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“Quaint intimate restaurant, standard good quality food but with cover charge per person”
Review of Fairuz

Fairuz
Ranked #5,030 of 23,571 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Marylebone
Description: FFairuz restaurant in London���s Marylebone is named in tribute to Lebanon's most famous chanteuse and cultural icon - a sweet, unguarded idea that, if copied, could lead to Bob Dylan the chippie or Cliff Richard the burger bar. Fairuz the restaurant is one of London's more relaxed and intimate Lebanese restaurants, with comfortable, rustic d��cor and a warm welcome. Fairuz still observes all the traditions: formal service, the instant appearance of olives and chilled salad upon arrival. But the d��cor, cooking, and staff are all pleasantly flamboyant and at Fairuz there's a general bonhomie among the staff and clientele. The Lebanese cuisine bursts with Eastern Mediterranean flavours - old favourites like tabouleh, foul moukaaka, and moutabaal do new dance steps on your tongue. The raw meat starters are unmissable. Good vegetarian selection, of course, and there is complimentary fruit and baklava with coffee.
Reviewed January 29, 2013

A quaint little restaurant. Wooden beams and a cave like booth give it a rustic ambiance, great for intimate dinners. Food was good quality standard lebanese. The chicken shish tawouk was tender and succulent as was the sea bass. However, the sea bass was served on an empty plate with no garnishing, no salad, no potatoes not even bread which at £18 for the dish was quite disappointing.
Fattoush and lentil soup were also good. Home made fried potatoes were a little over cooked but better than chips you get in most restaurants. The service was average, not especially friendly but attentive enough and the food came in good time. The mains selection was limited but I thought an interesting mix of options. Portion sizes were average, not overly generous. Before your order arrives, some olives, fresh bread and a bowl of fresh vegetables is served which is nice although I'd recommend they stop serving the whole tomato as I can't imagine how diners would eat that but the sliced carrots and baby cucumbers were nice to snack on. They also bring a very small bowl half baba ghabouj and half tabouleh with the dinner, however I did not realise until I got home that there is a £3 cover charge per person which makes the additional accompaniments less impressive. I'd expect atleast a fruit platter and a free bottle of water with a cover charge. The restaurant closes quite early, around 10:30 on a weekday. All in all I will be visiting this restaurant again as I very much liked the intimate setting and the food was nice.

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Thank Susi J
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

This place serves tasty lebanese food. Dishes like the hummous, baba ghanouj and the mixed meat grill stand out. However the service is more miss than hit: food orders either come too quickly or have to be chased. The waiters, when asked, are not forthcoming at recommending dishes. And on our last visit we waited 20mins for the bill (the place was not busy for a Friday night): in the end we had to walk downstairs and demand the bill so we could leave and get on with our evening! If the standard of service matched the standard of food, we'd visit more often. P.S what is the bowl containing enormous vegetables about? I've never seen anyone actually eat all of it. Why don't you serve some free pickles instead to go with the food?

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Thank Cypher B
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Lovely little restaurant with lots of tasty dishes . Definitely a cut above most other Lebanese restaurants in london.
We are vegetarians and really enjoyed the tomato salad with pomegranate and the babaganoush and hummus are delicious. Will definitely visit again .

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Thank mdvLondon
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Quick service, delicious food, generous portions, good value! Me and a friend had the mezze set menu and couldn't finish it! (glad we didn't opt in for the mezze plus meat menu which was only 5 pounds more a person but is probably adequate only if you are starving). Service was prompt and really good, can't wait to go back there! The only thing I didn't like is that because the place is relatively small and the tables cramped, it can get quite noisy if you have noisy neighbors.

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Thank Anna T
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Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Good lebanese Restaurant, it's a bit expensive but still cheaper than Noura (and a lot better).
Well located and the place itself is cosy.

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Thank Rebeccus
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