Layla Restaurant Wimbledon

Restaurants, Lebanese Wimbledon Village
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Layla Restaurant Wimbledon

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Layla’s is an authentic Lebanese Restaurant serving only the best and freshest dishes from the region. Our head chef Jean Ghanen and his team have created a menu that reflects the tastes of Lebanon while infusing it with the trends of today. Our mezze menu has something for everyone and is perfect for sharing. With a wide range of vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free dishes everyone will have something to choose from and enjoy. The restaurant in Layla is a beautiful setting for whatever you are looking for. With its intimate alcoves, perfect for parties of 4 to 6 all the way up to our large party alcove that accommodates up to 14 people.


Venue name: Layla Restaurant Wimbledon
Address: 33 High Street
SW19 5BY
Price: £25 and under
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Average User Rating

2.5 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:24
  • 4 star:3
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:41
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Jacqueline H

I agree with the previous reviewer. This restaurant is laughable !

Firstly the quantity was laughable! We ordered wine and starters (hot and cold mezze to share). There was literally two tea spoons of hummus ( and four other dips and one stuffed vine leaf) on the platter. Not enough to spoon off the platter and on to side plates. We had to cut the vine leaf in half! How is this a sharing platter? The hot mezze was similarly stingy (one fallafel, one lamb kofta, two cheese straw things, one pastry parcel).

The food quality was mediocre. Nothing remarkable to complain about, but with an open kitchen I expected to be greated by the smell of cumin, garlic, grilled meats. Nothing, no smells or sounds of freshly cooked food.

The decor was very polished, but the restaurant had zero atmosphere. I telephoned in advance to book a table for two at 8pm on a Sunday night and was told they couldn't do 8, but could do 7.30pm??? The restaurant was empty!

I was so embarrassed, I'd booked after briefly reading a couple of reviews on Top Table for a joint birthday meal with a friend. After our starters we cancelled our mains order.

Either somebody thinks anyone whose every set foot in Wimbledon Village is so rich or stupid that a bit of interior decor can delude them into not noticing the absence of food on their plate, or this restaurant is a practical joke.

In short - All cheap style, no substance. Never go there.


MAIN course smaller than a starter, the cost for this was simply LAUGHABLE. The restaurant was dead, not anyone else eating. We felt embarrassed sitting there with passers by walking past looking in and sniggering.... well it was no wonder. We felt mortified. The decor is tacky golds, over the top, and the place is so cold, with no atmosphere. We would NOT RECOMMEND this restaurant to anyone, such a waste of money and we have now heard from some locals that its always like that ..... wish we had have read reviews first. CHARLES AND NINA


Walked towards the restraunt and kept on walking....... music sounded like something from a funeral parlour.


This place should be called 'lay-isawyoucoming-la'. Wimbledon village is not a reason to double your prices! Overpriced to the max. £25 per person for a mixed mezze menu for two! Twenty quid for baby lamb shanks. Suffice to say we did not stay to even try the food. If you want good middle eastern food at acceptable prices try AYA near South Wimbledon. Much better, more reasonable and no 'I saw you coming' feeling.

Delia Narns

The voice of the singer sounds like a cat being strangled. Couldnt wait to leave. GOSH unbelievable - SUCH a headache


Being a village resident of many years. I could easily say that this place is my favourite :)


My fiancé and I ate dinner here a few days ago while visiting Village for the first time. We both agreed that it was the best meal we've ever had! Appetizers, main course, and dessert were all amazing.


Very pretentious, and didn't live upto what was advertised. Dull


I found there was a really uneasy atmosphere at this restaurant. The food wasn't great, and I could have easily ate a 10 course meal after it.............. tiny portions would be an understatement . DEAN


A huge letdown. Rations rather than portions. Wouldn't go back.


Perfect service and near perfect food. “Fantastic food, service and atmosphere”


My boyfriend and I had thought about trying here at the weekend. We ended up walking right by it. The music was beyond loud, and the person singing could probably do with vocal lessons. Shocking !


Really not good. The food is way overpriced, and the customer service is just terrible. What a terrible insult to the beautiful Wimbledon Village


Staff very pleasant, mostly the food is very nice, great value !


Simply superb on every level. Service, food, setting, ambience - can't wait to go back.


I really like this restaurant. The food is good and the drink is excellent. The service is just brilliant. Good value for money. I will certainly go back there again next time I am in London.


