Assaha Village

Restaurants, Lebanese Bayswater
Assaha Village
Rob Greig

Assaha, which roughly translates from Arabic as ‘village meeting place’, is a high-concept venue with branches across the Arab world. This particular branch is a small restaurant in Paddington, most easily spotted by the Lebanese flag outside and the smell of customers’ hookah pipes wafting from the verandah. Inside it’s filled with enough bunches of garlic, stone carvings and other rustic nick-nacks to fill a souk.

The menu covers the usual Lebanese signature dishes, plus some more unusual options. No alcohol is served, but there are a number of soft drinks including fresh fruit juices.


Venue name: Assaha Village
Address: 29-31 Craven Road
W2 3BU
Opening hours: Open 9am-midnight daily.
Transport: Tube: Paddington tube/rail or Lancaster Gate tube
Price: Meal for two with soft drinks and service: around £50.
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While visiting London we stumbled upon this restaurant that was nearby our hotel. It was my first time to ever try Lebanese food. Being a little reluctant to try it, but I am glad we did. The greek salad and lamb kebabs were fantastic. The decor of the restaurant was amazing!! I have shared beautiful pictures of food to my social media friends to go and try this place if every in the area. I will return again soon.

Absolutely terrible... The service was very very poor, they had one inexperienced waiter for a table of 17. The food was even worse! Chicken had a bad smell, and when questioned... "that's our signature taste", furthermore, their portions were very small, the mains arrived in starter plates, for the very expensive prices, its not worth it at all! The environment, however was nice, they have clearly spent money on setting it up, just a shame everything else was rubbish!

I don't quite know where the other reviewers are getting their indignity from - having just been to this restaurant on Friday, it's one of the poorest mains I've ever had in London. Over priced, over cooked, dried meat with little in garnish or supplementary salads. It was over in a flash, slightly condescending staff and we were out of there, £70 lighter and still hungry. Will never go back. I suspect at least a few of the previous reviewers might well have a vested interest in the restaurant......