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“Turkish food in Hampstead”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Zara

Zara
Ranked #4,875 of 22,376 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $49
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Winchester, United Kingdom
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286 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Turkish food in Hampstead”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

Described to me as Greek by a local ! Busy restaurant on at Saturday evening. Good food and atmosphere. Service works well enough.
Meal with wine £ 34 {June 2012}

  • Visited June 2012
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2 Thank tankerton1944
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London, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Average across the board”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2012

Went for lunch with partner and two children after walking across Hampstead Heath. Partner thought it was a Greek place before we got there, but I was happy to find it was Turkish as I much prefer Turkish over Greek. The place was not too busy, with one large party and two small ones when we were seated. Service was...well, he seemed a little bit annoyed that he had to deal with customers. I counted three eye-rolls during the meal when we asked for things like drinks, olive oil for the tabuleh (it came with nothing on it at all, making it just a bowl of parsley really) and the bill. The food was ok if unremarkable. The meatballs had a strong lamb taste to the point you couldn't taste much else, the tabulah came undressed as mentioned, but the vegetarian moussaka was good. I don't feel cheated or anything, but with so many other choices in the Hampstead Heath to Belsize Park area, I don't see any reason to go back.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank UK_Gator_67
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Nice, France
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Turkish delight on Hampstead Heath”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2011

For decades this place was rustic Italian and quite wonderful. Then sometime in the late 90s, before Starbucks hit Hampstead, Zara's opened up. We were regulars when we lived in Belsize Park. Went back there Friday and Hussein remembered us, everyone was super friendly. His now teenage daughter looked gorgeous , and if anything it was even better. Love the mucver courgette fritters especially. Fabulous food for veggies and great light meat dishes. By that i mean dishes that include vegetables as real ingredients, with meat as an adjunct. We need more of them everywhere.
Transport: sure it's close to Belsize Park tube, but the BEST thing is to meet your friends from Hackney, Richmond, Kew, all across London. Much nicer than convening in the West End. Get the super improved (thankyou Westfield ?? ) upgraded north London line to Hampstead Heath. Drinks first at the Magdala or Garden Gate both gorgeous pubs. Enoy.

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4 Thank JennyInnervision
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