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25 Walton Crescent, Oxford OX1 2JG, England
+44 1865 310066
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wanted something a little bit different during first visit to Oxford and based on reviews decided to give Lebanese a try. It was early so very quiet but there were no smiles as we entered the restaurant and were shown to a table. No one approached us for at least 15-20 minutes. We started to order various hot meze from... More 

Thank 64Teepee
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my family last week, 2 adults and 2 kids, the foods were very tasty and the service were excellent. the kids loved the vegetables with Humos.

Thank OxfordLion
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd been looking forward to eating here as we love Lebanese food and can't get it locally. It didn't disappoint - extremely tasty. And given that we're quite awkward to feed - I'm gluten and dairy free and don't eat red meat, my husband is vegetarian - an amazing amount of choice. We went for mezes rather than main courses... More 

Thank lightmoorlass
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been meaning to visit for a while, so was pleased to find I'd accidentally booked a hotel directly above the restaurant. We had a lovely welcome. I had a headache so my husband chose the food. I thought he hadn't ordered enough, but the portion sizes were good and we had more than plenty. Part way through the... More 

Thank Louise E
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called to reconfirm booking only to find no available table on arrival and forced to stand around by the toilets with my 4 female friends waiting for 25 minutes. No apology, no offer of a free drink, and nowhere to sit! Tried to phone somewhere else, but impossible in Oxford on a Friday night, so had to tough it out.... More 

Thank Nic H
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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?