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Al Tarboush - CLOSED

93-97 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AN, England
+44 118 939 3111
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible13%
Nov 26, 2014
“Terrible”
Jul 12, 2014
“Slow service and poor mezes that were not fresh.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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93-97 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AN, England
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Reviewed November 26, 2014

food terrible, small portions, very expensive. Do not ever take meze for more than 2 people or you will end up eating nothing and being charged a lot.

Thank FedericoMelis
La Fontana T, Formed owner at Al Tarboush, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2014

Al Tarboush, closed down last January????

Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Went here for an event with friends a years ago. Service and food may have improved but at the time I visited with a large group of 15-17 people it was slow. Food was average at best and the hot mezes were not hot when...More

1  Thank Josh P
Reviewed February 20, 2014

We went to Al Tarboush a few months ago to sample their Lebanese cuisine. We chose cold meze dishes: tabbouleh, hummus, etc., and these were particularly good. When we recently tried to book a table to return, we were very sorry to hear that the...More

Thank Lappini
La Fontana T, Owner at Al Tarboush, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2014

Thank you so much for your great review. We are very sorry that we have had to close too - we were just not making enough profit to sustain our restaurant. We really believed in our food and we know our regular customers really enjoyed...More

Reviewed November 16, 2013

Me and my partner visited this restaurant on Thursday the 31st October 2013, we'd been meaning to try it for over a year, but never got round to it, I can tell you now we will be going back! The waitress that served us was...More

3  Thank Tasha O
La Fontana T, Owner at Al Tarboush, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Al Tarboush. We are very pleased you enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere at our restaurant and we look forward to welcoming you again in the new year - if not before!

Reviewed November 12, 2013

Whilst the food was most probably better than average (meze was tasty and lots of it), I found the place to be in need of a good clean. The restaurant part was ok, however the toilets were horrific, toilet and floor badly need of a...More

Thank Sandra A
La Fontana T, Owner at Al Tarboush, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2013

Thank you for your review. We have had comments about the floor in the restaurant before - the tiles are marble with a grain running through them which makes it look as though it is dirty when in fact, it is cleaned every day. Our...More

Reviewed October 21, 2013

Food was nice, service was friendly, although when it got a bit busier we had a bit of a wait to have our bill brought to us (only one lady serving and hosting). A bit disappointed that the chicken Shawarma was on the dry side,...More

Thank AnnaP417
La Fontana T, Owner at Al Tarboush, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2013

Despite enjoying the food and service we are sorry to hear you will not be visiting us again. We will look into your comment about the chicken shawarma and thank you for your review.

Reviewed October 13, 2013

I discovered this restaurant over a year ago and have been back a few times since, after introducing it to friends and family. I have always had lovely, polite service everytime, and the food has always been fab. The desserts are those which I have...More

1  Thank Rakhee L
La Fontana T, Owner at Al Tarboush, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Thank you so much for your review. It is good to know that you enjoy our food and service and keep on coming back. Long may that continue!

Reviewed October 8, 2013

What a difference from a 'normal' chain restaurant. The food is so fresh, absolutely cooked to order and brimming with herbs and garlic. Everything tastes wonderful. Three of us visited and decided to choose one of the set menus. For £18.50 a head we had...More

1  Thank giddygideon
La Fontana T, Owner at Al Tarboush, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2013

Thank you so much for your review - much appreciated. Our intention is to serve fresh, authentic food and it is always good to know we are getting it right. We hope that you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed September 23, 2013

I don't understand why Al Tarboush gets some of these reviews. The service is always fantastic, no matter which member of staff approaches you. The menu may seem expensive at a glance but if you go in and actually see the portion sizes you will...More

1  Thank JaneSmitth
La Fontana T, Owner at Al Tarboush, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2013

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are delighted you always enjoy our food and service and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

My best friend and I had plans to eat Lebanese but our usual restaurant in Woking was closed for refurbishment so she drive over to my neck of the woods to try here. It was a Saturday night but the restaurant was not very busy...More

Thank fluffymovie
La Fontana T, Owner at Al Tarboush, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2013

Very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to our restaurant. We did hear about your complaint from the waitress on the night. We can only apologise that our food wasn't up to its usual standard - the chef on duty that...More

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Restaurant Details

Good for
Large groups, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93-97 Caversham Road, Reading RG1 8AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 939 3111
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