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58 James Street, London W1U 1HG, England (Marylebone)
+44 20 7935 9839
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Ranked #2,230 of 17,147 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Neighborhood: Marylebone
Description: Recently refurbished into a stylish, elegant and vibrant venue over two floors with downstairs "caves" perfect for groups. Serving modern North African food from a changing menu, Ayoush is situated in Mayfair, just minutes from bustling Oxford Street. The outside street terrace is very popular to take lunch, mint tea or shisha during the day. Belly dancers perform Friday and Saturday evenings for diners to enjoy or even join in! The menu features favourites such as tagines, couscous, kebabs, salads, fresh fish and grilled meatsand the venue is well known for its Mezze menu. A full bar menu, wine and coffee menu with signature cocktails
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73% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have been to this restaurant several times and it has been great, the last time 20 months ago, but this time it was not as good. The lady who served us was very nice but served us moldy pitta breads, when we pointed this out we received an apology and told it had never happened before. No discount or... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Came to Ayoush with a friend for a dinner tempted by the website and the busy exterior of shisha smokers. However the food totally disappointed us. Bland, tasteless starter! Never been to a restaurant when chef refuses to use salt in his cooking! Tasted as bad as school dinner. Mentioned it to the manager who apologised profusely and ensured me... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Went there with couple of friends for a dinner. Food was lovely but service was not so much. We felt like we were being rushed. Waiter came in few times to take our plates before we were finished, eventially my friend got upset as she felt she could not finish her meal at her own pace but was being hurried.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I read reviews for this restaurant before booking for a party of four. Upon arrival was quite surprised by appearance of restaurant, appeared to be like a cafe. Had a decent atmosphere lots of people sat outside smoking sheesha. From website thought swanky restaurant. Service was very good, fresh orange £3.50 no table water or bread provided.Ordered chicken tagines £12... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Amazing restaurant. Amazing food. Amazing customer service. Everything about this restaurant was perfect. Staff always willing to accommodate our needs. Always on hand if we needed anything, willing to help. Very polite. Prices were extremely reasonable for a beautiful restaurant like this being in Central London. Will definitely recommend this place to friends and family and will definitely visit again!... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went to Ayoush with friends for dinner. I have lamb rained and it was very tasty. Spicy sausages and aubergine were also good. Around 10pm there was belly dance performance and it was good.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My boyfriend and I had a lovely evening at Ayoush, particularly thanks to the wonderful staff. They were all friendly, extremely attentive and had good recommendations. Our waiter, Khaled, ensured we had a great time and got to try a nice mix of different foods, with even some complimentary extras from the house. We really enjoyed both the food and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We've been to Ayoush yesterday night to celebrate my cousin's acceptance into a great UK Uni. The food was very good, from the starter to the dessert, very nice atmosphere and very very good service. Our waitress,unfortunately I forgot to ask her name,she was blond and from Greek originally,with a lovely accent..She really looked after us all night long, patience,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have been to many shisha places in London: Edgware road, Momo, Drunch etc., however I finally found the best service, food and Shisha in Ayoush...you dont need to travel to north Africa or Middle East to feel the spirit or the arabic hospitality, the staff members supervised with Mr Mido will provide all that in the center of London.... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

we went there for a shisha, it was very good, not cheap but good and you can spend hours smoking it and having drinks. Food was very good too. chicken tagine mmm, yummy. very well located, friendly staff

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