Layla's

4.5
641 Reviews
€31 to €50
Italian
Flooded with light and surrounded by windows to make the most of the views, Layla’s is vibrant, friendly and delicious. The perfect spot for dining with friends, a hot date, a family celebration – or just because. Layla’s serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner, with brunch every weekend and bank holiday Monday. Head out to the beautiful and spacious terrace for a new perspective of Ranelagh.
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ClaraL
Dublin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Terrace
Wonderful view. The food was delicious
I had sea bass and it was cooked to perfection with long stem brocoli with caramelised garlic
The Waiter who looked after us was great Craic
From Greece and brilliant at his job
All round fantastic night out ❤

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really nice! Would have loved to have sat indoors but it worked out ok.

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LaurenceD
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good experience food good service excellent , if u want the rooftop book well in advance

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LisaD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable lunch on the roof. Wish there were some better salad options though

Layla's
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Lisa, Thank you very much for the lovely feedback and I am sure you had a lovely experience. I will pass this on to our culinary team. Many thanks, Steve Restaurant Manager

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GeraldineG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fabulous restaurant. service superb such friendly professional staff, great vibe, wonderful table view spectacular.
Highly recomnend

Layla's
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Geraldine, Thank you for such lovely feedback and we are delighted to hear you had an exceptional experience on your last visit. We look forward to seeing soon. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The brunch was a sad affair. Chicken Caesar salad.. all deep fried chicken, soggy leaves drenched in dressing and tons of croutons filling up the plate. I did not enjoy it at all, very poor quality

Layla's
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for the feedback as it helps us improve on overall service and experience for our guests. I am disappointed to learn we did not touch the spot on your last visit and the food was not up to the mark. May I kindly ask you to get in contact with me on steve@laylas.ie to discuss further. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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MichaelO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable meal, the food was excellent and staff were all very pleasant - professional without being too formal. Cocktails were very nice and a decent range of wines, many at reasonable prices. The setting is lovely and tables are reasonably spaced (and not just due to Covid). Would definitely go there again

Layla's
Responded 7 days ago

Hi MichaelO, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such lovely feedback. Nothing gives us joy like knowing we delivered exceptional service to our guests. I will pass this on to the team and we all look forward to welcoming you back soon Mike. Kind regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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EmilyS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

The service and atmosphere was great but the food was very poor unfortunately - I had a diavolo pizza in which the base was quite soggy and tasteless. We also ordered the Caesar salad and the chicken was quite over cooked. We ordered a spicy chicken brunch dish which the chicken was also over cooked and it was underwhelming. Was quite surprised as I’ve visited sister restaurants in the chain where the food was great

Layla's
Responded 7 days ago

Hi EmilyS, Thank you very much for leaving us such important feedback. I am disappointed to learn that your experience was not up to your expectation and I can assure you that was not a true reflection of the standards we are known for. I apologise for the shortfall on our part and would love to invite you back to recover for the lost service. Kindly contact me on steve@laylas.ie to discuss further. Many thanks, Steve

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Nick
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The staff and food are both incredible, however, the tables (on the outdoor patio) are horrendously close together for any sense of safety when it comes to Coronavirus. More of a raucous bar for the privileged than a restaurant that cares about nature (they apparently have beehives on the roof). I likely wouldn't spend money here again, even though they were incredibly kind and the food was good.

Layla's
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Nick, Thank you for the feedback regarding your last visit to Laylas. I am disappointed to learn that your overall experience was not to your expectation. I can assure you that our guests safety and well being is our priority and we strictly adhere to all government guidelines to ensure the safety of our guests and colleagues. Kindly get in touch on steve@laylas.ie to discuss further. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Service was super. We were a group of four, they asked us for feedback as to which was our favourite starter which was a hard choice as they were all lovely. They noticed one of our mains wasn’t finished, they queried if it was okay (not in a pushy way) & they explained the reason they asked was they had a few complaints about that same dish that night so they would be speaking with their suppliers as this wasn’t up to their standards. We said it wasn’t an issue as everything else was lovely but he said we wouldn’t be charged for the dish. We were really impressed with the customer service. We had a lovely night & will certainly be back.

