LayaLina

4 reviews

2-3 Beauchamp Place , London, SW3 1NG

Laya lina
Laya lina

SquareMeal Review of LayaLina

Looking good in shades of blingy black, silver and gold, this sleek Lebanese has a lot going for it and remains a resounding hit with the neighbourhood’s glamour-struck girls and boys. Capable staff serve up all manner of familiar hot and cold mezze (hummus, tabbouleh, falafel etc), plus high-quality kebabs, grills and stews for carnivores and veggies alike, but also look for perky riffs on the old repertoire – witness sautéed sea bass fillet with lemon and saffron sauce. On a summer’s day, the plate glass doors are pushed back to allow alfresco dining; by night, entertainment ranges from sinuous belly dancing to live music. Below stairs is LayaLina Privée, a foxy late-night bar complete with glitter balls, oscillating coloured lights and pumping music – post-prandial cocktails are half-price down here.

LayaLina Location

2-3 Beauchamp Place , London SW3 1NG

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020 7581 4296

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Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-12M

LayaLina's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 8.0

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Service: 8.0

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Atmosphere: 7.0

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Value: 7.3

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 4

16 August 2011

I went to Layalina with some old University friends for dinner last Friday after being tempted into the place by the fragrant smell of the Lebanese menu. I decided to be adventurous and order the Sea Bass which is someting I don't usually do (Seabass can go very, very wrong) while my friends ordered the Mezze. We entered the restaurant to a very warm welcome and were seated in the far corner. The decor promoted a much needed sense of privacy which is something quite hard to find in the centre of London, yet still provided enough comfort for me and the girls to chat the evening away. Our food and wine arrived promptly, tasted very fresh and the service was tentative, yet not overbearing. As the evening ended we were prompted to check out a cocktail bar called Layalina Privee, think it's owned by the same people, which is just below the restaurant. Perfect way to round off the evening.

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Food + drink: 3

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 2

Value: 3

16 March 2011

Slightly disappointed after all the great reviews. Food was good and fresh, but room was dark, cold and certainly not cosy. Also strange atmosphere, a bit like in a 90's discothek with shiny surfaces, black everywhere and glossy walls in black and grey. We were the only guests, like arriving to the disco at 9pm as the first guests. Would only go there again if all other reservations failed.

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

10 January 2011

Dined here a couple of times over Xmas/ New Year. Found the dishes a refreshing take on the old school menus and the quality and freshness of food was first class. Nice cocktails and the staff were good with recommendations, aswell as attentive. Will be going back again… especially given the amazing location!

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