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“Cheep eats but a confused venue.”

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Illusions Bar and Grill
Ranked #16,870 of 22,674 Restaurants in London
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Willersey, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cheep eats but a confused venue.”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Flavas provides reasonably priced meals such as burgers and pizzas, nothing amazing but worth what you pay. They frequently have lunch time offers on making it a great place to have a cheep lunch. I have visited flavas twice now, the first time I went we had excellent and efficient service, the second time the service was very slow. The food was served quickly both times.
The venue seems rather confused with a variety of design styles in decoration of the venue itself and its menus. It seems undecided on what kind of venue it is. Also much of the place is sticky, sticky menus, sticky pin machines ect. The toilets were far below par.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“average”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

the food is good, the staff is nice....but average.......... you can find better!!! suitable for a casual evening, but surely not for an elegant occasion.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank mfith
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Mestre, Italia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Below average, both food and service”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The food is nothing special, I would say below the average in the Ealing area. Service is not very good either.
I went there because I wanted to watch a football match that they had advertised as shown on TV, but the room was noisy with background music at high volume, so you could not hear anything. There was an annoying draught, too.

As you can imagine, I'm not recommending this place...

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Marco L
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London, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Awful Service, Cold Food”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

Arrogant Staff, delivery times awful and out of sync, no care in the world. Never again and I will definately go somewhere else.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank JetsetZoom
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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A great student pub and shisha bar with surprisingly delicious lebanese food”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

The name 'Flavas Lounge Bar and Grill' Makes it sound far more elegant that it actually is. And on arrival you will feel the tripadvisor photos are abit too generous. This place is not somewhere you go for an elegant meal or drinks.

I am not discouraging you to visit though. I live 5 minutes away and eat here at least once a week and smoke shisha every evening. It has a warm community feel and is great for nighttime atmosphere with its chilled out outdoor seating. The food is actually really good. The european side is average but not horrible, but the lebanese is delicious. The Kofta Koshkash (I think its called), and the shwarma is well seasoned and yummy. As are the pastries. The shwarma is oily and the food is like lebanese pub grub but it is great for a casual evening.

The reviews have spoken about cold staff. I would agree that they are not that friendly. The shisha men and a waitress called Anna is lovely, but the rest dont act like they are happy to be there. I wouldnt say that is the fault of the staff considering they work ridiculously long hours for how much they are paid, I would be depressed too. This is not uncommon of bars and pubs in general as they work late, long shifts, rarely given break times unlike other professions, and are rarely paid above minimum wage.

I wouldn't let the staff review discourage you. Great for student nights, younger crowds, shisha smokers, drinks on a friday or a good causal lebanese meal. I would recommend it.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank ayseavci
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