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.
Visited on a Saturday evening for the first time, food was amazing. Atmosphere was great and the service was perfect . Will definitely be returning very soon.
Great authentic food and good service. Can be a little cold if you sit near the door. Ask to go down the back as it’s warmer
Amazing evening, great food, good cocktails and my partner fully enjoyed his 35th birthday. Thank you so much to all the staff, we will be back soon!