All reader reviews by Anonymous
Mazi is great! Put away your preconceptions about Greek food and enjoy something special. This is the most delicious and elegant Greek food, not "the usual" fare of kebabs, souvlaki, or moussaka; far from it. Instead, we enjoyed first courses of delicious little pots of grilled aubergine with soya and thyme honey, and of "inside out stuffed peppers". Main courses were equally good, and beautifully presented, as were desserts. These are novel dishes with a distinctly Greek influence, and almost as much a treat for the eye as the palate.
The room is pretty, but compact, and the service delightful and efficient.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Food 9 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 8
Having read the mainly scathing reviews below, we nearly cancelled our plans to eat at Al Hamra, but since it had a good write-up in Time Out ("Critic's Choice") we decided to take a chance. We were very glad we did.
We had a great meal and the service was good. We eat Lebanese food quite often and have been to Lebanon, so this wasn't new territory for us. Everything we ordered was more than good: it was very good. The service was friendly and efficient, and there was no automatic "discretionary" service charge; it was left to us to decide. The French house red wine (there's a more expensive Lebanese house wine) was fine and good value at £15. We didn't stint ourselves and had 3 courses each, and the bill was £125 including a tip we were happy to add.
I recommend Al Hamra.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Food 9 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 8