Fairuz

4.3
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206 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Lebanese

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Fairuz restaurant in London’s Marylebone is named in tribute to Lebanon's most famous chanteuse and cultural icon - a sweet, unguarded idea that, if copied, could lead to Bob Dylan the chippie or Cliff Richard the burger bar. Fairuz the restaurant is one of London's more relaxed and intimate Lebanese restaurants, with comfortable, rustic décor and a warm welcome. Fairuz still observes all the traditions: formal service, the instant appearance of olives and chilled salad upon arrival. But the décor, cooking, and staff are all pleasantly flamboyant and at Fairuz there's a general bonhomie among the staff and clientele. The Lebanese cuisine bursts with Eastern Mediterranean flavours - old favourites like tabouleh, foul moukaaka, and moutabaal do new dance steps on your tongue. The raw meat starters are unmissable. Good vegetarian selection and fresh fish.
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4.4
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3.9
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3.7
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3.9
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SM
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good food and very attentive

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the ambience, the attention of service and the food, always such a good experience! Well done to the lovely and attentive team. Always wanting to please their clientele!

K
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience2

The service doesn’t seem to understand the concept of space. Our conversations were constantly interrupted by the overly attentive staff who wants to remove any plate as soon as the last piece of food is eaten. The constant topping up of wine and water was so excessive that it was hard to get the flow of conversation going before we’re interrupted again. This aggressive service style has ruined an otherwise very enjoyable evening. Sometimes less is more!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Great food but staff looked tense and not friendly. Was downstairs and only had may 6 covers gave the impression they cannot cope. A little smile will go along way!

SM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We arrived at the restaurant and it was closed. A number of other diners who has booked also turned up. No explanation, no sign. !

y
London
359 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good meal and excellent service- always very fresh tasting

M
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A warm, cozy restaurant with outstanding food and service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time here and another great meal and experience!

F
London
58 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2016
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Had a pre-reserved booking on OT at 12:15 (afternoon)....turned up at 12:20....told by owner that restaurant wasn't ready to seat us for lunch for another half hour! Couldn't believe it!

S
London
18 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2016
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

aMazing food, we never miss this restaurant when visiting from the USA? The food is excellent, combined with the outstanding friendly generosity and hospitality of the owner, you will have the most fantastic meal.
lOve the area it is located in fashionable Marylebone, just off the high street.
a visit to London is only complete after a meal at Fairuz

C
Hertfordshire
17 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2015
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

We had the set menu, the first course of houmous, olives and salads was very good. The main course of grilled meat was ok but far from the best we've experienced at this price point in the market. Service was not great, needed to ask for water at least four times from three different waiters to finally get it half way through our main course. Atmosphere is rather sedate especially for a Friday night.

L
Philadelphia
283 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Always a pleasure to dine here. The mezza is excellent, as are the main kebobs. The set menu also is complete with a large fruit plate and sweets.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2015
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Very low value for money though the service and atmosphere are OK

LT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2015
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

After being seated we were informed that the credit card machine was not working. The staff were unfriendly and ordering and receiving food was laboured. It all felt very unwelcoming as if lunch at 2pm was an inconvenience to them. I have been to Fairuz five or so times in the past for different occasions but this last visit will unfortunately be the one I remember.

C
London
44 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2015
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Been a few times now and never disappoints. Intimate (read bijou), authentic Lebanese cuisine. Service is excellent and the Lebanese red outstanding.

s
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2015
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

the food is really good but the prce does not seem to be fair.

S
London
36 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2015
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Attentive staff and a good selection of hot & cold dishes. Very nice vegetarian options. The Lebanese cardamom coffee was an excellent way to end our meal.
Have eaten here before & the food has always been fresh, attractively presented and tasty.

L
London
18 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2014
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food but they charged us for asking fi4 a few extra mezze platters which shoukd have been included as they hadn't given us enough for the whole group despite having a set menu which was not cheap to start with.

N
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2014
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food good but expensive. Ambiance ok. Waiters not as attentive as on previous visit

NB
London
165 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2014
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

great place for dinner with friends, good variation on the menu

MG
London
279 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2014
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Standard dishes unwell, friendly service, wonderful Lebanese coffee!

