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“A fantastic find - excellent in all ways!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tarboush Cafe

Tarboush Cafe
57 Market Street, Watford, England
01923 248898
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Ranked #1 of 188 Restaurants in Watford
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: We are a small friendly restaurant close to the centre of Watford. We serve authentic freshly made lebanese cuisine and have an all weather garden area where people can eat, relax, maybe smoke a shisha pipe and forget they are in the Britain for a little while. We are open 11am till midnight, seven days a week.We can cater to large and small parties so if you are planning an evening out give us a call or pop in and see us.Hopefully we will see you soon.
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“A fantastic find - excellent in all ways!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

This is the kind of place we've despaired of finding in Watford...& here it is. Atmosphere hits you as soon as you arrive, and the clientele and staff are great, mixed, lively, professional. Food, service, engagement, all just perfect. And crazily good value. Need to book!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Fantastic friendly restaurant, worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Fantastic friendly restaurant, worth a visit. Good food, good ambience, friendly welcome at a good price. Don't foreget to take your own booze.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent service, average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Excellent service and value for money - portions are adequately sized. I felt the meat from the meat mezze was greasy and overcooked. The dessert, fried noodles with cheese in syrup, was sickly.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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TarboushWatford, Manager at Tarboush Cafe, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you for your review. I am sorry you did not enjoy the food as much as we hoped. Not everyone will enjoy every dish and perhaps if you come again we could offer you alternative dishes which I'm sure you will enjoy. Perhaps our chicken shish or lamb kofte will be more to your liking.

The meat in the mezza is sharwarma. These are slices if meat, marinated, layered on a rotisserie and slowly cooked. For sharwarma fattier cuts of meat are used otherwise the meat would become dry and hard during the cooking process. The only fat in the sharwarma is naturally occuring meat juices.

The dessert I believe you had was knefeh, a traditional dessert. the noodles are not fried but baked with butter into a pastry and topped with a soft cheese. This is then served with a warm syrup. It is a very rich dessert and not to everybodies taste.

We hope you will visit us again so we can show you how good our food can be.
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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Another excellent trip to Tarboush, great food, great service, great atmosphere. Keep up the excellent work guys!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Watford, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food. Great value & service :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

We saw the ratings on trip advisor and thought about coming here. After 2 different friends told us how good it was we booked a table. Wow! We wish we had come here sooner!
A nice a d friendly restaurant where you can bring your own wine for a £2 corkage fee per person, much cheaper than any house wine in another restaurant!
We are halloumi cheese, society sausages, hummus with lamb and fallaful to start. Then on the owners advise we shared a main course (mix grill) the portions are generous and excellent quality meat.
Before we left we had a look in the garden, very atmospheric. We'll ask to go in there next time.
A great experience if you like food and different experiences. We eat out a lot in a wide range if restsurants and we think its a great place!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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