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25 Walton Crescent, Oxford OX1 2JG, England
+44 1865 310066
12:00 - 00:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here with a large group of us. Food was pretty good - though personally I had better at Al-Salam. The service, on the other hand, was anything but good. Staff were - with one semi-exception - laughably surly and rude, absolutely zero hospitality. Food only arrived when we actually asked where it was. To top it all, at the... More 

Thank MattBilyard91
Oxford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A bit off beaten path. The service is fast and selection wide. Food generally good but basic in presentation and style.. Restaurant quite bright inside. Staff friendly but everything moves fast.

Thank James W
Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Followed review sites here. Its worth it. Lebanese food simply done in a friendly restaurant. We were there on a Saturday Night we had booked just as well it was full, of people of all ages having a good time. Its Meze and grills all done simply but tasted good. We really enjoyed ourselves

Thank rob E
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our first visit to this restaurant. Of the four of us, one is a Vegetarian. So each of us chose a vegetarian suitable course from the Meze menu and shared and all dishes were flavoursome. The mains were equally good and we finished off with a small typical Lebanese sweet desert. Service was fine and we will go... More 

Thank MGRob56
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice restaurant with beautiful decor and friendly staff. Also quite excited by the menu to find a range of vegan dishes on the menu but unfortunately let down by the food itself. Vegans have all the nutritional requirements of omnivores and things are improving but oh so often vegan dishes are created by leaving animal ingredients out without... More 

Thank Paul B
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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299 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I ate here with some colleagues after work one Friday. The food was OK, although with some VERY strange garnishes! The best bit was most certainly the pastries we had for dessert! The staff are a bit surly, and the toilets need looking after! But nice enough, and a nice light and airy restaurant.

Thank RachelMary D
Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Terrible service, food was disgusting, was ill the next day, I thought things may have improved after being closed down for health issues. they don't know the menu or food, don't know how to portion size for a group (tiny portions). the list goes on. they need to visit the med or middle east to remind themselves of food and... More 

1 Thank garyp786
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82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This Lebanese restaurant has been around for as long as I remember (used to visit when I was a young child and am now 37). The menu doesn't seem to have changed at all but it hasn't needed to. The food is high quality and delicious - particularly recommend the yogurt drink! Their website is very thorough and helpful with... More 

Thank sarat17
Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The food was yummy but the service was very very bad!! They're not welcoming and not friendly!! I feel bad for this i will back if i had a good treatment :( The food was late a little bit but not a problem too.

Thank Addo321
Oxford, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Went with a group of friends and had the set menu, two vegetarian, one meat and one fish. The starters were amazing (but I did miss the tabbouleh and the Lebanese salad was small and mean), good variety and all but one dish vegetarian, the other was a delicious spicy sausage. The mains were a huge dissappointment, a tasteless, single,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Walton Crescent, Oxford OX1 2JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 310066

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?