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Posted: Thu Apr 4 2013
Dalila is a Lebanese restaurant and bar lounge in Queenstown Road, located just after the Chelsea Bridge. It combines a contemporary and elegant set up as well as one that is warm and inviting, reflecting exactly what the Lebanese cuisine is about.
Our wine list encompasses the best of Lebanese wine as well as famous chateaux from around the world and our menu reflects the tastes of Lebanon; it includes an extensive selection of hot and cold mezze, which are perfect for sharing, some mouth watering grills and main courses in addition to delicious Lebanese desserts.
Average User Rating
4.4 / 5
- 5 star:7
- 4 star:1
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
I have to admit that the smell and sight of food At Dalila’s restaurant made the wait for my own main course unbearable. However the short wait was enjoyed by the warm welcome of the restaurant owner and his rare sense of humour. It is one of the singular restaurants I visited in London, where all satisfaction aspects were present at that particular evening: remarkable design (very elegant in fact), mouth watering food, joyful atmosphere, incredible wine, appetizing Baklawa made fresh at their restaurant, implausible welcome by the owner and the staff WELL QUALIFIED!! I cannot describe the feeling of being home yet in a very high end remarkable restaurant. Dalila will proper haunt you with its food until your next visit to this restaurant. I am very glad I was invited on this special occasion to such magnificent restaurant. I can’t wait to celebrate our Christmas day there. They do deserve 5 star rating!! worth every penny paid.
Friendly and Smart....!! Cold Meze starters were delicious and freshly made. Restaurant is very clean and smart and staff were very friendly and made sure everything was to the customers liking. My main course was Lamb which was a large portion with the meat just falling off the bone. Excellent friendly service with reasonable prices make this a restaurant to be visited again soon. A real gem.
Seriously faultless...exceptional 13 September 2013 I live 1 street away and it had now become our go to restaurant for guaranteed good food, great service and a friendly vibe. Even if it wasn't the next street up I would make the effort to travel. We have already offline recommended to many of our friends who have all been as equally impressed as we have. It's hard to know where to start with reviewing this restaurant, when every time you leave, its with a full satisfied tummy and also a smile on your face. It's definitely one of the few restaurants I've been to in London that finally ticks all the boxes on service, great quality authentic food, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The best thing about the menu is its not overwhelmingly complicated and the staff are always on hand to explain the dishes, ingredients and best of all some very complementary Lebanese wines. I really cannot applaud the efforts of this charismatic and charming restaurant that does not succumb to the wretched two sitting policy. You arrive, you order as much as you want and you sit back relax and enjoy a typical Lebanese dining experience in your own time. The owner, Tony, is welcoming and friendly from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, and trust me sometimes it really is hard to leave. I thouroughly and whole heatedly recommend this restaurant to all. Superb on so many levels. Service has finally returned with a friendly smile. I've had to mark badly for outdoor seating, as it isn't able to cater.
Outstanding food, service and surroundings! Being a great fan of Lebanese food, I have tried most restaurants in London, Dalila was one of the best. Home cooked food, very appealing tastes and fresh healthy food. Had the grills with a side salad and humus dip. Didnt have much space for baklawa but will try that next time!
Horrified by service! Three friends and I went here on a Friday night to take advantage of the Groupon deal this relatively new restaurant had clearly offered to bring in custom. As soon as the Manager found out we had a Groupon voucher (on our arrival) we were treated like a complete hinderance to his business. He claimed that he makes no money from Groupon, wished they didn't ever do it and preceded to stress that he had to check our voucher. Was this our fault....err, no. You would have thought that any custom would be welcome on a Friday evening when we made one of two occupied tables, meaning that atmosphere was lacking even before we revealed our heinous crime as Groupon revellers. Once he begrudgingly showed us to a table, we were given the choice of only one starter even though our voucher stated we were entitled to two - apparently this was an 'old' offer, although we proved otherwise by going online. Additionally, we were made to order rice and salad with our main as we were told that the mains alone were only meat. This is a true rarity in Arabic restaurants (the 4 of us have a bit of knowledge here as are all of Iraqi dissent); yet what was even more unfathomable was that we had to pay £4.50 for some plain rice. The final straw came at the end of the night when he called us back as we were leaving the building as we had not paid the 12.5% service charge on what the meal would have cost without the voucher. Amazing; what a way to win over customers and gain a reputation as a good local restaurant. The previous incumbent of this address was a major flop and was rarely open and never busy. This place seems to be following suit and it is no wonder why. Perhaps they think that simply being next to the award winning Santa Maria del Sur steak restaurant will lead to success. Think again - they do service, great food, environment and attention to detail. Lessons to be learnt indeed. If you want real Arabic cooking, head up to Lavender Hill and go to the Persian restaurant 'Tarragon'.
Love this place! Great food, very attentive, polite and accommodating service and very nice ambiance and decor.. Went for dinner with my partner and was truly amazed, such restaurant are truly hard to find. It is obvious that the owners of this restaurant have truly put in a lot of effort to make the client feel comfortable and happy. Already booked my office Christmas party here too, they promised to get us a belly dancer too!
we went to celebrate my husband's birthday ,it was a very nice experience,the restaurant was very welcoming,the colours were very soft the choice of the paintings has nice taste,the food was delicious,we had a very nice birthday cake which had been done by them with a complimentary champagne,the owner and the staff lived with us during our occaision,many thanks to all of them ,i will definitly come back again
We went here last night and were totally blown away by the food. We ordered the Dalila Mezze and Main at £42, and it was absolutely delicious. The Hommos Beiruty was perfect - not too much tahini and a great consistency. The meat was delicious. We have both only ever tried falafel that is quite dry, but this was crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside, and was a new experience. The owner Tony and his staff did everything to make us feel at home and made sure that we wanted for nothing. Baklava came at the end of the meal and again was just right as it was not too sweet, which it often is. We will definitely be coming back again, and again, and again...! We couldn't recommend it more.