Al Hamra

Bronze Award
2 Reviews
££££
Lebanese, Halal

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Bronze Award

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 and cold mezze standards that yields bankable takes on baba gannouj, hoummos, falafel, tabbouleh and kibbeh, supported by a grill with real charcoal, meat-led mains showcasing at least 20 ways with lamb, and 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, and outdoor seating add some extra sheen to Al Hamra’s solidly sound cooking – although painful cover charges, surly service and acres of patterned felt are in definite need of sprucing up.

Good to know about Al Hamra

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Lebanese, Halal
Ambience
Traditional
People
Group dining [8+]

Location for Al Hamra

31-33 Shepherd Market, London, W1J 7PT

020 7493 1954

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Opening Times of Al Hamra

Mon-Sun 12N-11.30pm

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Anon

Over priced for below average food
18 December 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 would not recommend.
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Mr. Tim Z

28 January 2013   
This place been around for ages and offers typical, classical middle eastern food fare. Pretty packed small place with a slight old fashion feel to it. Don't expect anything fancy or any modern twists – bu good and solid quality
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