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Le Kesh

Certificate of Excellence
African, Moroccan
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180 Cowley Road, Oxford, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing meal with amazing service

I come to this restaurant quite regularly because I live just 5 minutes away and the food is always as good as the last time I go. I normally go for just starters the mix meze you can’t beat it. However there chicken risotto is one of the best I have ever tasted. Great atmosphere, also if you don’t... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Keaton B
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I come to this restaurant quite regularly because I live just 5 minutes away and the food is always as good as the last time I go. I normally go for just starters the mix meze you can’t beat it. However there chicken risotto is one of the best I have ever tasted. Great atmosphere, also if you don’t want... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I have eaten here a couple of times (mostly large groups of 8-10 people) and love their set menus for groups. This time, I decided to take two of my friends there for my birthday to sample Morrocan fare and was not disappointed. Food quality is consistent. Freshly made and full of flavours!! What made the evening special is when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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Wiltshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Looking for somewhere nice to eat while the kids were at a gig in the o2 academy we found this great restaurant literally next door! Fabulous food and very reasonably priced - not surprisingly very busy even on a Sunday night. Hoping the kids find more gigs as we need little excuse to do the 60 mile journey for this... More 

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Oxfordshire
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106 reviews 106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a small Maroccan restaurant, which is a bit narrow and cramped as many of the restaurants on Cowley Road are. We ordered alot of starters (including the mezze) which can be where these types of restaurants can shine. The food was fine but not unusual. The staff was friendly and helpful. It is not a bad option if... More 

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Kidlington, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Very cosy little restaurant with oriental touch. Simple menu, mainly tagine and cous cous, also fantastic starter set. We ordered chicken tagging which was very tasty, fragrant and aromatic. The portions are just right, not too big, not too small. If you're hungry take a starter as well as a main course. Really nice mint tea served in authentic Moroccan... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great little restaurant! Brilliant staff squeezed us in when we hadn't reserved a table.. Amazing food, good beer, great ambience and perfect location for us. You must try the mixed meze starter! : )

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Good food and fabulous service. I have to admit seeing a table for approx 20 set up next to us worried me as I thought we were in for an evening of poor service and long waits... totally wrong as the staff were amazing. Great food too !

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Kidlington, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is busy place! Be prepared to have the table booked in advance. Coming as late guest will get you place at small table in the runaway, kudos for staff for trying their best to host us (we didn't book in advance). Food is tasty, this place is considered to be one of best moroccan spots in Oxfordshire.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Celebrated my brother's 50th birthday at Le Kesh. Mixed party of different generations including three teenagers. Food was gorgeous - fresh and wholesome. Lamb dish exceptional. Pleasantly surprised re bill, helped by them not doing a ridiculous mark-up on wine. Really good evening with lovely service. No criticisms at all.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Moroccan

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