Abu Zaad

Restaurants, Syrian Marylebone
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Abu Zaad
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A branch of the well-established Syrian restaurant.


Venue name: Abu Zaad
Address: 128 Edgware Road
W2 2DZ
Transport: Tube: Edgware Road or Marble Arch tube
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I was recommended this place by a friend and it was absolutely delightful. Generous portions, very tasty food and well priced. Whilst my companions had meat, which they said was sumptious, I had a simple vegetarian friendly fallafal wrap and shared a started plate and tabbouleh salad with the table. I was also persuaded by the waiter to try a zesty iced mint drink which slightly took the roof of my mouth off, but was amazing.

Better for meat eaters, but if you like fallafel there's plenty on offer for the vegetarians amongst you as well. And of course there's always humous to fall back on!

Been here a couple of times, but won't be going back. The food is good and the prices ok, but the service was extremely poor. We ordered three mains and a couple of starters, but were refused tap water. When we asked the manager - who happened to be walking by - he said if he gave us tap water, all others would want it too and that "would be bad for business". He walked off with the bottle of water we returned, but we weren't provided tap water throughout the dinner. Adding insult to injury, they added a mandatory 3 pound "cover charge" for service on to the bill. I guess restaurants are free to choose their policies, but Abu Zaad just lost a few customers.