Layla's
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Anonymous, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such amazing feedback and I am delighted to hear my team went over and above to exceed your expectation. Nothing gives us joy like having a happy guest so thank you once again. I will pass this on to the team and we all look forward to your next visit. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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SheenaM
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Lovely setting and staff made a huge effort to make our birthday girl feel special which was really appreciated. The food was all ok with the exception of the tiramisu which was truly dreadful. If a plate of food is lifted off the table with a spoonful missing it is probably worth asking the customer what the problem is. We had a lovely evening and trying to focus on the positives maybe I'm healthier for not eating the tiramisu.

Layla's
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi SheenaM, Thank you for the feedback in regards to your last visit and be assured I will share this with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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clareG
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Sons 25th birthday

Layla's
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi ClareG, Thank you for the nice rating and I trust you had a lovely experience at Laylas and we all look forward to seeing you back soon. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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Elisa
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The place is amazing, the staff is really nice and the views are great too. The food is good but it would be great if they had some more options, like salads or more variations of pasta.

Layla's
Responded on September 17, 2021

Hi Elisa, Much appreciated for the lovely feedback and rest assured I will pass it on to our culinary team. I am delighted to learn that we touched the spot and we all can't wait to welcome you back soon. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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AlisonT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely setting and delicious food!

Layla's
Responded on September 15, 2021

Hi AlisonT, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such great feedback. I am glad you had a lovely experience and we all can't wait to have you back soon. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We had high expectations as we’d heard great thing about here. We had the ravioli starter, it was very thick + hard pasta and it was cold, but the flavour was nice. We had the rabbit ragu for main and it was dry and also cold, again nice flavour but needed sauce. All round disappointing as we really wanted a delicious Italian meal.

Layla's
Responded on September 17, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us in regards to your last visit. I am disappointed to learn that we did not meet your expectation this time round and rest assured your experience was not a reflection of the high standards we are known for. I would like to extend an invitation to recover for the lost service. Kindly get in touch with me on steve@laylas.ie and let us discuss further. Many thanks, Steve Restaurant Manager

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GeoffS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food and service was good. Our booking was early but the music was a bit loud and we were assailed by wasps.

Layla's
Responded on September 17, 2021

Hi Geoffs, Thank you very much for the feedback regarding your experience and I am sorry to learn that you were a little disappointed. In regards to the bees, Devlin hotel have partnered with Powers whisky to keep bees on the opposite side of our roof top which we will eventually use the honey for our cocktails and potentially breakfast. I can assure you they are quite friendly. I personally look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

On a whole an enjoyable dinner. The positives: staff are friendly, wine is excellent, great views and excellent desserts. The negatives: undercooked ravioli and the pizza was underwhelming

Layla's
Responded on September 15, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thanks you for the feedback on your last experience in Laylas. I am concerned to learn that we did not touch the spot on your last visit and I can assure you I will pass this on to the culinary team as it doesn't reflect the good standards of service we are known for. Thank you once again. Kind regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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anno
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to get to see this new hotel and eat on rooftop terrace,the wait dod not disappoint love the place, its been so long since ive eaten out I though I was in New York I'm serious it was a stunning little hotel, extremely friendly staff on reception and out waiters were vv attentive, funny and genuinely nice guys that liked their job, I'm going back asap

Layla's
Responded on September 15, 2021

Hi Anno, Than you very much for such lovey feedback and nothing gives me joy than knowing we exceeded your expectation. It's feedback like this that gives the team the drive to want to do more so thank you once again. I will pass this to the team and we all cannot wait to have you visit us again soon. Kind regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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Den1
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This is my second visit to Layla's. The food is consistently good. Every person both nights had an excellent meal. Tables are well spaced and we ate indoors this time in a booth which had glass partitions either side making us feel very safe. Wonderful views from all tables. I highly recommend a visit.

