Two London icons are facing off down Brompton Road. The first, Harrods, is perhaps the world’s most famous department store. The second, Mamounia, is one of two famous Middle Eastern restaurants and entertainment venues in the capital. Right in the centre of London’s most prominent shopping district, Mamounia is popular for a post-retail-therapy lunch or dinner, complete with a luxuriant interior, impeccable Arabic hospitality, and delicious Arabic dishes that hail from across the Middle East and North Africa, from Lebanon to Morocco.
Mamounia’s Knightsbridge venue is the sister to Mamounia Mayfair. Both are opulent London Middle Eastern restaurants offering contemporary interpretations of pan-Arabic cuisine that take in the bold flavours and healthful ingredients of Lebanon and Morocco. Down on Brompton Road, across from Harrods, Mamounia offers London’s shoppers and discerning diners a gateway to traditional Arabic culinary culture. But Mamounia goes further than just good food. While melt-in-the-mouth tagine dishes, eminently shareable meze platters and sweet baklava are the major drawcards here, Mamounia also offers a packed schedule of entertainment, Middle Eastern-style.
Whenever you check into Mamounia Knightsbridge to dine like Arabic royalty, you can’t go wrong with a banquet consisting of a selection of delicious meze platters. Fattouch, tabouleh, Marrakesh salad for starters, followed up by the chef’s daily selection of traditional Lebanese meze (fit for at least two people) or a couple of hot meze: the Mamounia arayes, batata harra (diced potatoes fried with peppers, coriander, garlic and fresh chilli), or jawaneh (chargrilled chicken wings marinated with paprika, oregano, lemon juice and olive oil). And what better accompaniment to some of London’s best Middle Eastern cuisine (in nothing less than palatial premises down Brompton Road) than some proper Arabic entertainment in the Mamounia Lounge? Belly-dancing, DJs, and a selection of traditional shisha that simply can’t be missed.
Lovely place and lovely staff who were very helpful. The afternoon tea was very well presented and tasted lovely too. We had a great time.
Amazing service and amazing food. Didn't have to wait long at all for the food and there was entertainment too. Would definitely recommend and come again.
Easily the best restaurant i have been to in London great food great service. fully recommended. interior was very warm and accommodating. definitely coming again
The atmosphere is lovely and staff were very welcoming. I was expecting it to be really busy but it was quiet which was nice. The food came quite quickly and it was hot which was good. We had Moroccan tea afterwards which was very nice we were able to take our time and drink in peace. I will definitely come again.
Dissapointing first experience. I booked this for my birthday, part of the appeal being the belly dancing show and dj after the meal. When seated we were told they had cancelled both throughout January! No where in the website, when booking or during a further telephone call made to the restaurant this week were we told this. When I explained my dissatisfaction to the manager and explained half of my party had travelled from the North of England for my birthday he did not really seem to bothered. I suggested he offer us a gesture of good will due to the false advertising and as a way to improve our experience and after some back and forth where we refused free Morrocon tea (we were a party of girls out for a birthday and did not want tea) he then said the only thing he would do was knock of the service charge! A service charge is a discretionary payment anyway so this was no discount to us. He refused any type of discount, even a bottle of wine for 6 of us to share. Positives were that the food was lovely, however, service was slow and the manager tainted the whole experience for us. He had no people skills and was really not bothered that our experience was spoilt by having none of the entertainment. I would not go here again!
Had an amazing time, the arabian decor, atmosphere and food was spot on although the prawn dish was a downer unfortunately, ive had better, however the belly dance entertainment just got all of us up and dancing, shame didnt last long probably just for a few minutes. Had a lovely time once again. The waiters were friendly but we had to keep reminding them to bring our drinks, we were really thirsty, so had to wait quite long, overall its really nice. Would recommend to family and friends. Thank you
We went early, pre-theatre, so most people were relaxing with a drink or a hookah at the outside tables. It was a very relaxed atmosphere and the service was efficient and quick. The food was good with many vegetarian and even vegan options clearly marked. (We are not vegetarian). There were several people wearing a hijab, so presumably the cuisine is authentic Moroccan/Arabic. We would have liked to have stayed longer and not to have rushed.
I love this resturant it's my all time favourite however Iv noticed in busy periods the waitresses are negligent, walking away before they've finished taking your food/drinks order and then when they get it wrong they dictate to you what you did or did not order! The manger is fantastic and very accumulating. The waitress standard has dropped though, as a loyal frequent customer I feel the standard of new waitresses really affect the service you receive.
Perfect place, for both chilling and for good food - had the mix grill, and it was amazing. The belly dance show was the cherry on top, making us really enjoy the night. Didn't try the shisha, but will definitely do next time.
Great food and atmosphere. my only critic is they have no chocolate fondant with ice cream. I wasn't very impressed with the dessert menu. As we were in Knightsbridge they had a few dessert places around so it didn't ruin the evening. This place is my local.