Al Hamra

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Trapped in the gastro-bubble of newly revitalised Shepherd Market, this unchanging bastion of Lebanese culinary tradition now seems a tad anachronistic. The menu is an inexhaustible, 100-strong selection of hot & cold mezze standards that yields bankable takes on baba gannouj, hoummos, falafel, tabbouleh & kibbeh, supported by a grill with real charcoal, meat-led mains showcasing at least 20 ways with lamb, & daily supplies of fresh fish – although you can always veer off the predictable path with a plate of lamb’s testicles or some chopped raw lamb with bulgur wheat. Kindly priced Château Musar, award-winning window-box blooms, & outdoor seating add some extra sheen to Al Hamra’s solidly sound cooking – although painful cover charges, surly service & acres of patterned felt are in definite need of sprucing up.

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Al Hamra

31-33 Shepherd Market ,London W1J 7PT

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Over priced for below average food

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Dec 2015

Visited this restaurant for the first time with my wife and the waiter suggested we try a few small dishes as we were new to Lebanese cuisine. We were offered 6 sharing dishes for 2 (small meze platters) i.e. grilled halloumi, humus, stuffed vine leaves etc... nothing fancy. The food was below average, stuffed vine leaves clearly came out of a tin and the mince pastries tasted like fried from frozen. For just these small dishes and a glass of water each we were charged £87 for 2 people. Definitely...

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  • Food & Drink: 2
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 1
  • Value: 1

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