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Tarboush Lebanese & Mediterranean Cuisine

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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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About
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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
CUISINES
Lebanese
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed July 6, 2022 via mobile

In Watford for the evening and chose well for our meal. Visually interesting, very friendly and efficient stay including Tamil and delicious and fresh mezze. Fresh parsley, coriander, pomegranate seeds elevated the dishes. Foul mesdames with very well cooked fave and chickpeas. Partner much enjoyed...the lamb. If you find yourself in Watford, make this your first choice for dining out!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 6, 2022 via mobile

We been served by Krishna and he was so Friendly. We were new to Lebanese cuisine and he guided us the best menu we could have. It's also pocket friendly

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 26, 2022 via mobile

I've been twice and on both occasions really enjoyed the large portions of delicious food. You will not leave hungry. The vibe is great and so is the service. Most recently Krishna served us - super friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022

I had an excellent dinner here last Wednesday. The atmosphere and decor is truly authentic and you are whisked off within moments to Arab lands. I ordered the vegetarian Mezze for one person and it was a delicious large plate of two kinds of hummus,...falafel, vine leaves, bata hara, a delicious warm tomato dish and so much more, all served with tasty warm bread. I had bought a bottle of white wine locally as Tarboush doesn't serve alcohol. The service was excellent and the manager Tamim really helped make me feel comfortable as a solo diner. She was very understanding about my order too. It was the night before my Mum's funeral at West Herts Crematorium and it could not have been a better setting for me to have a meal in her memory. Thank you to all the team at Tarboush, especially the chefs in the kitchen. I cannot recommend it enough. I will definitely be back next time I am in Watford.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022 via mobile

We had a party on Saturday night, and we were pleased by everything Tarboush offers, great atmosphere, great food and great service! Tamim served us , he was fantastic and very professional .... we will definitely be back again! Many thanks to the whole team...from Tarboush!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 11, 2022 via mobile

Amazing place, beautifully decorated and the food was really nice. We went there for a family birthday and from start to finish the staff were excellent, they did everything they could to make our birthday celebration a special one. Food wise some of our party...ordered the vegetarian meze which they loved we also ordered the banquet for two which was massive, there is no way you’re leaving hungry after that. All the food was cooked well and was tasty with great flavours. We sat inside the restaurant, the lantern room I believe. As others have said park in the multi-storey on the ring road next to the travel lodge, it’s about a 3 min walk.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022

This place is off the town center. Service was relaxed and friendly, decor really pretty and puts you in the mood for mideast food. Menu is extensive. Staff recommended us to tweak our spread because we did not know they had generous portion. Thank you...for that! We had a long wait for our daughter to join us. The friendly staff managed to feed her shortly after she came with no complains at all. We parked at the multistorey carpark at Exchange Rd. It was an easy walk back. Staff do not mask up now though website says they do. Probably because of rule change. But we felt comfortable and safe. Great evening. Will revisit.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 2, 2022 via mobile

Worth a visit, friendly staff although maybe not too experienced so keeping on top of service was slow. Alina was very friendly though and when we said we needed to go as had been waiting a while for food but had another booking she helped...bump us up to get it to us. BYO drink which is great. I have been a number of times and would happily returnMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 28, 2022

Shoutout to the whole Tarboush team! Excellent food, amazing atmosphere, superb customer service. As me and my friends had a last minute urge to eat Lebanese food, we travelled over 40 minutes to get to Watford and eat in Tarboush. It was absolutely worth it....Thank you Elena for your amazing advice on what to order!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 26, 2022

On the recommendation of a friend we came in for a Lebanese feast and wow we weren't disappointed! The flavours were incredible. We picked a range from stuffed vine leaves and sujuk to shawarma and toshka and every single dish was great! The spicy potatoes...were a welcome recommendation too. All in all, very reasonably priced for the quality of food that you get. Well worth a visit even if travelling from further afield.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022 via mobile

Krishna was our waiter for the day and he was absolutely fantastic! So welcoming and accommodating, he really helped make mine and my friend’s first outing to Tarboush fantastic

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 2, 2022 via mobile

Mariana served quite a bit group of us tonight (over 20), and nothing was too much for her. She was bubbly, bright and kept checking in on us. She is an asset to your company!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 2, 2022 via mobile

The restaurant looks lovely and welcoming and the lady that waited on us was really lovely and super friendly. Sadly, the food was really disappointing. The lamb was really fatty and had a lot of gristle, my husband couldn’t eat his as it was so...bad. We did tell the waitress and she offered to give us some free baklava but I felt like the items we hadn’t really eaten should have been removed from our bill. I had the houmous with Shawarma and hardly ate that either. Such a shame as it looked so promising. Surprised as the reviews looked so good. Difficult to understand what happened today. We certainly wouldn’t go back!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022

10/10 service. Food came fast and staff was extremely professional. I enjoyed my experience at tarboush. Kristna is one of the best

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022

Krishna had very good service, best time we had so far. Very good food thats affordable, and milkshake was S tier. 10/10

Date of visit: May 2022
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RJeyam
June 1, 2021|
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Response from KayesIb | Property representative |
Hi, we do not sell alcohol but diners can bring their own alcohol ( not soft drinks or mixers) for which a small corkage charge of £2.50 per person drinking alcohol. We provide glasses and ice as required. If you have any... More
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Sarahgrace1985
September 14, 2019|
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Response from KayesIb | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, our kitchen closes at 11pm and we close at midnight.
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HabibS70
August 7, 2018|
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Response from Sammmie5 | Reviewed this property |
No Tarboush dont do delivery's to my knowledge.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tarboush Lebanese & Mediterranean Cuisine

Yes, Tarboush Lebanese & Mediterranean Cuisine offers takeout services.

Yes, Tarboush Lebanese & Mediterranean Cuisine is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Tarboush Lebanese & Mediterranean Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5