Delamina

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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean

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Good Vegetarian Options
Delamina was opened by husband & wife team Limor and Amir Chen, who’s journey began with a residency at ShoreditchHouse, followed by their first restaurant, Delamina EAST in Shoreditch.

Limor is the driving force behind the menu, drawing on her eclectic heritage — she was born in Tel Aviv to a family of middle eastern and European origins — and inspired by her father, a passionate cook who exposed her to the myriad flavours, herbs and spices of the region. Limor’s recipes are influenced by her interest in healthy eating – grilling, roasting and using herbs and spices to celebrate the raw ingredients, including many vegetarian dishes. Her self-taught and intuitive approach results in dishes that are wholesome, healthy and with a unique flavour combination.

The food is accompanied by a drinks list that includes exciting wines from the Eastern Mediterranean, alongside house cocktails that incorporate the same aromatic herbs & spices used in the kitchen.

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Lydia
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Really nice spot with lovely staff and good atmosphere. Good food too - particularly the toasted quinoa roasted vegetable dish, but not the best Middle Eastern I’ve had in the city and perhaps a bit less indulgent than others around (only speaking from a vegan perspective!) Good value for the area.

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KathyP
London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, such lovely flavours. We had the Baked Cod, which was great, should have ordered some sides.

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AviK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Just OK for me. Not traditional Israeli. Looks pretty. Tastes OK. But give me a felafel pita any day

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chrish
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Really enjoyed the interesting and well presented food. Tables rather close together and music too loud for enjoyment and conversation.

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vipTSML
London
55 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time at Delamina and we loved everything on the menu - in fact it was very hard to choose what to eat. It's a little bit confusing re what is a starter vs a main, but every dish the four of us had was excellent.
Seems it's typical food from Israel, and each dish was presented with flair. Service was friendly, albeit that we had to 'wave' them over a few times. Ambience is cosy and friendly. I would definitely return.

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RuthR
London
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The venue and location is lovely, however as someone who is an Israeli and knows the food i must say i was disappointed, i can tell there is a lot of effort put in the presentation and indeed the dishes were very pretty looking however the flavour and authenticity were not there. i had the fried egg on pulled turkey shawarma, a good turkey shawarma is a necessity in Israeli street food and is delicious and succulent even from the cheapest street stall but in here it was dry and heavily seasoned, so much so that the spices took over from the flavour and i couldn't even eat half. It was also drowning in tahinni which made it very heavy on the palette. Then we had lemon-nana which is essentially fresh lemonade blended with ice and mint however it was just lemonade with whole ice cubes and 2-3 tiny mint flakes....these are such simple dishes and have missed their greatness. The shakshuka smelt of burnt tomato sauce which is a shame as it's one of the most delicious breakfast dishes and is simple to make. Considering the prices are not cheap, yes the ambiance was nice but i'd rather cook my own Israeli food in my home which tastes much better and won't cost me a whopping £140 for a meal of 4......

Delamina
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thanks for the feedback, I hope you will find our response helpful. Our shawarma is not meant to copy street stalls, the meat is hand-pulled, the fat taken out & mixed with spices, dates & pine nuts to achieve a spicy-savoury-sweet flavour combination. Our Limonana is shaken to order with lots of mint, with only small pieces left in the glass so drinking is easier. Our shakshuka has no tomato sauce, only fresh tomatoes, red peppers & onions slow-cooked with herbs & spices over many hours.

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Munchyface11
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amongst the most delicious and beautifully presented that we have ever had. The service was very friendly and the food was served in a timely manner.
Not the cheapest meal but well worth it in terms of taste and freshness. Will definitely be returning.

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MichaelS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff great tasting food with many healthy options. Highly recommend

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DLDL
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good food and experience. Just a few personal annoyances kept it from being five stars for me, like the tables were relatively close together so my chair would get bumped every now and then.

I also felt that the dishes were pricey for what they were, but that could’ve simply been a function of the location.

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vipAtilla
Frankfurt Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a perfect experience, with the exception of being very loud inside

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gastrogeorge
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in lovely setting

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ValN
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great flavours, friendly service, but food not quite as good as previous visits. Courgette dish rather overcooked, cauliflower undercooked, okra perfect.
Will be back, though, as am hopeful this was a blip!

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OsborneWonder
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic restaurant with amazing food and even better service. We could not fault it and will be regulars.

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StuartR
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very pleasant evening food very Mediterranean and was very tasty and everyone enjoyed it.
Dessert was a little bit disappointing
both in presentation and size. We had the apple and rhubarb crumble but think the chef got it wrong the fruit should be at the bottom and the crumble on the top. The chocolate dessert was like a wafer.

