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Part of a chain of upmarket Lebanese restaurants, Maroush serves a variety of authentic dishes. A take away menu is available and Maroush provides a delivery service to the local area.

Ranked #1683 of 5241 restaurants in London
"Maroush Vere Street

One of a small, successful chain of upscale Lebanese restaurants and cafe's, Situated on bustling Vere Street handily between Oxford Street and Wigmore Street. Spread over three floors, including a stunning mezzanine overlooking the room below, Maroush Vere St is lively and stylish with a party atmosphere at night when live music and belly dancing entertain the crowds down in the cool, clubby basement area. Authentic and fresh Lebanese cuisine is the Maroush speciality and indeed here you will find an extensive menu of the very best dishes Lebanon has to offer with both well known favorites and more exotic but equally delectable choices on offer.

4 Vere Street, London W1G 0DH"

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MON

12:00 - 00:00

TUE

12:00 - 00:00

WED

12:00 - 00:00

THU

12:00 - 05:00

FRI

12:00 - 05:00

SAT

12:00 - 05:00

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12:00 - 00:00

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By M.

With over ten branches in London, Maroush is fast becoming one of the most recognised names in serving authentic Lebanese cuisine in the capital.

The Venue
Situated in Vere Street, a side road in the heart of the West End amongst all the department stores and retail shops, this Maroush branch manages to leave an impression with its grand façade of burning fire torches and blue fluorescent lights. The decor of the interior however is not as trendy or edgy as the suggestive blue lighting, but the high ceiling in the dining area is bright and spacious. Tables can be pushed together to accommodate more seats, and with the mezzanine level too, this venue becomes a good choice for big groups of diners.

The Atmosphere
Disappointingly, the atmosphere here lacks the authenticity this popular restaurant chain is known to carry. Despite its big name and grand entrance, the vibe here feels a little dull and tired. Most of the staff seem uninterested and the service overall is slow and inattentive. The crowd comprises mostly tourists and shoppers due to its proximity to Oxford Street, with a few local workers nipping in for a quick bite after work on a school night. The restaurant can get quite busy, but the staff does very little to relate and interact with the diners.

The Food
With the reputation as an upscale Lebanese restaurant, be prepared to pay a little more for your favourite dishes and an additional £2 cover charge if you choose to sit on the mezzanine level. The meal starts with a wide selection of cold mezze and hot mezze. A plate of houmous (£5) is just enough to share between two, and the texture is a little on the thick and dry side. Tabbouleh (£5.25) - parsley salad mixed with tomato and mint dressed with lemon juice - is a fresh zesty choice. Popular hot mezze dishes include grilled halloumi cheese (£6.50), falafel (£6), and soujok (£6.50)- spicy Lebanese sausages sautéed in lemon juice. If you prefer something heavier, there are also a handful of lamb dishes from the Maroush Specialities selection (£6-£7.50).

Lebanese cuisine is well known for its grilled meat, and the menu here proudly presents more than twenty main courses, with a wide selection of chicken and lamb dishes (£13.95). The shish taouk is a popular choice of marinated chicken cubes, charcoal grilled on skewers, and served with creamy garlic sauce on the side. For lamb lovers the lahem meshwi is an alternative with lamb cubes, but if you prefer long strips of minced lamb, try the kafta meshwi. Warm bread is served on your plate one at a time by the staff so it stays fresh and warm throughout the meal. Unfortunately this service can become quite impractical at busy times; you could be left waiting for a long time before the bread basket comes around again.

The servings of main courses are quite generous, and there are also a few vegetarian choices such as aubergine or green bean stews. The complimentary salad is a bowl of uncut vegetables that looks more decorative than appetising. Peppers, carrots, cucumbers and even onions are presented whole, which is a little odd: be prepared to put your tall white chef’s hat on as there’s a lot chopping required when you attempt to share this bowl of salad amongst a group friends.

Most of the desserts are sweet and nutty, with pistachio being one of the favourite ingredients in Lebanese puddings. Ossmallieh, baked vermicelli mixed with syrup and crushed pistachios - is a good choice if you prefer something creamy and sweet. Baklawa (£3.50), the traditional Lebanese pastries in bite sizes, fail to deliver that moist combination of crispy pastry layers with nuts and syrup.

The Drink
Maroush has quite an extensive wine list, with a good selection of reds, whites and few roses. A small glass of house wine starts at £4, or £20 for a bottle. If you prefer something non-alcoholic, all the fruit juices make a good choice and they are freshly squeezed from the fruit bar next to the kitchen. For some reason they apparently only serve bottled water here so be prepared to add another £3 to your bill when your request for tap water is inexplicably turned down.

The Last Word
For a restaurant that carries a big name of its kind, the overall experience fails to meet the high expectations. Despite some of the signature dishes successfully delivering authentic Lebanese flavours, it's a little hit and miss. Best try one of the others.


By Greg B.

I've been to this restaurant a couple of times in the last month because the food is really very good. The chilli hummus is probably the best I've tasted and comes with an endless supply of bread. The falafels are also superb. But the real highlight is the Shawarma chicken or lamb which is marinated meat cooked on a spit.

This looks vaguely reminiscent of the kebabs down your local takeaway, but believe me it tastes nothing like it. The meat is much better quality and it has an amazing herby flavour from the marinade. Any of the other grills are also very good.

I'd recommend getting all of the food (starters and mains) delivered at the same time, and everyone sharing, so you can pick and choose between what you want as it all goes together magnificently.

A starter and main course each is more than enough and will leave you feeling so full you'll barely be able to walk (whether this is a good thing or not I'll leave to you to decide!).All in with a couple of beers each you're looking at about £25/head including tip, which is pretty good value too.


By B.

We had an excellent dinner at Maroush V, the food was amazing, friendly staff, very good service. Well done Maroush V.


By G.

After years of watching my boyfriend eat tub after tub of supermarket hummous, I thought it was time he tried the real thing and brought him to Maroush V. Maroush V is the fifth of the Maroush restaurants in London (hence the name) but just as good as its predecessors. As well as the hummous, there are tasty grills, kebabs and fresh fruit to snack on, and all in all we had a wonderful evening.

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