Went here with friends. We didn't go for main courses but just lots of starters - this proved to be an excellent choice.
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Having meant to go to a Lebanese restaurant for some time we managed to find one on our trip to Oxford that had a good selection of hot and cold meze which would allow us to sample as many different dishes as we could from...More
We ate here as we were staying in The Richmond Hotel which is owned and run by the same people. The food was lovely, we had spicy hummus, fatayer, halloumi salad and spicy potatoes for starters and then chicken shish (just a chicken kebab) and...More
Having had a busy day sightseeing my partner & I passed the Al-Shami, despite not having made a reservation and the restaurant being busy the staff managed to find us a table by the window. The owner recommended a mixed menu which eliminated the necessity...More
Popped in for a bout of nostalgia. Al-Shami had only just opened when I moved, as a student, into a house just around the corner over twenty five years ago. I used go there relatively frequently, drawn by the shish-taouq, and by an outstanding warm...More
Terrible food. Terrible service. Not sure what the rave reviews are based on. We had soup and some other starters. The food they served lacked flavor and taste, that's putting it mildly, it was terrible. So terrible we had to cancel our mains. I really...More
This restaurant was recommended to us and we're very happy to have eaten here. It's a little bit away from where you would expect a place to eat, but it's well worth walking here. The mezes were all very tasty and given the great decor...More
Stuff pita bread with a huge range of delicately cooked Lebanese mezze. It would have been better if the pita had been warm, but that's my only complaint.
Ten of us dined here last week and had a great meal. We focused on the mezze and were not disappointed - the best dishes being the kibeh, fatoush salad, foul and humus. The grilled meat main courses lacked seasoning. At £20 per head including...More