Layla's
Responded on September 13, 2021

Hi Den, I would like to reiterate my appreciation for your time in sharing such lovely feedback with us. I am delighted to learn you had a lovely experience and we all look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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Jess
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a dinner on a Friday night, food was delicious (the ravioli starter was a standout) and the service was impeccable. At one point we were asked to move to accommodate another group, and they comped us a free cocktail. Overall incredible experience!

Layla's
Responded on September 11, 2021

Hi Jess, Thanks for the feedback on your last visit and I am delighted to learn we exceeded your expectation. I will pass this to the team and we all look forward to welcoming you back. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit

Layla's
Responded on September 15, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thanks you very much for the lovely rating and we all can't wait to welcome you back. Many thanks, Steve Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s an amazing experience to celebrate birthday there.

Layla's
Responded on September 17, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thank you very much for the 5* rating and feedback. We trust you had a lovely experience and we hope to see you again soon. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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MaryD
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was lovely.Rooftop garden ideal.
Service a little slow,had to ask twice a few times.
Disappointed that I left my new umbrella behind me & when I phoned back just over an hour later there was no trace of it!

Layla's
Responded on September 10, 2021

Hi Mary, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I have noted your disappointment concerning service and would like to discuss further if you will kindly get in touch with me on steve@laylas.ie. In regards to your umbrella again I apologise however as a hotel policy we hand in all lost and found items to the reception but unfortunately we couldn't find your umbrella. I look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you back soon. Many thanks, Steve Restaurant Manager

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DanielleG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for our business meeting thank you for a lovely experience

Layla's
Responded on September 10, 2021

Hi DanielleG, Thank you very much for the lovely feedback and I am happy that you enjoyed the experience. We look forward to your next visit. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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FineDiner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Empty restaurant, seated at a table with a speaker above blaring out music, not necessary when restaurant is so empty. I did ask if it could be turned down a little (I like music but I also like to be able to hold a conversation at the table) the hostess said she’d turn it down - this never happened! We had to call attention of staff to place our order, after which we waited at least 20 minutes, no sign of our drinks - I reminded the wait staff (plenty of staff standing around chatting to each other) drinks arrived about 30 minutes after we were seated. I ordered a rib eye, 30 + minutes after order was placed I was informed that there were no ribeye left but was offered a strip loin which I was assured would be even nicer (it was tough and tasteless). Again we had to request dessert menus, I asked for coffee to accompany my dessert - my coffee had gone cold by the time my dessert arrived. All in all a really bad experience in what is a lovely venue. Finally, went to use the Ladies room prior to leaving and it smelt atrocious and clearly hadn’t been cleaned in sometime. A really disappointing experience 😔

Layla's
Responded on September 7, 2021

Hi FineDiner, Thank you for sharing such valuable feedback with us. I can certainly understand how this situation would have lead to your disappointment and acknowledge that your feedback on your last visit falls well below the high standards we strive to achieve. It would be my pleasure to invite you back and experience the amazing service we are known for. Kindly get in touch with me on steve@laylas.ie to discuss further. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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AlbertB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice restaurant, waiter was very elegant, eloquent and professional. Italian guy (won’t say his name)
Food was excellent too, Pizzas are exquisite, fish was nice and tasty.
Will definitely go back !

Layla's
Responded on September 7, 2021

Hi AlbertB, Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. I am delighted top learn you had an amazing experience on your last visit. I will pass your feedback to the team and I am sure they will be happy to welcome your back. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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Stelios
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place and service. Totally recommended for all day

Layla's
Responded on September 6, 2021

Hi Stelios, Thank you so very much for the lovely feedback. Nothing gives the team and I joy like knowing we exceeded our guests expectation. We can't wait to have you back soon. Many thanks, Steve Restaurant Manager

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Kash
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

While the food was tasty and service was good, I did find a long hair in both my starter and main course. The wine glasses were also filthy and had an overpowering chemical smell from them. Finally, when we ordered a bottle of wine from the menu provided to us, we were told that particular wine had not been included in their last delivery. We were given the same story for 2 other bottles we asked for. I didn't want to make a fuss as it was my friends birthday however, I did mention it to the Maitre D and Manager upon leaving and was asked to provide my contact details so they could follow up with me. I have yet to hear anything from them.

