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“Still fantastic but Not as good as Kenza”
Review of Levant Restaurant

Levant Restaurant
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Ranked #2,630 of 24,404 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$ 40 - US$ 108
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Marylebone
Description: Levant restaurant in London's West End is so much more than a Middle Eastern eaterie. Nestled between bustling Oxford Street and Marylebone High Street, it transports you via a unique experience to more exotic lands. The interior of this ultra-atmospheric restaurant and Mezze Lounge are decked out in bold colours with sensuous fabrics and authentic details, softly lit and saturated with the aroma of gently-burning incense. The authentic Lebanese menus from mezze to grilled fish, meat and fresh salads offer a myriad of spices, textures and flavours. Belly dancers perform every evening to add to Levant's sensory treat, and at weekends a resident DJ samples cool beats until the early hours.
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Have previously been to Kenza, a sister restaurant, and had a most fantastic experience.
Therefore, was looking forward to trying this restaurant.
We went for a late dinner for a b'day celebration. Parking was available very close to the restaurant.
The restaurant itself was located in an alleyway, off Wigmore Street. A little difficult to spot as there was no signs on the main road. Best to follow a map on the phone.
The decor was very similar to Kenza, with flights of stairs leading down to the restaurant, the water fountains with flowers an petals, etc.
Once inside, the restaurant seemed much smaller than Kenza.
The place was absolutely packed; we were the last table.
We ordered two Feast meals (3 & 4) and half grilled chicken and mini sausages. The Feast were fantastic!
A great selection of starters; loved the bread, different from Kenza.
The main course was a little small in porrion size.
The half grilled chicken for £18.95 (?) was almosy ridiculously small in size.
We finished with a selection of desserts, which were very nice and with hot Tea. A selection of fruits came in last.
We had a good and fast service.
Though, was a little disappointed with the waitress who served us, a tall young lady with glasses. There was no smile or friendliness at all; almost as if the smile was permanently wiped off! Maybe due to tiredness? Still not acceptable.
The ambience in the restaurant was great and overall we had a good experience.
Definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Tanvir T
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

After looking for a middle eastern restaurant that provides entertainment too, I came across this wonderful hidden gem and it turned out to be such a wonderful and authentic evening. Myself and a small group of us went (Table of 4), we pre booked as it was a Saturday night.. the layout of the restaurant is very much how it would be if we were actually abroad and in Lebanon, very close together and not much room, but it was still beautiful inside the restaurant and decorated to it's cuisine. We ordered from the feast menus.. the mezze which consisted of small plates and a mix grill, with various deserts to share between 2, it was £36 per person which was slightly high and we added a starter which was a small sized bowl for £6 which wasn't in the mezze, along with drinks 2 cocktails at £10 each. The total bill for the 4 of us came to £196 which included the 4 mezzes, 2 starters, and 4 cocktails. They had a belly dancers who came out around 10pm which was lovely and they danced around us whilst we were seated and enjoying our food which was lovely, the music got really loud and the vibe was great. the overall experience was everything you'd want your Saturday night to be.. the only downfall was the service was fairly slow as it was so busy, and the prices are slightly over priced. I can't fault them for authenticity, the food was very tasty and the dancers were great, was a really enjoyable evening and i would return again. Next time i think i would go more so for the entertainment and a couple of drinks & small bite to eat.

Thank Christina C
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Authentic excellent Middle Eastern Food and Moroccan wine. Humus, eggplant, grilled sea bass and lamb tagine. Even comes with belly dancing shows!

Thank Paulyn W
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

I went yesterday with my friend it was an amazing experience honestly we enjoyed the food and the stuff were so nice to us
And the show was fabulous, we will be back again definitely

Thank meriemamellouk
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Visited Levant on a Friday night - tried to book from their website through TopTable (I think) which told me they had no space - but I took the extra step to call in, and the really helpful guy on the phone (it's a number which covers both restaurants, Levant and Kenza) booked me a table no problem within a couple of minutes.

Levant is a located off Wigmore Street actually on a little side alley called Jason Court. You descend about 2 flights of stairs (not sure if there are other accessibility options) to the bar area which doubles as a bit of a dance area (for some) and then a couple more steps into the main dining area which is probably about 50 tables.

The menu has a good selection of cocktails and wine offerings (ask them to go easy on the ice!). There were 4 set menu offerings from about £25 per head to about £45, which are primarily different by the main dish, baby grilled chicken, (essentially a mixed shish), salmon, or lamb (there was one more that you had to order 48hr in advance which I didn't pay much attention to).
We ordered from the à la carte menu, Tabbouleh, Halloumi, lamb Sambousek, cheese Sambousek, and Soujoc and a mains of Lamb (which came with salad and rice) and Chicken. Everything was really good - I can't fault anything - and the cost of £129 including a bottle of still water and 4 cocktails wasn't too prohibitive for London prices.
As you can see the set menu is definitely worth a look if you like the same main.

Service was really good, they were very much paying attention to where you were with your meal to bring the next course.

We didn't stay for the belly-dancer as we had another event to go to, but the party definitely felt like it was getting started as we left about 11ish with the DJ playing.

I highly recommend Levant from my experience.

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Thank v1per
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