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180 Cowley Road, Oxford, England
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Ranked #27 of 498 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Really great flavours, authentic, fresh and decent sized portions. Friendly service overall a great dining experience.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Went here on a Friday night with one friend and had a lovely evening. The restaurant is small, but has a nice atmosphere and decour. The menu is not too large, but has lots of choice. We went for a mixed Mezze platter to start and shared the Le Kesh couscous dish. Everything was very tasty and lots of interesting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Having spent time in Morocco and developing a taste for the cuisine, I was excited to try this restaurant. On arrival there was a 45 minute wait but the waiter kindly offered to reserve us a table while we went down the road and had a drink elsewhere. The food is fantastic, the staff are friendly... Highly recommended!!!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Been here a few times now, last weekend I was part of a party of 11. Two of us were a little early and decided to have a beer in the shisha garden, we both went for a bottle of Lebanese brew which was surprisingly nice. When the rest of our party arrived we took our seats and the manager... More 

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

All sorts come to this restaurant – couples, families, posh types, students, hipsters, gastro types... and that is because it is friendly, GREAT value and absolutely delicious. I've been here on a romantic date, also with friends visiting from out of town to show them the internationalness of Oxford, and with a large group for a party-drinking evening. The staff... More 

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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Came up to Oxford for the weekend and used Trip Advisor to find somewhere good to eat on Saturday night. Le Kesh had some great reviews so we decided to give it a try and weren't disappointed! Went with recommendation from the waiter and had a delicious meze to start followed by the lamb tagine which was aromatic and bursting... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I went with my 2 daughters and we all had a fantastic experience, let the staff direct you, we had the mix meze which was fun to share. The Lamb Tagine was succulent and Le Kesh Couscous was delicious. For dessert we had a selection of Baklava, it was so good we asked for more. In the background a pianist... More 

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

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