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Ishbilia

#1,393 of 17,544 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Belgravia
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8-9 William Street | Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9HL, England
+44 20 7235 7788
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Today
12:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is consistently good and refined but there is inconsistency in service. Some waiters look bored and barely smile Some others are very professional and friendly. We tried to call our waiter for 20 min to ask for the bill and he was not looking until another one came (it happened more than once). Also the rooms are different the... More 

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Thank Meryam S
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place after we went to winter wonderland. It's really well placed, right next to Hyde Park, well within walking distance. The service was top. You are greeted on entering and we were seated right away. The atmosphere is very relaxed and classy. We ordered humous which was served with fresh bread.. which was so soft and fluffy, I... More 

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Thank Mariam A
Brussels, Belgium
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just excellent Lebanese cuisine. Smooth service. The restaurant used to be rather crowded but now seems twice the size. Close to Harrods for those addicted to shopping

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Thank Peter B
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a chance to eat at this establishment when I visited London. I have tried authentic Lebanese food and Beirut before. The location is great. You're close to Major shopping. A very good place to stop over after a day of shopping. From the inside, the place appears to be classy. Feels like a proper sit-down restaurant and not... More 

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1 Thank Has T
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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1,113 reviews
524 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place round the corner from Harvey Nichols for the first time the food was superb we ordered great starters followed by the special lamb of the day with rice which was delicious followed by a mixed platter with lamb chops everything was lovely and everybody really enjoyed it . A big thank you to the owner who couldn't... More 

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Thank Martino B
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent choice of food and very friendly service . One of the best Lebanese food in town . Lebanese wines are excellent

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Thank Evrimasma
UK
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189 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many reviews of this Lebanese restaurant on Tripadvisor complained of poor service. This was not our experience. The food, which looked great, tasted somewhat bland and uninteresting. It was difficult, for example, to distinguish much taste, let alone taste differences, between the various different hummous dishes and the mutable. The chicken kebabs were ok, by very dry. Highly overpriced.

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Thank barklyeast
Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my office to Ishbilia for a team dinner and cannot fault the service or the food, both was outstanding! I would recommend the mixed grill and fresh lemon juice !

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Thank Nishaadali7
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I visited this restaurant recently during my trip to London. I have not had such a bad experience in restaurant in a long while. I am someone who hates complaining in restaurant. This time the experience was hugely disappointing! Whilst the food was good, everything else was shambolic, the waiting staff are rough to say the least, unprofessional and impolite!... More 

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Lisbon District, Portugal
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I had the dish of the day , on two different occasions & both times they were bad . The hummos too dry & the meat had lots of fat & tasted bad . Will not go back or do home delivery again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-9 William Street | Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Belgravia
  • Neighbourhood: Belgravia
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7235 7788

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

Staying in Belgravia

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Belgravia
Home to the vast majority of embassies and diplomatic residences in London, sophisticated and upscale Belgravia also boasts a wealth of luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants, and some of the city’s most stroll worthy lanes. While the prices here are high, taking a leisurely stroll through the streets of picturesque and elegant white stucco houses is free. Hyde Park and the Buckingham Palace Gardens are only a stone's throw away to the north, and some of Europe’s best shopping is nearby as well.
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