Kenza

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£26 to £40
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Lebanese
Oozing with rich fabrics, cushions, carved tables and exotic charm, Kenza fuses the distinct styles of the Middle East and passion of the Maghreb.

The food celebrates subtle scents, complex spicing and traditional ingredients used in innovative ways. Menus are ideal for sharing, brought to the table in a continuous flow which enables you and your guests to truly enjoy this dining experience in the most exotic and sumptuous surroundings.

Unique and adventurous cocktail menus and a specialist wine list will delight your senses.

Beautiful interiors combine effortlessly with heavenly music and seductive entertainment to provide an inspired venue to celebrate a special occasion. Why not reserve a private alcove, semi-private area (Dar Lazrak) or the intimate private dining room (Dar Cherifa), to ensure a memorable party for you and your guests.

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j
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a must visit when I’m here for work. Great staff, food, and ambiance

PI
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff. Nice ambience and reasonable price too.

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

My previous experience at Kenza was much better in terms of the atmosphere and service. Perhaps due to the timing of the later sitting at 21.15? The waiters seemed preoccupied with the early sitting so we didn't get seen to straight away after sitting down. It felt like people were leaving the restaurant when we started eating and then suddenly it was pretty much empty. The waiters were good but they seemed like they were distracted a little as they wanted to clear up the empty tables. Music is great and we enjoyed the very brief belly dancing, a little more would have been nice. Drinks at the bar were super expensive and a cheeky service charge was already added when I had only asked for a Tia Maria and a Bacardi and coke. I didn't think this was fair at all. As it wasn't table service. I would point these things out to anyone who may be thinking to go, but at least the food was very decent and lots of it.

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing night! Great entertainment, fantastic staff and very tasty and filling food! Great atmosphere for a party night! Thankyou

A
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Belly dancing times are not clearly stated, so when we arrived at 8pm we were told belly dancers had just finished. The restaurant was open until midnight, which meant none of the subsequent dining guests got one of the main attractions. Disappointing.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Don’t waste ur money. Used to be a nice place now the service is very poor, music not playing correctly, table was falling over, no birthday candle(I was provided info that the occasion is birthday but no-one took notice) , waiters very ignorant and ruined all experience. The food was good but not worth if everything else is rubbish... 90gbp for the main and desert.

S
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

The food was not very nice at all the meat was hard had didn’t taste fresh was so dissapointed they took to long to bring the dessert out had to have it take away in the end .
Atmosphere was nice in the restaurant that’s about it

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Bellissima esperienza tutto perfetto ad elezione della musica troppo alta

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was tremendous. Lovely venue, felt like you were not in London that’s for sure. They have a dance floor but if you, like me, were eating from the feast menu I knew if I was gonna start busting some moves I’d have ended up busting some loos

CH
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time at Kenza - the restaurant is very welcoming, food was amazing and the dancers made the evening really special. Looking forward to going back soon!

L
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I’ve been to in London! Highly recommended!

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Said we were too early and they opened at 18.00 even though the reservation was confirmed earlier that day. We were left waiting. When we got to our table said the cooker wasn’t working so could only have cold and fried food. No apology. Not a great experience all round.

NG
London
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, reasonable prices. Music was loud at points

CO
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my birthday dinner and I have to say it was an amazing dinner. Went on a Sunday so it was really quiet which made it seem like a private event for my friends and I. The waiter was fantastic and the food was amazing. The belly dancing entertainment was an addition to the exciting atmosphere at Kenza. It has a dark, romantic setting, which is highlighted by the decor and settings. Overall, I would definitely be back again.

TB
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The belly dancers hardly danced in our room which was the smaller one next to the bar. Food was good. Waitress took a long time to come and take our order.

T
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kenza is a lovely restaurant for celebrations and intimate/casual dining. The service was excellent and the food was delicious, this was my second visit and will definitely come back again! The entertainment was a bonus too, top Saturday night out.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Entertainment and atmosphere was nice it was a unique venue but food wasn’t a good value for money

VE
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My time at Kenza was AMAZING! The food was okay, it was quite cold however the entertainment was BRILLIANT! Amazing bellydancers and had lots of fun! Would definitely recommend!

E
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

There are mice and we saw one running around the restaurant. Brilliant otherwise but wouldn't recommend based on the infestation

OH
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here last week with my husband and I’m still dreaming about it. Food was the best I’ve had in a long time. Extremely fresh. So tasty and loads for the two of us. One lovely staff member, I don’t know her name but she was most pleasant. Some staff members seemed more enthusiastic and helpful than others. Stunning decoration. Will absolutely be telling all my friends and returning next time I’m in London!

