For nearly three decades now, Al Sultan has been treating Mayfair to traditional Lebanese cuisine and hospitality at their premises on Hertford Street. Unlike anywhere else in London, this standout restaurant is family-owned and -operated, and has consistently been ranked as one of the city’s top Lebanese restaurants since its establishment. Open every day of the week for lunch and dinner, Al Sultan invites you to experience Lebanese cooking the way it’s meant to be.
Established way back in 1986 by Mr. and Mrs. Wafai, Al Sultan became one of London’s first – and before long, its best – Lebanese dining establishments. Found just moments from Green Park and Hyde Park Corner underground stations, this local legend on Hertford Street is right in the heart of Mayfair, and steps from major sights like Buckingham Palace and the London Library. The restaurant’s gorgeous interior appeals to diners who enjoy the finer things in life, while the home cooked delights on offer draw in comfort-food lovers and local Lebanese emigres looking for a taste of nostalgia. No matter what the occasion, Al Sultan’s upscale Lebanese cuisine is truly exceptional.
A tourist attraction on its very own, Al Sultan is one of the city’s most respected Middle Eastern restaurants. Exuding elegance while staying true to centuries-old recipes and cooking methods, Al Sultan pleases each and every guest. To start, mix and match some of the restaurant’s hot or cold mezze – we recommend the bamieh bizzait (fried okra served with coriander, tomato and garlic), the hummos kawarmah (diced lamb atop a bowl of hummus) or an order of sambousek (pastries stuffed with onions, pine nuts and meat, or with cheese and parsley). Chargrilled delights at this Mayfair landmark include favourites like shawarma and shish taouk, as well as traditional dishes like farruj meshwi (boneless baby grilled chicken) or the dover sole, grilled and served with yellow rice. There are many more mains, sides, salads and desserts to explore, so make your reservation to snag the perfect table at this London legend.
It's fair to say we have been coming here for years as our favourite Lebanese in London. After the refurb of a couple of years ago, it is now very smart with a bright fashionable interior and I have to say the food is better as well. It's a nice atmosphere, not noisy and crowded, somewhere where you can relax and hear your partner talk and chat over a great meal with attentive service.
It was a good experience, food was lovely, great customer service. The venue is beautiful. I would go back to eat there again. Well done
Perfect service and food. This is the best of many Lebanese restaurants that I have visited in London. Recently refurbished, but not spoiled. The food is delicious and the house Lebabnese wine is good value.
It was the ultimate service. It was delicious food! A wisit we will not forget! The libanese cousin is for ever my favourite! 🤣 Happy happy!
The place is small so it gets very busy at times so i recommend you book online to avoid any dissapointments. Online booking was very easy. The staff were friendly and funny and I felt the service was genuine. The place is beautiful. Myself and wife really enjoyed the food too. I would go there again with family or friends. I believe it seats over 50 people.
Friendly staff, family atmosphere and gorgeous food. We were at Al Sultan for a Sunday lunch and were perfectly served. Both the meze and the main dish was excellent and beautifully served.
Food was EXCELLENT, and service even better. This is a great Lebanese restaurant. We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening at al Sultan, Mayfair, London. We could have not asked for, and gotten, a better experience for dinner. Thanks. We will be back on our next London trip. Mike & Sue English, Austin, Texas, USA
Food is always very good; attentive service and excellent Lebanese wine. The Al Sultan mixed grill is a family favourite: vegetable dishes and good bread make it a healthy meal.
The food was alright, we was greeted on our way in and seated everything was going well we didn't really require any service as we didn't order much as we was in a rush so we simply ordered mains.. however at the end is when it all went downhill. I asked the waiter for the bill and I think the manager or the key person in the restaurant came to us with the bill, I then asked the worker can I take off the service charge (bare in mind it's optional) and he gave me a dirty look and asked "why? Did we not give a good service?" I said yeah but it's optional so I wish to take it off and again gave me another dirty look and "when we serve you should pay for the service" he literally demanded that we pay in a very rude manner and I said I understand however it's optional. He then ripped the bill paper out off the wallet and scrunched it up very aggressively as well as snatching my desert plate!!! How can you do this to someone? It was a belittling and dehumanizing feeling how can you embarass someone in such manner. I just found this very disrespectful never have i ever been disrespected like this in my life. He's a very arrogant individual who ruined our day with his behaviour just down to me not paying the optional service charge but also his behaviour in snatching the bill and desert plate. I strongly do not recommend this place and definitely will not visit again, I even had plans to bring family members for a day out here but not with that attitude.
Delicious food and great service. The Moutabel and houmus shwarma are outstanding. Freshly-baked breads are brought to your table at regular intervals to ensure freshness. We have been visiting this restaurant for 25 years as it continues to be the best Lebanese in London.