The comparatively swanky 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.
|Venue name:||Maroush Gardens|
1 Connaught Street
|Opening hours:||Meals served noon-11.30pm daily.|
|Transport:||Tube: Marble Arch tube|
|Price:||Main courses from £15. Set lunch £20 lunch box. Set meze £37pp|
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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!
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.
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.