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CherylV
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall foodie heaven. Tasty flavours spices & ingredients added to the dining experience. The pizza style starter & houmous extremely creative & a must to try

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Elly
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really delicious food and very accommodating to food allergies. The team were great too, clearly very passionate about their restaurant. Will be back in a heartbeat, sad it's taken us this long to discover them!

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AdeleB
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tasty food, friendly service, relaxed atmosphere and not overpriced

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vipSarahM
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Really lovely food but not hugely welcoming to this solo diner! Understand it’s a small space and the restaurant can’t control the weather but being sat right at the door meant I was frozen by the chilly blast of air every time the door opened!! Too cold to stay and finish my drink or eat more than one plate of food ...!

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LISAA
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food here is delicious - just 2 things on the negative side
1. main course portions are very small and therefore I feel expensive for what you get
2. when the bill comes it shows a lower price and then tax on top - they are working on changing this but it is misleading

Delamina
Responded on February 23, 2020

Dear LISAA, Thank you very much for your feedback, we do really appreciate it. We are sorry you felt that the portion size of our main dishes were not as expected. We usually pride our self on the quality and mostly on the value for money as we source the highest quality of ingredients on daily basis. We would like to reassure you that the price shown as VAT it is just to out-line the total of it and it is not additional. We truly hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards. Marco

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vipHowardC
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing restaurent and I highly recommend. Excellent service, great looking people, loads of atmosphere and the food is just incredible. Loads of sharing dishes, each better than the last. What a treat. We shall return again and again and again. Howard

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TraceyW
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptional food ambience and service.. I love it here as a group of 5 they did not disappoint knowledgeable and kind staff

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Lisa
London
39 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great brunch as always!

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KeithF
Essex
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here before and find the menu is interesting and advice on what to have is excellent. The food is good and the staff are very friendly. The general ambience is pleasant and I will certainly be returning.

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AnmolS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing quality of food, service fantastic. Only disappointed that on top of service charge, VAT was added. Most prices shown on menu cards these days include VAT.

Delamina
Responded on February 18, 2020

Dear AnmoIS, Thank you very much for your feedback , we do really appreciate it. I would like to reassure you that the price shown as VAT it is just to out-line the total of it and it is not additional. However as we might think this can be creating confusion we are in the process of changing the way that it is shown on the bill. We truly hope to see you again soon at Delamina Marylebone. Kindest regards Marco

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Lisa
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab meal thank you so much absolutely fantastic meal

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vipPaula
London
11 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love it there! It's a bit small, but super cosy. The food is super delicious and the ambiance is great!
Ideal for girly catch up or a date.
Prepare to spend £30 pp (without much drinking) if you're hungry, as it's kind of a 'small plates' concept. But all the smaller dishes are worth the money and its nice that you can try many things.

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PaulineL
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining room, and tasteful menu at a great price.

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CaitlinW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five of us got together to celebrate a friend's hen do. A bottle of prosecco, a few cocktails lots of small plates and a gorgeous cheese cake later we all left extremely happy. Cracking service and vibe throughout the evening - the food is amazing!

I've been here a few times for lunch as well. Great value lunch menu but no compromise on the deliciousness of the meal.

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PaulS
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Lovely food, good location, good prices. Unusual decor with good acoustics but on the day we went there was a strange mood among the staff. They were professional with us, and definitely not rude, just not friendly. Possibly something had happened earlier in the morning to explain it.

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EdwardD
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Really interesting flavours. Reasonably priced. Good service

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NunoG
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice staff, good food but downstairs very noisy and not enough space in between tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Unreal food, lovely vibe, slow service.

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ElleL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food cozy vibe service could be quicker but delicious food and lovely escape from the chill to the Mediterranean!

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PhilipB
London
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous flavours, good service and very handy location

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PeterA
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great friendly informative empathetic and cheerful service - including turning off the music which in our corner of the restaurant was initially too loud. Food authentic and tasty.

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waitinggame
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious lunch with friends. Staff looked after us very well.

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Emuli
London
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The place is nice but neither uf us liked our food very much.

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vipMs0902
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing food! Out of this world on taste levels! Would definitely be returning to try other dishes.

However, the staff was pretty nosy, over-attentive and kept prying on us multiple times. Multiple waiters asked us the same question every two minutes. There wasn't much privacy. One of them also took away my friend's cocktail glass before she finished.

Other than that - fab food and ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

All good... tables a bit dirty and small but food very good

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AlessandroR
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great and delicious