Time Out rating:
Time Out says
Tue Dec 15 2009
Fakhreldine benefits from two knockout features – its design aesthetics, and a stunning view over Green Park. Huge picture windows make the most of the verdant vista, which is in stark contrast to the interior design: a mirrored, angular, first-floor space exuding sleek style. That’s not to say it’s uncomfortable; in fact, the brassy, glossy bar and the lounge area with velvety sofa are fine places to sip a cocktail or eminently quaffable Lebanese wine. Under new management since the beginning of 2009, the elegant restaurant offers such dishes as five-spice lamb, fragrant with cinnamon and cumin and falling off the bone (which is filled with the treat of meaty marrow). Fattoush included limp lettuce, but grilled halloumi served with thyme leaves was a deeply satisfying meze, as was mujadara – lentils mashed with rice. Prices are in accordance with the Mayfair neighbourhood. Service is professional, if a little slow at times. Alluring arrangements of ruby-hued roses and candle-filled lanterns on marble steps lead down to Fakhreldine’s new addition – the street-level 1001 Nights. This smaller space is geared towards casual dining, featuring the spectacle of meze and shawarma being prepared in an open kitchen.
Fakhreldine 85 Piccadilly
020 7493 3424
- Opening hours:
Meals served noon-midnight Mon-Sat; noon-11pm Sun.
Tube: Green Park tube
Main courses £13-£23. Set lunch £14 2 courses.
- 85 Piccadilly
- 020 7493 3424
- 85 Piccadilly
Eating and drinking facilities. Restaurant and bar facilities. Take away. Reservations required
Wow factor. Business. Drinks. Cocktails. Great views. Late night