JK
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food came out suspiciously quickly and was not piping hot which was a shame.

AC
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience, the belly dancing was really fun and food was good. Not quite worth the hefty price but you’re paying for the atmosphere, which is great.

Didn’t like the music from the disco bit AT ALL though - all garage. But loads of people loved it so just a difference in taste.

We’d go back.

SR
London
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good, the food, the place and the show which was a surprise for us. We recommend it to everyone.

D
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, food great quality. A bit noisey with the belly dancing

DO
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely location and ambience. Food a bit pricey for what it is, but otherwise good quality. Would recommend for group or even special occasions.

DS
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific spot to spend an evening. Great food and service, ambience beautiful, and belly dancing entertainment is fun.

SH
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m always recommend this place to all my freinds because is amazing place and good service really my friend she enjoy here birthday because is first time she been there she love the place food atmosphere thanks loot guys

CC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time visiting Kenza. We loved the atmosphere, the service was amazing and the staff were friendly, smiling and helpful. I would definitely come back again - we enjoyed our time there so much. The entertainment and food was also amazing!

A
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

was excited to go, but the price does not match quality or portion size of food. £21 for quarter of the place of chicken, a quarter rice and the rest, salad. was expecting a better presentation also with the expensive vibe that kenza is supposed to be giving out.

c
London
107 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place place I’ve been a few times now, the entertainment is great !
Mixed grill is always a great food choice. Love it.

LT
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Can’t believe it’s the first time I’ve been. Took a little finding but once you’re down the stairs you would never believe you’re still in London. Decor and ambience is excellent, service was quick and attentive and the food was really, really delicious! Can’t really comment on value as I didn’t see the bill but a really wonderful lunch! Will be back soon...

AD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere, food and service! The belly dancing performance was a lovely touch. Really enjoyed my birthday dinner here, would love to visit again.

EA
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Been before and had to come back. Came for my mums birthday with her friends. Table was great as were belly dancers. The food is absolutely amazing, well worth the money

NL
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My brother and I dined at Kenza on Saturday evening and had a great time. The service was great and the food was wonderful. We ordered a selection of vegetarian mezze's as the vegetarian mains option are limited (two options, one moussaka and one okra tagine). I have an allergy with raw onions and asked if one of the salads could be prepared without onions and I was told that the salad is pre mixed. That was a little disappointing. Other than that, the overall dining experience was pleasant.

C
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere! When you walk in prepare to be amazed by a truly authentic experience. The cocktails were reasonable and packed a punch! The portions of food were perfect, personally would recommend sharing and trying a few dishes as it was definitely worth it! The entertainment was fun and the courtesy of Kenza to phone me prior to arriving to let us know was excellent customer service! - Please do pop in it’s a hidden gem, totally worth it!

MM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with a great ambiance. The Armenian sausages were delicious. Great belly dancing too! Great way to end the week!

LB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

The place is beautiful, great ambience & menu. However the waiter, when clearing the table, knocked and smashed a glass of coke over my friend who I’d taken out for a business lunch. He apologised as he cleared up, & another coke arrived which we promptly sent back as we were actually leaving & waiting for the bill.

The bill arrives where I was charged for the 2 cokes & service! I mentioned this to the waiter who apologised & the bill was returned with the 2 cokes deducted but nothing else & no offer to clean my friend’ trousers or a discount on the bill for the inconvenience. I complained to the manager who apologised & offered a discount on the bill & removed the service charge - which I would’ve paid if someone had offered to pay to clean my friend’s trousers & checked the bill than charge for 2 cokes that weren’t actually consumed. I wouldn’t return & am quite unhappy as to how the matter was handled & how my friend was left to leave her lunch with her clothes covered in coke & shards of glass. Wouldn’t recommend.

GD
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and service with very knowledgeable staff . I couldn’t recommend it more.

R
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great evening, food, ambience and entertainment! Definitely recommend and will go back again.

OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Lovely authentic decor but food quality poor. The belly dancers came out which was fine, but the music was so loud I couldn’t continue the conversation I was having with my friend. I was not interested in the dancing, I was there to catch up with my friend so that was very inconvenient.
This could be a good place - the staff were quite sweet. They need to refine and up the sophistication with the menu as it was like a weekday dinner I could have made. They also need to polish the service and down the volume on the belly dancing music and it would be a nice enough place.