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This cavernous underground restaurant – all rich hues, carved wood and metal screens, reached by a winding staircase – is a bit groovier than its location, in an office complex off Liverpool Street, would suggest. It’s a pity, then, that the food doesn’t always match the decor. While perusing the menu, diners are presented with high-quality olives, a wide and fresh range of raw vegetables to dunk in minty cucumber and yoghurt dip, and excellent pickles: all complimentary. Tiger prawn falafel made an interesting departure from the norm, with minced prawns providing a pleasant lightness. Tiny Moroccan sausages were tart. Best stick to the carte, as our lunch specials (£10.95 for two courses) were dull. Starters in both vegetarian and meat meals relied heavily on pastry that tasted reheated, and thus was soggy when it should be crisp. Houmous was bland too. The wine list has a number of Lebanese options, yet is largely unexciting. The restaurant’s name means ‘treasure’ in Arabic, but despite its looks, the venue has all the soul and originality of a Dubai nightclub. Belly dancers feature at night, when cocktails also come into play.


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Kenza says
Meaning 'treasure' in Arabic, Kenza is an ode to refinement and luxury. Be charmed by Middle Eastern hospitality as you relax into a crush of satin cushions. Let perfumed incense and fountains brimming with roses charm your sense. Relish the richness of homestyle Lebanese dishes and be enchanted by the shadow play of light through beaded lamps. Share stories over mouthfuls of spiced mezza. And, when you can't eat another bite, relinquish yourself to the intensity of the night as belly dancers entice you to revel until dawn.
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Venue name: Kenza
Address: 10 Devonshire Square
Opening hours: Lounge Open noon-2.30am Mon-Wed; noon-3.30am Thur, Fri; 6pm-3.30am Sat. Restaurant Meals served noon-10pm Mon-Wed; noon-11.30pm Thur, Fri; 6-11.30pm Sat.
Transport: Tube: Liverpool Street tube/rail
Price: Main courses £13-£22. Set lunch £10.95 2 courses. Set meal £28 3 courses.

Average User Rating

3.3 / 5

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One of the best experiences. Beautiful ambience, friendly service and good food, def will come bk and will highly recommend it xxx

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good value, nice service. the belly dancers were a nice touch too, will be returning.

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I totally agree with Jennah at all levels. The only good point about this restaurant is that the decor was carefully designed. However, the service offered is very low. The waitress are rude, arrogant... and helpess when you ask a question. The food is so-so As Jennah mentionned It seems also that the restaurant applies a weird menu rule, and is quite expensive for what you obtain. Will never go back there.

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This restaurant is just mediocre. The decor is stunning and theres no questioning that it's beautiful and luxurious, but it's all a bit of an anti climax from there on! The foods tasteless and average, they have strange menu rules and a basic menu. the staff are a tad abrupt when they don't need to be, it's like you're doing them a favour dinning there, their belly dances lack any authenticity and are distant and souless, the music is deafening making a conversation not that easy. To top it all off it's expensive for what you get to eat, service and OK nice decor, I don't drink and I still paid £45! If you want to look posey in your FB pictures go here if you are a genuine foody and no your restaurant stuff don't go!