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.
Vibrant, youthful and trendy. Food was very good and the waitress was lovely
Afternoon tea was enjoyable. Savouries and scones were particularly good - other sweets less so. Service was friendly and efficient.
The staff was great food was excellent.extraordinary atmosphere and lovely environment
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.