Assaha is simultaneously twee & enchanting, & very carefully promoted by a Lebanese parent company with a social conscience. The food follows a comfortingly familiar pattern, from a harvest festival of raw vegetables & pickles to start things off, through assorted mezze plates (moutabal, garlic-scented labneh & hoummos) to shawarma & grills, plus fruit & baklava to finish. After a dazzling start, readers reckon some dishes now ‘miss the mark’; service also engenders mixed reviews, from ‘amenable’ to ‘the worst’. Expect juices, coffees & hookahs, but no booze.
£25 and under
We had dinner there one night last week and LOVED it. The ambiance was perfect, with a particularly lovely interior. Our server was very pleasant, although somewhat reserved. Everything was spotless and the food was really delicious & flavorful. My husband ordered the tabbouleh appetizer, and for his main course he ordered the shish tawouk (chicken with pastry and potatoes). I opted to...more
playing it mellow on a friday night, we head in there for dinner. the hostess seated us and a few minutes later took our order. 30 minutes later, the only ordered item we received was water. it turns out that our order was lost and when i asked if they started on our order yet, they lied and said yes. they could've easily smoothed it over by saying "no, but we'll get it started right away...more
Some friends told me about this restaurant a while ago and they said it one of a kind in London. And they raised the expectation bar really really high. And I was surprised not to find it in yelp :S . But here you go dear yelppers.
I had a go in the restaurant last night and I was really amazed by the place. The decor of the place, is absolutely stunning! You'll forget that you are in London...more