Yamal Alsham - Knightsbridge

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Yamal Alsham - Knightsbridge
Venue name: Yamal Alsham - Knightsbridge
Address: 48 Knightsbridge
Price: £25 and under
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Average User Rating

3.6 / 5

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  • 2 star:2
  • 1 star:1
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Andrew S
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The food was quite good and interesting.

But service... the most unprofessional in my life  :(((

the management should invest in basic training - staff is not attentive, very unpleasant manners and serving style.

Any barista from Costa will do better!!!!

Shame really - the place is nice and in a great location.


I purchased a Groupon voucher for here, which entitled two people to have an 11 course tasting menu, with a drink each. Obviously the 11 courses were actually more like dishes, and were served all together in a tapas style way, for us to share. We went on a Thursday evening after work (around 7pm), and it was relatively quiet - only a few tables of guests, but still booked in advance.

The drinks included on the offer were both alcoholic and non alcoholic. My fellow tastemaker Zoë opted for a glass of wine, and I have their freshly made lemonade - which I would highly recommend!! Having been the first time I've ever tried Lebanese cuisine, I would say it's a cross between Moroccan and Greek, which a majority of the dishes we had falling into one or the other of these categories. 

The real star of this restaurant is the service. The waiters were SO attentive, and helpful. An English girl in particular (I can't remember her name - sorry!) was possibly the best waitress I have ever had. She was knowledgeable and helpful, explaining some of the desserts and recommending the ones she preferred. This is what you need in a place with food you've never tried before, and based on her service alone I would've given this place 5 stars. But the food matched the service quality too, and I will definitely be back, with or without a Groupon voucher!

Luisa G

I went here on Friday with a Groupon voucher. All I can say is that there is definitely a pecking order here.

This place is in Knightsbridge - so if you come in looking rich, you get served well, and fast. 

We had to wait 10-15 minutes without being served, or even asked if we wantd a drink, we had to flag down the waiter and ask to order a drink, and we had to give over our Groupon voucher. 

In the 50 minutes between getting our drinks, and the main table full of mezze, the table next to us came in, showed a voucher, got all of their food and had their plates cleared. I'm not too sure how this worked, as we had been in there from 7.30, and they didn't even come in until 8!

We then had to wait half an hour for our plates to be collected. 

The food was good. Nothing to write home about. I'm more annoyed about the service - truly terrible (but the guy in charge was nice...though with us waiting so long, he should've offered us something, a drink on the house maybe).

Sylvia K
Staff Writer

I recently dined here for the first time for a friend’s birthday. The food, service and restaurant itself were all wonderful. We had an abundance of various meze-style dishes, which were all equally delicious and, I am told by friends who had just returned from Lebanon, as authentic as it gets.

Gintare D

Worst Lebanese restaurant you can go to. The food that was served to us was a leftovers from previous day. Hard bread and all other food just a bad quality.

I felt really ill after.

Toma S

We went for family Sunday lunch and it was the best Sunday we had in long time I love that place and will going there all the time thanks guys for the great time


We went for a meal on Sunday 26th January 2014, we arrived at 6.30, (four girls) and we were treated wonderfully, Hamdy and all the staff were extremely friendly and very helpful. They explained the dishes, and the food was well presented, extremely tasty, and plentiful. we were not rushed, nor ignored, The level of service was superb. We will definitely be back! Thank you for a wonderful meal.