Just moments away from Kensington Gardens and Notting Hill, Bayswater’s Al Waha delights locals with its fine selection of Lebanese dishes and its beautiful location. Situated on the corner of Westbourne Grove and Garway Road, London’s Al Waha has plenty of nearby transportation connections, including Royal Oak station to the north and Bayswater station to the south. Bring the whole family to this London icon and prepare to be swept away to the Mediterranean as you indulge in the restaurant’s assortment of mezze, grilled dishes and vegetarian specialties.
Dear diners, please note the following two sittings for Friday & Saturday reservations.
Session 1: 7pm – 9pm
Session 2: 9pm onwards.
Please also be aware that groups of 7 or more guests are required to have a set menu. Thank you!
Meaning oasis in Arabic, Al Waha lives up to its name by providing a calm space to relax in London’s Bayswater, just near Notting Hill. Upon entering, guests are treated to beautiful calligraphic artwork around the dining room, with most pieces having been painted by talented Syrian artist Mouneer Al-Shaarani. In addition to lovely art, the room is enhanced by a number of plants, giving guests an extra helping of oxygen as they eat their flavourful Lebanese selection in the restaurants relaxing, Mediterranean-style atmosphere.
Serving Lebanese cuisine in the heart of London, Al Waha is a must-visit for the city’s foodies, vegetarians, and lovers of healthy Mediterranean cuisine. Known for their unbeatable hummus, the chefs at Al Waha ensure that guests are treated to the best ingredients, healthiest cooking methods and friendliest service when visiting. Order up a glass of red wine and start off with some of the restaurant’s flavourful meze like moutabel (grilled aubergine with sesame paste and lemon juice) and foul moukala (broad beans with garlic, coriander and olive oil), or dive right in to mains such as the Al Waha fish and the vegetarian grilled vegetable platter. With its prime location in London’s Bayswater, close to Notting Hill on Westbourne Grove, Al Waha is open daily for when you need an oasis away from the bustling city.
Staff were very attentive and made us feel very welcome and relaxed, not rushed and at all. Food was very good and full of flavour. Will definitely be returning!
Super yummy and authentic Lebanese food! The hummous and mujadarah is amazing and the pita bread is fresh and hot! Highly recommend if you haven't had lebanese food!
The food was delicious and portions were generous. The Al Waha set menu is truly a feast! The staff was very attentive and really looked after us well. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for great Lebanese food.
Amazing food, with great service. We went on an evening, yet asked for the smaller set menu that they provide on a lunchtime. Not expensive.
My wife and I had a wonderful meal and dining experience. We ate only from the mezza and everything was delicious. The bread is baked fresh. The service was friendly and we got a free after dinner drink and sweets. There was a good selection of wines. The atmosphere was quite, the lighting perfect. The price was above average, but so was the food. As stated in other reviews, we did get charged a £2 cover each for eating from the starters. We knew this from reading orher reviews, but there is no warning about it. It's something to be aware of, and the only negative we have. I don't see why they bother with this charge. All it does is upset customers. We never felt the rudeness described by others in there reviews. We would definitely go back again for a good Lebanese meal.
I've been going to Al Waha for years and never got disappointed. Good always good, atmosphere great. The waiters could be more attentive but it was a busy night so it's understandable.
The owner was not nice at all! I thought that he was trying to increase the prices for us and he was acting very weird! We have ordered 5 set menus for 21£ each the food was not enough at all as he was telling the waiters to reduce the portions and as I understand Arabic I could hear their conversations but I just did not want to leave or talk to him in front of my guests. He kept coming to ask if we want to order more and we ended paying 200 £ for 5 people!! The food is very nice and fresh, service is good and waiters are very kind but cant help it with this horrible owner...
We went for a birthday meal and had a wonderful meal and experience. I would highly recommend going here! We had several mezzas and the Sunday special was especially delicious.
Delicious lunch with extremely good versions of the classics. Some of the best falafel I have ever had. Service was good but as the restaurant was empty perhaps lost some atmosphere hence review not a 6.
We had the £26 set menu and there was more food than we could manage as the portions were generous. The mezza would probably have been sufficient for lunch. Our favourites were the fattoush and souk.