Next to the gracious, palatial frontage of the Saudi embassy in Mayfair, Noura is one of those deceptively casual addresses: a tastefully decorated, brightly lit, neutral rectangle of a dining room with a discreet juice bar at the rear. So far, so down to earth. But the sting comes with the bill – a restrained meal for two with a couple of drinks can cost up to five times as much as you might pay for similar food – and a livelier experience – a stone’s throw away on the Edgware Road. The food is satisfying, if not remarkable. We had creamy, lemon-spiked fuul medames and juicy, piquant sujuk with quails’ eggs to start, then a very good aubergine stew with rice and a rather dry, uninspired wedge of kibbeh bil sanieh (baked minced lamb and cracked wheat) to follow. It may be that most customers come for the Noura Lounge basement bar, which has belly dancers at the weekend (booking essential). But if you’re here for dinner and don’t mind shelling out for the location, you could do worse. There’s also the chance to smoke shisha on the pavement outside and watch the Maseratis zoom past.
16 Curzon Street
|Opening hours:||Meals served 11.30am-11.30pm daily|
|Transport:||Tube: Green Park tube|
|Price:||Main courses £14-£18. Set meal £32-£45 (minimum 2)|
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Average User Rating
3.7 / 5
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Amazing food and atmosphere! I totally disagree with the reviews, this place is amazing, always buzzing! The food is very tasty and the service flawless. I have been a customer there, and in their other branches for years, and have never been disappointed. I have tried many other Lebanese restaurants and this is the best!
I actually wanted to select no stars at all...just came back with my wife, paid 80 bloody quid and the food was nice but not for this amount of money at all, not presented well and the service was very average...nothing special at all .....very dissapointed