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25 Walton Crescent, Oxford OX1 2JG, England
+44 1865 310066
12:00 - 00:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Things got off to a strange start with a series of weird events, including the waiter trying to persuade us not to order the cod because "nobody likes it". After ordering, we were brought a complementary platter of veg (as I believe everyone is), which included a whole bell pepper and other vegetables in their pickled entirety... when our order... More 

Thank Emily R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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334 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is good lebanese good! We had Baba Ganoush, Beef kebab, grilled vegetables, houmus, pitta bread and a sort of meat ball - really good I hope I find it again there as I have forgotten the name. All this as a takeaway at a reasonable cost. Certainly a very tasty lunch. Pleasant staff.

Thank hilarymunro
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A large group of us enjoyed an afternoon of cold and hot meze dishes in our own function room. Interesting way the large salad platters arrived, requiring preparation and once we realised we needed to chop up the salad all was fine. The food and atmosphere was very good and all the staff excellent.

Thank OXON111
Winchcombe, UK
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84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is about our 5th visit. And suffice to say we travelled from Bristol, Cheltenham & London to meet up here: and were well pleased with the effort. The restaurant is in a quiet Oxford location, near Ox University Press; light and airy inside. BUT THE FOOD.......starve yourself before you go....Armenian Sausage, falafel, aubergine, just fabulous. Suggest order 3 options... More 

Thank ArmenianJames
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Food not bad, but nothing special. What surprised me especially was the salad.. it reminded me of an OAP English person's idea of a salad, which is kind of strange given the theme of the restaurant. Ie I would expect to get plain leaves of iceburg lettuce and quartered underripe tomatoes with absolutely no dressing, at my 80 year old... More 

Thank MattDicko9
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is a great Lebanese restaurant in the heart of Jericho. I had a leisurely lunch there with some friends and a lovely summers day. The food was good and the staff very friendly.

1 Thank Graham S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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 28 November 2016

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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
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?