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“Hidden upstairs off Rundle St you'll find a nice surprise”
Review of Al Amir - CLOSED

Al Amir
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 3, 2012

We popped in on a Friday evening after a little walk through the shops on Rundle Street. Not knowing what to expect we were surprised with both the quality of the food and service we recieved.
Having decided to select a table full of Mezze dishes to share between the two of us instead of ordering mains the host was very good at helping us choose when we got stuck. And what a good choice we made. In all we had 6 Mezze dishes as well as dips and breads and well we were stuffed by the end of it all. Great pastries, stuffed vine leaves and flavoured chicken wings all well cooked and with an array of flavours.
Every dish was great and even though they currently don't have a liqour license the recommended traditional soft drinks were tasty.
Even though it felt like we had eaten our way through Lebanon we still had room for a traditional coffee and a selection of desserts which not knowing my Labanese culture would say were more Turkish until closer inspection of the sign realised the restaurant is also Mediterranean.

Good for all parties and prizes range from affordable to mid range. The idea of sharing Mezze certainly worked well.

Impecable service through out, helpful and not pressured I would certainly recommend if you want to try something a little different try Al Amir

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1  Thank zuzahandbear
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

Visited on a Monday night. Not much else open. Sat upstairs to watch the world go by. Food was ok but plentiful. Staff knowledgable . Food was served quick more for the tourist than fine dining.

1  Thank Steve D
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

I concur with everything the above reviewer said, I also sat near the window to enjoy the beautiful façades of rundle st's buildings.
A group of 6 of us chose all the entrees and salads to share. Filling and succulent dishes which we all really enjoyed. we had so much to eat, yet it only cost $20 per person. A bargain and a place we'll return to. The atmosphere on a Tuesday night was lacking, as there were only 2 tables occupied.

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Thank lisaaw
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

We visited Al Amir using a 'feast' multi-dish daily deal voucher. Al Amir is on the corner of Frome and Rundle and upstairs so there is only a small entrance off the street. Upstairs the room is open and light because of the large windows and corner location. If you face towards Rundle St the view is surprisingly good, as you look across at the previously un-noticed heritage facades which sit above ordinary shopfronts at street level.

The dining room is quite basic and somewhat dated - tile floor, chairs and tables are nothing special, plates, cutlery and presentation fairly simple, some scenic wall murals painted below wall arches a little dubious, but the food is for the most part good to excellent.

The savoury Middle Eastern flavours can be delicious; one or two things were bland and disappointing (whitebait and chips, for example, some of the pastries, and the dessert). The half moon pastry and meats on a stick were really good, succulent and savoury.

Service wasn't too bad, with the staff explaining dishes as they were served up. Sometimes the gap between courses was a little too long.

I will be coming back as I really enjoyed some of the savoury flavours, but will be avoiding the dishes I found bland and sticking to the good ones in future.

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Thank Mr_Henry_B
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