Maroush Gardens

Restaurants , Lebanese Paddington
  • 2 out of 5 stars
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The swankier decor at this Connaught Street restaurant helps distance it from the informal Lebanese kebab houses of the Edgware Road. Its marble-topped, hotel-style reception leads to a grand room divided by dark wooden pillars and palm trees. An ornate fountain funnels into a pool of koi carp. Walls are hung with oversized paintings and engraved mirrors, ceilings are set with a constellation of spot lighting, and the tables clothed in crisp white linen.

The menu is traditional Lebanese fare, with meze hot and cold alongside colourful salads, grilled cod with tahini, and okra and aubergine stews. It's the large grill that's kept most busy though, with mixed grills, kebabs and lamb chops just some of the options getting the charcoal treatment.

Desserts include baklava, fresh fruit platters and mouhallabieh – Lebanese milk pudding topped with rosewater syrup and sprinkled with pistachios.

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Maroush Gardens says
Maroush Gardens is a wonderful venue for a quiet lunch or romantic dinner, a place where you can almost feel the warm winds of Beirut blowing in your face… and then you just let the aromas and sounds take you away!
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Venue name: Maroush Gardens
Contact:
Address: 1 Connaught Street
London
W2 2BH
Opening hours: Meals served noon-11.30pm daily.
Transport: Tube: Marble Arch tube
Price: Main courses from £15. Set lunch £16 lunch box. Set meze £45 2 people, £90 4 people.
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Although located on Edgware RoadMaroush Gardens has tried hard to distance itself from the many other kebab houses that line the road.


Maroush Garden has a large and varied menu. To start our mral we ordered a selected of meze style starters, including halloumi cheese, hummus, moutabal and batata harra. Each of these dishes were delicious and arrived in large easy to share portions.


For our main course we tried the kastaleta lamb, roasted lamb, shish taouk and mixed grill. We also ordered a side of rice as many of the dishes were meat heavy and served with accompanying sides. However the portions again were large and easy to share across the table. The lamb was a particular highlight as it was so well cooked it almost melted!


To help digest the feast we had eaten, we also ordered mint tea and we were provided with knefeh and ossmallieh as desserts.


Maroush Gardens is a luxurious restaurant on Edgware restaurant which serves delicious Lebanese food. However for those of you wanting the real Edgware Road experience and much cheaper, but great food, I’d recommend one of the smaller restaurants on the street, which include the other branches of Maroush.


Unhappy customer

Unorganised, rude and had the cheek to call ,e the following day to tell me off for not attending my booking. This is odd as I had spent close to £900 taking clients out the night of my booking at the time I had booked. No wonder they have not expanded out of the capital, they can't even organise what they have. Service was unsatisfactory for the price they charge. Waiters were rude and abrupt. The food however was fantastic, perhaps the chefs should set up their own restaurant and get rid of the useless unhelpful and rude front of house staff. This rating would have got 5 stars based on food alone. Sort out your arganisation skills maroush!

Dee25
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Agree with the other reviewers. Very very bad service. Left waiting in the cold doorway for 10 minutes whilst a table became available. Good sign I thought, it must be good if so many people are eating here. Food is overpriced kebab shop stuff. Go to one of the other restaurants where they don't think they are too good for you.

Lulu
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The worst restaurant I have ever been to, overpriced and very poor and rude service. They treated us like we were eating for free, we ended up paying nearly £200 (7 of us) for food that could have been served at the local kebab shop. The staff were just awful, I don't mind paying a lot of money for good service but when it's this bad, it's just wrong. Will certainly never go back, there are so many other nicer restaurants on Edgware Road.