RestaurantsLondonMaryleboneNW1

survey result

Summary

£29
    £
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An enduring curio that never disappoints and is so engagingly different” – this family run dining room, off the top end of Baker Street, is entered through a take-away, and offers genuine Egyptian cooking at prices that are a snip, in a genuinely Egyptian (if not always particularly polished) manner.

Summary

£29
    £
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An enduring curio that never disappoints and is so engagingly different” – this family run dining room, off the top end of Baker Street, is entered through a take-away, and offers genuine Egyptian cooking at prices that are a snip, in a genuinely Egyptian (if not always particularly polished) manner.

Summary

£26
    £
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Idiosyncratic, different and engaging”; if you’re happy to chance it a bit and like Middle Eastern food, this family-run Egyptian – a simple room behind a take-away off Baker Street – is worth a trip and it’s not a huge investment: “I have always liked the food even if the ambience is a bit caff-style, but recently for a dinner party I went there, ordered the food, and half an hour later was on my way home with a magnificent spread for the same price as a pizza delivery!”

Summary

£25
    £
3
Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “unique family-run Egyptian café” behind a Marylebone takeaway owes its “engaging personality” to its location in the owners’ living room. There’s an “interesting” choice, so “order a variety of starters with one or two main courses”, and remember to BYO.

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Restaurant details

Portions
Yes
No dress code
35

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£4.00 £13.00 £5.00
Drinks  
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Bread £3.00
Service 10.00%
32 Ivor Pl, London, NW1 6DA
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10 pm

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