Maroush Live Entertainment

3.6
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29 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Lebanese
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On London’s Vere Street, moments from the infamous shopping mecca of Oxford Street, is Maroush V Lebanese restaurant. The Maroush brand was one of the pioneers of Eastern eating in the capital, the first branch opened by Marouf Abouzaki on the Edgware Road back in 1981. Now, more than 30 years on Mr Abouzaki is the proud owner of several celebrated eateries, each a celebration of Lebanese cuisine and an Eastern feast for the senses. Earning praise from the pickiest of critics, AA Gill among them, Maroush’s signature food is proudly authentic, prepared with the utmost of care using the freshest ingredients. With tables on three floors, Maroush V provides a range of settings; while the mezzanine is quietly intimate, and the main dining floor buzzing and relaxed our pick, the basement, is particularly vibrant from Wednesday to Sunday when live music plays and belly dancing breaks out as you dine on a varied menu of Lebanese mezze and meals washed down with the best of a fine wine list.
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PM
London
60 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2016
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

We were a party of 6 and on making the booking I noted in the conditions that for parties of 8 or more only the set menu at £40 per head was served. We certainly didn't want the set menu but since we were a party of 6 it was clear this did not apply to us. On arrival at the restaurant we were told that we had to have the £40 set menu and that this applied to parties of 6 or more. I explained that on booking it said it only applied to 8 or more but the waiter insisted that I was wrong and then brought the Manager who was very unpleasant and dismissive in her manner. Luckily I had my phone with the email booking and I read out the condition about the set menu only applying to parties of 8 or more. The Manager eventually agreed with me but her attitude left us all feeling very disappointed and wanting to leave as soon as possible after eating. We wanted to relax and enjoy the evening but this was impossible with this issue which dragged on for more than one hour. Wished we had never been as none of us enjoyed the experience after this long dragged out dispute and then very slow service making us feel very unwelcome. Would not recommend this restaurant after this very bad experience.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2016
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

The Restaurant was very cold, and the service was very slow and not well thought out. The tables were full, but not enough staff to wait on everyone in a reasonable time frame. Also, there was one member of staff who was truly very rude and made the evening unpleasant! Otherwise, fairly decent food and ok entertainment. I won't be coming again however.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2015
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very friendly staff in this tucked away restaurant, close to the hussle and bussle of Oxford Street but not enough to be disturbed by it, helped because you have to go down some steps to access it. The food is delicious, and the staff very attentive. There was promise of some great entertainment later into the evening (Saturday night) but we were not able to stay on for that.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2015
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, very friendly, wonderful entertainment!!

M
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2014
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Good food, good atmosphere however we did have to wait 30 mins for someone to bring us the bill, which put a damper on the evening.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2014
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great! Ambience was superb! First time experience of lebanese and it was amazing ! Definitely recommended wasnt overly expensive for London either !

H
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2014
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good food and service and the music and dancing was great fun

J
London
30 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2013
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was great and service was attentive. We had the set menu which was nice. There were quite a few meat fans in our group though so the amount of vegetarian starters was a downside. Perhaps they should offer another set menu option with a bit more meat.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2013
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Excellent location. Unobtrusive service. Food very good. I would go there again.

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2013
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was good and varied with many different options for different palates. The waiting staff were good and experienced at telling us how much we would need to order. They were keen to please and even bought complimentary fruits and small cakes for dessert. Would recommend as a nice alternative to a general dinner out. Good location too.

K
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2013
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

A well run restaurant just off Oxford Street. Ideal stop for lunch mid shop.

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2013
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great entertainment and nice fresh food. Have been before and will go again.

JJ
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2012
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We had a great table, entertainment and food was very good. Everyone enjoyed themselves and that is all you can ask for a Christmas party!

R
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2012
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

In my view it was an om evening food was ok but the belly dancer was really pretty and it was a nice performance.

JB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2012
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We went on a saturday evening and founf the entire experience to be great. Food was awesome and it was a family friendly venue. The singer was ok but the belly dancers were skilled!

One criticism we had was that two of our starters arrived pretty much immediately and the other two arrived after 15 minutes, which wasn't great.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2012
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The food at Maroush Live Entertainment was unexpectedly poor given the reputation the venue has (everyone in the party thought this), though the entertainment very much pulled the venue back up - it was excellent. Would very much recommend for a fun overall night out, just don't go there especially for the food.

AL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2012
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

As a returning diner at Maroush, they did not fail to deliver splendid food and a fun atmosphere. As we went on a Friday evening, the restaurant was busier than our other visit (mid-week) but the service was still great. I would highly recommend the Fatoush salad and Halloumi if you have a taste for all things savoury! I would highly recommend Maroush for a quick bite after a days shopping on Oxford street, and equally for a lovely meal and catch up with friends

AL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2012
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Maroush is a gem of a find! Just off Oxford St, it combines great location, with fab food & service. On arrival we were presented with complimentary champagne! As neither my partner of I were drinking, they gave us the rest of the soft drinks and teas on the house. We had a mix of mezzes for our dinner - the Halloumi and seasonal salad are particularly yummy. The grand finale was desert - you receive a complimentary fruit platter & Lebanese sweets. We will certainly be back!

g
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2012
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

We booked for a tuesday night and received a voicemail saying there would be no live entertainment and as such we would be seated in the main restaurant and to call back and cancel the booking if we wish. We sent ahead with the booking and on arrival were shown to our table. After our starters we were informed we were in the "wrong table" as someone else had booked the one were were seating at, which was weird as the place was hardly full at all. We moved to a new table grudgingly.

d
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2012
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best food and wonderful entertainment

RC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2011
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Maroush Live Entertainment in Mayfair last night was excellent.
We were given complimentary champagne, the food was very good and the entertainment was exhilarating. I will definitely be returning for more!!!

b
London
23 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2011
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food as always, helpful staff and a takeaway bag for my guinea pigs

b
London
23 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2011
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food as always, helpful staff and a takeaway bag for my guinea pigs

F
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2011
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Its a nice resturant and the food was nice. Belly dance was good entertainment for short time. Place was small so it was bit loud. Overall it was good.

The staff were very friendly but had a tendency to stand around the till point and chat amongst themselves.

F
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2011
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Its a nice resturant and the food was nice. Belly dance was good entertainment for short time. Place was small so it was bit loud. Overall it was good.

The staff were very friendly but had a tendency to stand around the till point and chat amongst themselves.

d
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2011
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good fun night out with reasonable value. Though there is a minimum spend, it is sufficiently low not to worry about.

d
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2011
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good fun night out with reasonable value. Though there is a minimum spend, it is sufficiently low not to worry about.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2011
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Maroush Live Entertainment

4 Vere Street, London, W1G 0DH
3 People, 20:15, 28 October 2011

The venue is nice; however, the entertainment was not that great it started at nine and was done by 10:30, the food wasn’t enough for three and certainly not worth the £35 per person.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2011
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Maroush Live Entertainment

4 Vere Street, London, W1G 0DH
3 People, 20:15, 28 October 2011

The venue is nice; however, the entertainment was not that great it started at nine and was done by 10:30, the food wasn’t enough for three and certainly not worth the £35 per person.