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180 Cowley Road, Oxford, England
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Ranked #28 of 493 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

What a lovely meal! I opted for falafel starter, very tasty. For main I had the tagine lamb, cooked to perfection with wonderful flavours, it was truly delicious. My friend went for the merguez starter, spicy sausage, again very tasty. For main he went for the mixed grill, not your usual, this was full of flavour. The service was excellent.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I'm a big fan of Le Kesh. Very friendly service, excellent food (the tagines, in particular, are great) and good value for money. It's a bit Cowley Road but it's well worth a visit. I go regularly.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Busy, buzzy atmosphere with tasty food. We opted for the mixed selection between 6 of us. Prompt, friendly service with little extras such as pudding tasters & limoncello drinks. Only downside was it was hot and our friend sweltered next to a hot radiator!

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Big portions, tasty food and excellent service. I wasn't a huge fan of the decor, but that's it. A very nice place to eat overall with a great variety of Lebanese and Moroccan cuisine. I'd definitely recommend this place.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Been here so many times, food is brilliant, fresh, tasty and looks amazing. It's a small place in Cowley road, so don't expect the ritz, if you want the ritz, then go and bloody pay the money for it. This place isn't cheap, prices have gone up unfortunately, but the food is good.

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UK
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We chanced upon Le Kesh on a soggy Sunday afternoon and were greeted warmly and shown a table immediately. The restaurant was pleasantly full, with a couple of people drinking a bottle of wine in the tent/garden/Moroccan styled extension at the back. We drank homemade mint tea and shared a generous plate of meze with side orders of tabbouleh and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I have never had Lebanese food before and I really enjoyed this. The yard has been turned into eastern tent with a unique atmosphere. I must highlight the jazz pianist who despite looking very young, was absolutely fantastic. Recommended.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The food this place serve is absolutely fantastic, I thoroughly enjoyed my meal here. I especially recommend the mixed mezze to start so you get to try a little bit of everything and don't miss out on any of the tasty delicacies! For main we tried the chicken tagine and the meatball tagine, both of which were very nice but... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Fancied somewhere different to eat, The staff were friendly and very helpful in advising me which meal would suit my needs. I wasn't disappointed, the food was perfect, all that I had hoped for and more. I would happily recommend this restaurant to anyone and will most certainly be returning in the near future for food and shisha, Wolf Media

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This place is only a couple blocks from my new home, and excited to have found it! I visited with a couple friends, and we sat out back in the garden. Cozy ambiance, nice service, and a quiet but lively vibe. Excellent hummus to start, along with a great bottle of Rioja. I ordered the couscous (pictured) and it was... More 

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Address: 180 Cowley Road, Oxford, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Cuisine: African

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