All reader reviews by andrea


We've been to Fairuz on Westbourne Grove four times. It's the Lebanese restaurant we like the most in London. The meze selection is great. The usual stuff (moutabal, halloumi, etc) is very well done, but they also offer more unusual dishes (at least, to us), like raw lamb meat (delicious!). The freshly baked bread is nice, and they offer a complimentary fruit basket in the end of the meal. The place looks somewhat `cold' from the outside, but the staff are friendly (and accomodating to family with kids, like ours). The bill is reasonable: we typically spend about 20 pounds per person with wine.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Overall rating 8 stars
Food 8 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 9

Magic Wok

This is the least child-friendly Chinese restaurant we have been to in London. We had booked a table there for lunch on sunday. We were six adults, three children, and a baby in a pram. The restaurant staff would not let us keep the pram. They asked us to take the baby (who was sound asleep) out of the pram and fold the pram away. This is despite the fact that there was plenty of room for the pram next to our table (and the restaurant was mostly empty anyway). We felt unwelcome and we had to leave: we went next door to the Four Seasons, where they had no problem with the pram.

The food is quite good, but I would not recommend this place to people with children. Other Chinese places on Queensway seem to be much more accomodating (and that may explain why they are busier that Magic Wok)

Sunday, April 09, 2006
Overall rating 2 stars
Food 5 | Service 0 | Atmosphere 0 | Value for money 3

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