Maroush 1

3.9
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
193 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£26 to £40
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Lebanese
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Good for Birthdays
Maroush 1 is a must for all lovers of Lebanese cuisine. The original restaurant in Marouf Abouzaki's famous restaurant chain, it has become an Edgware Road institution over the last 20 years, frequented by celebs, oil-rich businessmen and their high-class guests. With kitsch décor, live music and belly dancers, this is a fantastic restaurant for group parties with family and friends. The acclaimed menu, with sensationally fresh flavours and perfect presentation, reflects the passion and energy behind the Maroush philosophy. Known for its attentive service, buzzing atmosphere – right up until the 2am closing time - and superb traditional recipes, dinner at Maroush 1 is a guaranteed fun night out for everyone.
What 193 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.9based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.0
Service
3.5
Ambience
3.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
MB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great selection of traditional Lebanese food and lovely staff. They have a belly dance session starting around 9pm which cranks up the volume but it's still alright - and entertaining to watch!
Been back twice now and will return in the future!

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Rubbish experience. Food was cold and looks like a day old. There was no manager in the restaurant that we can complain. Very expensive food. never ever we are now going there.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

Be prepared for belly dancing and extremely loud, blasting music... a bit inappropriately loud to enjoy a good meal. Wouldn’t go back.

C
Vancouver
48 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The service was very slow overall.
Some how as soon as we ordered our meal
They started bringing our whole order within 5-7 mins

EL
London
26 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Maroush was recommended to us by a friend and it didn't dissapoint.

s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Starters included the best Lebanese sausages I've ever eaten. Went early so v quiet - which was great.
Mixed Swarma was lovely and probably too much of it. The sauces to accompany were very tasty.
Waiter spilt our wine when pouring was the only lowlight

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The cocktails aren't great. Loved the kibbeh but the seasoning was lacking in the mixed grill.

JG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The food was amazing ... we had the lamb shawarma, mixed grill, baba ganoush, kafta meshwi. All of them were brilliant, especially with the 2 sauces they provide. The service was good ... we are at the corner in the basement so it was sometimes difficult to get hold of the waiter. Ambience / environment is nothing home to write about, but it was comfortable enough for the family. We went in early, so had it quiet ... but it started filling up pretty quickly around 7pm. Overall, brilliant food and value for money.

NR
London
78 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

The food is delicious but we were there for Sunday lunch and it felt a bit 'morning after'. Service was haphazard although they did apologise.

D
London
21 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good as always

LC
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fun night, great food and lots of it, excellent value for money

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We’ve had an excellent meal and we loved the belly dancing and live music, we will certainly go there again

BA
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Reasonable, the food is average compared to most Lebanese restaurants I visited in London but slightly overpriced. Overall feels like casual dining rather than fine-dining

M
London
50 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

My first time in a Maroush. Excellent, authentic food. Attentive service. And a reasonable charge at the end. What's not to like.

AJ
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

Very noisy, food full of salt, way too expensive bills included items never ordered. Used to be my favourite place but m never going back

SM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Met with a group of friends I hadn’t seen in a few years and was an ideal location for friends coming from Essex and Surrey to meet in the middle.

Went for set meals which took away the stress of ordering as a big group and we were able to dive into shared platters, enough food for us and good variety too

Live entertainment was a bonus to the evening which started with a live singer knocking out a few modern / well known songs followed by a belly dancing who worked her way round the floor.

Highly recommend!

A
London
46 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Old fashioned- the place needs doing up And it’s dark but the food is very good and good value.

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Over all , it was ok.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The ambience and the singer perfect. The food average

PT
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Loved the food, and the service was excellent. Friendly atmosphere, and not rushed.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Got the shawarma mix served cold as it was lying on the counter waiting to be picked by the server.

Mixed grill was average quality. I came from Atlanta and honestly even an average middle eastern or Persian or Lebanese restaurant there has better quality and quantity food to offer than this one.

Not too impressed at all.

DM
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Loved this place, would definitely go back again and again . The live music was fantastic, as well as the food and cocktails. Very reasonably priced. All our dishes came at once, so we could pick away at it while we enjoyed the live entertainment and have drinks.

NL
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The Food and Service was great the only thing that let it down was the decor was not in Lebanese Style and the washrooms were untidy with broken toilet seat.

S
London
20 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Really fun experience with the belly dancing!

S
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is amazing. Please try the garlic sauce and thank me later! The belly dancing was a nice add on. Reasonable prices too!

DM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I love it. Still one of my favourite Lebanese restaurants. Speaking while the belly dancing is going on is always a challenge as it can be too loud but otherwise than that the food is great, very filling and an ideal place for supper clubs.

VP
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service were both superb, however what did it for me as extra points was the huge complimentary plate of fresh fruits served at the end of the meal , bravo!

OT
Wales
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I'd recommend this to friends and family. Lovely staff and great good. Thank you.

KM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was OK. Service was food and pollite. Live show began just when we were leaving. Could have add that something to the evening.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious food. Unfortunatley missed the belly dancers, and the service was a little bit slow. But lovely otherwise!

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have always find Maroush 1 very comfortable and excellent dine out place.
I love the food and they have great command on the way they provide their services.
Excellent over all,
Thank you,

c
London
87 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I love this place. Great food and friendly efficient service (Vladimir is great). We always go at Christmas and have a fun time with a bit of belly dancing.

My only complaint is that they always mess up the booking which makes me nervous as we are usually a larger group. This time I called to confirm a table for 10, an hour later they called to confirm a table for 8. When we turned up there were 9 chairs. It always works out but I always worry that one day we won't get our table.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Fine food versions of the typical. Extremely tasty and fast turnaround!

T
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and fun ambiance. Music and belly dancing too.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I enjoyed every moment. The staff were amazing. The live music to the belly dancers was great

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice place and kind people. Food really tasty and good

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had a fun time with my partner. Loved the live music. Food was great. Service even better. Will definately return and recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I thank the staff for making our stay very memorable, it was great

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Have wanted to come here for a long time so I'm afraid to say I was really disappointed with my visit to Maroush.
I had pre booked a table but they stuck us in a corner where we could see none of the entertainment.
The bread was lovely but served way before our starter so when the hummus arrived the bread was cold and hard. Two starters arrived but we had to wait for the third so we couldn't start together.
Main courses were small and meat overcooked. Rice was cold.
Pricey for what was offered we thought.
Only redeeming feature was the complimentary baklava and fruit although this was spoilt by the milky tasteless coffee!
A let down.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

We returned after having been here 2 years go, so just wanted to re-live memories. Belly dancing was great.

1
2
3
5