Layla's
Responded on September 7, 2021

Hi Kash, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback during your last visit. I am concerned to learn that you were disappointment with the overall experience and we did not meet your expectation. Rest assured I have raised the concern with our culinary team as it's definitely not a reflection of our high standards. I would like to extend an invitation whenever suits so we can recover for the lost service. Kindly reach me on steve@laylas.ie to discuss further. Regards, Steve

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NoreenD
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 cheese pizza and a classic margarita cocktail - the views of Dublin and the bee hives are great

Layla's
Responded on September 4, 2021

Hi Noreen, Thanks a million for the lovely review and I am glad to know you had an amazing time. We all can't wait to welcome you back. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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MariaH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful lunch in Laylas today. The whole dining experience was excellent thanks to wonderful staff who were at all times friendly but professional. Food was beautifully presented & tasted as good as it looked. No photos as I wanted to enjoy the lunch without feeling the need to preserve the moment. Arancini was superb (very large portion so diners be advised). Steak sandwich was tender & very tasty overall. Obligatory dessert of a sundae was lovely & not overwhelming in size thankfully. First time visiting but I'll definitely return.

Layla's
Responded on September 4, 2021

Hi MariaH, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such wondeful feedback. I am really happy to read the review and the fact that we nailled your experince is the reason why the team in Laylas enjoy doing what we are doing. I will pass this on to the team and we definitely look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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CathyHand
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from our waiter.

Layla's
Responded on September 3, 2021

Hi CathyHand, Thank you very much for the lovely feedback and I am delighted to know you've had an impeccable service and we all hope to see you again soon. Have a great weekend. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service, food was great! Always a reliable restaurant - definitely a go to for me!

Layla's
Responded on September 3, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thanks a million for such lovely rating on your last experience here at Laylas. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Many thanks, Steve, Restaurant Manager

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KarenC
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the great service.

Layla's
Responded on September 3, 2021

Hi Karen, I am delighted to learn that we exceeded your expectation and we all look forward to your next visit. Thank you very much. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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Minty
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service. The staff made it a very pleasant experience.

Layla's
Responded on September 3, 2021

Hi Minty, Thank you very much for the lovely review and rating. I will pass this on to the team and I'm sure they will all be delighted to know they exceeded your expectation. We look forward to your next visit. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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Robb
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Dessert menu a bit limited and not really great options.

Layla's
Responded on September 3, 2021

Hi Robb, Many thanks for this valuable feedback. I will pass on this to our culinary management team to be actioned. I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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CatherineO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly efficient service and good food

Layla's
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hi Catherine, I am delighted to learn that we hit the spot and the overall experience was exceptional. I will pass your feedback to the team and we look forward to your next visit. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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ZsofiA
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really amazing food & atmosphere, we had a lovely time.

Layla's
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hi Zofia, It's feedback like this that gives us the zeel to go over and beyond to deliver the exceptional service Laylas is known for. We look forward to your next visit. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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StefanieT
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service! Will def be returning :)

Layla's
Responded on August 27, 2021

Hi Stefanie, Thanks you so much for such great feedback and I am sure the team will be so happy to hear we all exceeded your expectation. We definitely look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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JackL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & sorted us with a fantastic table - very friendly staff & great food as well.

Layla's
Responded on August 26, 2021

Hi Jack, I am delighted to hear your last experience was exceptional and look forward to having you back. Many thanks again for taking the time to leave us a review. Regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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AndrewL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent, food was delicious and great atmosphere.
Definitely go back again.

Layla's
Responded on August 23, 2021

Hi AndrewL, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such lovely review. I will pass this to the team and I am sure they all will be delighted to know we exceeded your expectation during your last visit. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Steve Restaurant Manager

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FAQs

Layla's does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat.

Layla's is rated 4.5 stars by 641 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.