cooked, carefully flavoured and spiced Mezze starters through to the delectable charcoal grilled mains and end with Arabic mint tea, assorted Baklava and Lebanese Coffee.
Ishbilia recently underwent a major expansion and refurbishment therefore creating a much more spacious and elegant dining area to enjoy. In addition a luxurious private dining area has been added for private occasions. Also a new underground Mezze Bar has been created where you can experience Ishbilia's wonderful cuisine in a more relaxed surrounding.
We look forward to welcoming you to Ishbilia.
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IC
Greece
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Lebanese food. Tasty and generous portions. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. Would def go again

J
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, and the service good. We will definitely be going back.

O
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bit expensive

MA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Everything was absolutely delicious. My only complaint was that the excessive fragrance worn by patrons near us masked some of the flavors (to no fault of the restaurant).

OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome fresh and tasty food. Great people and great service. Lot of vegetarian options.

PB
London
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our visit to Ishbilia. The ambience is terrific with food and service to match. We plan on going back next time we are in London.

CF
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very authentic quality of Lebanese cuisine. I'd have liked the Falafel to be a bit crunchier from the inside but overall the taste and texture was very good. The humus tasted great and the other dishes were well prepared. Overall, it was a very good experience.

p
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite restaurant in London!!!
Excellent food and great service

G
London
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, nice service, ambient noise a little loud

VC
London
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and choice of menu. We had a selection of cold and hot starters and mix grill for main. The good was lovely with great flavours.

B
London
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent authentic Lebanese food with a broad selection of cold and hot dishes. We were spoiled for choice. The best in London. Open all day through the evening.

K
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and high quality Lebanese food. Very friendly and attentive service. We onky had a bad table, right across the entrance. So a bit drafty. The room in the back is not very cheerful so better to seat in the main part of the restaurant. Great vegetarian options.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Came in on Saturday evening with a booking with my wife and a friend. We got seated promptly. We were given two menus between three people, we had no service after 20minutes of sitting there and we could see staff and the manager by the bar having a chat. Service was so poor, I used my phone and booked Maroush across the road in Knightsbridge instead, so we got up and left. The manager said why are you leaving, didn’t even try to stop us or come up with an excuse. absolutely shocking services for a restaurant that has a minimum spend of £35 per head plus £2.50 cover charge and the 12.5% disc charge on top!! NOT RECOMMENDED! SHOCKING SERVICE!!!!!!!!

p
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had to wait a lot to get the table (they kept saying “10 minutes 10 minutes”)
And we were outside in the cold weather
But apart from this, the restaurant exceeded all our expectations
Best Lebanese food ever
And oh my god the falafel were simply delicious

I will come again

PA
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Extraordinaria comida libanesa!
Precios aceptables y el lugar simplemente adecuado

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BM
London
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lovely evening as always one small complaint it was rather noisy as there was a table next to us on a christmas party made it rather hard to chat.

RN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A very nice dinner chatting with friends! The platea were amazing, we share all dishes to try the most.
Our table was in a corner with a comfy sofà and the service was quick and professional!
If you are around this wonderfol quarter you have ti try ishbilia libanese cousine!

M
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My annual visit to Ishbilia did not disappoint me or my guests. Fresh ingredients, mastery of the cooking techniques, attentive service and very reasonably priced (for central London). I recommend wholeheartedly.

JO
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El mejor restaurante de comida libanesa

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F
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Always absolutely delish. Nice to have this cuisine in such an elegant atmosphere.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food with authentic flavors!

A
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was overpriced for what you got. Nothing special to it. But the service was very good indeed and the atmosphere.

TB
Edinburgh
28 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Currently the best Lebanese restaurant in west London. Food extremely well cooked and very tasty. Service prompt, efficient and friendly. The wine list is very good and not too pricey. Can be very busy and my one objection is the occasional pram that causes mayhem for the waiters and people moving through the restaurant.

OT
France
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great balance between variety of Lebanese food choices and pricing for London.
It’s not finest tasting but extremely good already. Warm welcome and accecibility without dress code casual.
Good choice and surprise.

CC
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

WE had very poor service, food sub standard and received dishes separately over a period of 2.5 hours. The Manager reduced our bill by 30% but actually was not enough, but as we were hosting let it go, it was truly a very embarrassing experience never to be repeated. They were overbooked, people coming and going, beggars at the restaurant perimeter asking for money and flower lady all hassling as a well. Toilets not clean either.

MM
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s an amazing restaurant that me and my family like to visit times and again. Food is fantastic as well as the service and attitude.
Advisable for everyone.

IH
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience5

As usual the food was delicious. However this time service was very slow. I had to wait to order almost 1/2h and over 20min for the bill (asked 3x). Despite this I will be going back.

DC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the host was outstanding. It seemed to be very authentic food. Loved it and will be back again!

P
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food, friendly service! Look forward to going back again!

JM
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful possability to enjoy lebanese cousine with friends and family

PL
London
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic hospitality and delightful food.

Fresh and exciting food. Lovely fruit juice. Interesting clientele and charming hosts.

K
London
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable and very good! My favourite Lebanese restaurant in London. We have been going for years. It’s reliable and consistent. The staff are friendly and helpful.

Z
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Loved it! My favourite Lebanese in town!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Poor service, food way overpriced for what it is. £6 for some fries???

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Make sure you call the restaurant to make a booking. OpenTable reservations don’t seem to get through to them.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

ロンドンで人気のレバノン料理店。瑞々しい野菜がたっぷり出て来てヘルシーです。たまたま隣の席だったロンドン在住10年のギリシャ人ご夫婦は、ここが一番好きで2週間に一度来ているとか。予約時間より少し早めに行ったのですが、気がつけば満席で大賑わいでした。いろいろ味わうには、うんとお腹空かせて行くか、大人数で行くか、でしょうか。

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing! Great food, staff helpful but the restaurant itself could need a bit of an update :)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to this restaurant for my 21st Birthday dinner and all staff were welcoming, polite and helpful. The food was really good too.

SJ
London
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The quality of the food was really high and everything tasted delicious. If you aren't so familiar with Lebanese food the waiter will advise you on good dishes to try - he helped us out of our comfort zone and then we found some new delights. Extremely pleasant location for a long lazy lunch, especially if you are happy to share and sample different dishes. The dilemma is in what to choose from the exciting menu. I will definitely go back next time I am in London.