I came with a group of friends on a saturday night and as always it was a pleasant experience . The food is great especially grilled prawns and the mezzes ! . The staff are friendly and welcoming . I'm surprised, how many negative reviews this place has got.


Fabulous dining experience. Highly recommend it to anyone for a special occasion. The staff are really friendly.

Donna Fowler

What a dreadful choice for entertainment. We left early this evening, as we couldn't cope with it one minute longer. Atrocious! How are families supposed to dine in such a crazed, raved up environment?! Definitely won't be recommending Layla.


Well, now I know why the restaurant stayed empty. Speaks for itself really.


This seems to be more of a nightclub rather than the restaurant it's advertised to be. Anyway.......embarrassing 0 marks all-around . F


We can confidently say we wont be trying this again. Rude, approachable staff, an unprofessional , messy set-up. The food doesn't come close to deserving a comment . ERICK

Wilma McCotter

I'm still trying to digest our awful experience at this restaurant. I left feeling sickened to the pits of my stomach. I wish I had have read these reviews before wasting my cash at this horrid venue. The food sounded wonderful, BUT it couldn't have been further from the truth. It was dried up, miniscule not to mention flavourless. The staff are so rude, and extremely unprofessional. The place was disorganized and this was not due to it being busy- it was far from it....actually like a ghost town, well now we know . Food = 0 stars Venue = 0 stars Customer service = MINUS ZERO stars Will we be back= hell no Will we recommend Layla = hell no I agree with the review below: 'AVOID AT ALL COSTS'


My review is this: zero points for disgusted experience. Horrendously expensive. The food - you could obtain better from Iceland shop. The atmosphere could saw with knife. The doorman rude beast. My advices to the public- don't ever go to this Layla place.

Sham breech

Not great. Another disappointing restaurant to arrive in the village. Food average , wine however good. Service appalling, I had to fetch my own drink from the bar. Overpriced also

Daphanie Londis

I will be taking my custom back to the places I usually visit. So much for trying something new. The blonde member of staff with hair tied back in a short pony tail, would need to get off her high horse and quit her patronising arrogance. Horrible customer sservice. Probably the same rude person I've read about in one of the earlier reviews. DON'T TRY THIS RESTAURANT PPL


A pathetic attempt to 'fit in' with the Village. This pumping music was distracting, let alone above what could be considered normal volume in a erm 'restaurant'. We had to leave as we could not bare to listen to anymore songs being murdered. The food is very, very pricy and nothing to write home about


Goodness gracious me! Hooliganism would be an understatement. Cannot comprehend what this place is meant to be or represent. I and my family couldn't get out quick enough. I'll be needing some sedatives to try and sleep after my ears were blasted off me by a whining hienna. Dreadful !

Yolga Maducci

A real let down. Doesn't come close to the Lebanese I know. Tacky belly dancing would be enough to put anyone off their food , not that the food was any good. A real step down for the Village I've lived in my whole life.


Good food good drinks, nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. A great place to enjoy a nice diner.


Layla Wimbledon helped make the village a livelier place and added a bit of fun around. The food has been absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. The belly dancer and live music is a great way to spend your weekend Over all we hope it'll be successful so we can enjoy it for as long as possible. Thank you


I am local to the village, and will normally play it safe with a Carluccio's or Pizza Express, Strada or Cote. But I decided to give Layla a try last night. This is the second time I have been to a Layla, they have one is Esher too, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself when I have been there. I was with a a few friends and we got a number of little Mezze plates and a couple of mains and just shared it all between us. Everything was lovely. This was washed down by a couple of bottles of seriously good plonk! A very enjoyable night all round!


OVER priced. Poor service. Tiny portions. Very loud music. Would not recomend one part of it.

Meriam I

Dined here multiple times as I live locally-Great place to invite people out for dinner as has a lovely atmosphere and gives it's own twist on typical Lebanese food. A friend and I sat in the lounge after dinner where the bar tender offered yummy new cocktails that were not on the menu (Pomegranate Mojito) ..Great date place or girly catch up!


Very nice food, very good customer service. Will definitely be going again


I rate this restaurant 5 stars every time, it's such a lovely atmosphere and the staff are so friendly - providing excellent customer service and always willing to help. I'm such a picky eater but the food is always cooked to perfection and exactly how I like it. The portions aren't small, there generous and very filling. Will definitely be going back to Layla soon, couldn't recommend more!


This place is definitely one worth spending your money at. The lebanese cuisine is delicious and Layla do it justice! The staff were very hospitable and we will surely be back soon.

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