LE
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2014
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

This is one of my favorite spots for local Lebanese in Marylebone. Food is delicious and service is good and also good value.

T
London
28 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2014
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

always a delicious meal to be had here, so tasty and relaxing.

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2014
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had dinner upstairs, well decorated little room. Very good food, fresh, well presented. Nice vibrant atmosphere. Good service.

D
London
12 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2014
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience1

Great food. Fresh honest Lebanese food. No gimmicks

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2014
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

excellant lebanese food,quick and attentive service good value- a very pleasant experience

e
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2014
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We selected this restaurant from Open Table's list. The menu looked good and we were not disappointed. We were too busy talking to go through their extensive menu so asked the waiter to bring us a selection of food. He checked our preferences, including those of one of our party who is not keen on red meat. (Many of the dishes are lamb based). A suburb selection followed. We can also recommend the house red wine - from the Bekka valley. Overall bill, including pre-dinner drinks, tea and 12.5% discretionary service charge, ca. £45 per head.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2014
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Well this is what cooking is al about or should be. The flavours were intense from start to finish, pricey but worth it. My starter of tuna tatar was subtle and my main course of rissotto ( always a good barometer of skill in the kitchen) was simply the bet i have ever had.

AC
London
305 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2014
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The lunch menu has been withdrawn but the lovely waiter reinstated it just for us, which meant good food at a good price. Great if you're in a hurry - we were in and out in an hour. Well worth a visit.

M
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2014
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience4

Superb tasting food, lots of choice, lovely ambience. Limited seating outside but inside has lovely nooks and crannies with Middle Eastern decor. Booking in advance as this is not a big restaurant and it seemed very popular indeed. Food served promptly and in all an excellent meal

YY
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2014
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambience and the food at Fairuz is always terrific and you are guaranteed a great evening!

M
London
40 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2014
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fairuz excels at offering the best of a genuine Lebanese restaurant experience: friendly, attentive and always available staff; a cozy and warm atmosphere ever so similar to what you would enjoy in Lebanon; a menu of typical courses matching the highest quality standards at a very fair price.

Definitely a place to go back to.

LP
London
28 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2014
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Fairuz! The food was fabulous - everything we chose was excellent. The service was attentive without being too much, even on a busy night when people were queuing at the door. We have now found our favourite Lebanese restaurant in London.

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2014
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I went with my family for a birthday celebration and opted for the £25 a head set menu and we were left very satisfied, the food was delicious and there was more than enough to go round! I had mentioned to them on the booking that it was my brother's birthday and they came out with a candle in the dessert which was a lovely touch.
The only issue we had was that where we sat was a little cramped and tight for my dad and brother (both over 6ft) to get into without disturbing the other diners, however it had little impact on the overall experience!

b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2014
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fairuz has been my fiancee's and my favourite Lebanese restaurant for a couple years now. While it is expensive and doesn't offer deals, it makes up for it with a great wine selection, attentive service and a romantic atmosphere. A warning, though: on Valentine's Day (when we went) the set menu was £30 per person (for ten courses!), so don't go on holidays if you want to order off their delicious a la carte menu.

T
London
28 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2014
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The best Lebanese food in London.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2014
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

On pre booking on arrival we were warmly greeted ,and then superbly fed,the starters, the salads,the main each delightful ,and the wines , ahhh!!! Heaven. We have been here a few times now and I greatly reccomend Fairuz good healthy eating try it ,you will be going back again and again.thanks for all the help with the superb Lebanese red wines.

G
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2013
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We were greeted with olives and a bowl of vegetable... as a party of four we shared some mezza and a KAFTA BILABAN. The starters arrived promptly, the quality was really good; the lamb was spectacular....really good, cooked really well. So much that we asked for another one. We had a red wine from their lebanese selection: again, really good!
Really nice atmosphere, and a very nice and smiley waiter..

YY
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2013
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is always delicious at Fairuz!

SM
London
48 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2013
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

I hadn't been to Fairuz for quite a while. Four of us had the lunchtime set meal. It was delicious and we had good fun there. Very good value at £15!!