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Forced to flee Damascus in 2015 after his restaurant businesses were destroyed, chef Imad Alarnab has cooked for refugees in Calais and provided free falafel for those in need during lockdown at his pop-ups in London; this crowdfunded venture will be his first permanent, restaurant. Due to open in December 2020, but delayed by London entering Tier 3 restrictions and further lockdown.

survey result

Summary

£28
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4
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The poignant history” of Syrian chef Imad Alarnab (who fled Damascus in 2015) helps inspire excellent reviews for his “convivial” venue: a “gem in Kingly Court”. Our feedback – citing “delicious” Syrian cooking and “thoughtful service” – came just before his May 2023 move to a bigger unit in the same development (where breakfast is a new feature): “the fact that you have to book with plenty of notice says it all… I’m not surprised to hear they’re expanding”.

Summary

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

“A delight and an education”: this “tiny restaurant with a tiny menu of Syrian food”“hidden away on the second floor of Soho’s Kingly Court” – is a “real favourite for its back story, for the quality of the dishes, and for the fact that you keep coming back”. Chef Imad Alarnab fled Damascus in 2015, leaving behind his successful restaurant group, and cooked for fellow-refugees before making his comeback as a restaurateur in London two years ago.

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£16
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Very Good
4
Very Good
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Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Since fleeing Damascus in 2015 after his restaurant businesses were destroyed, chef Imad Alarnab has cooked for refugees in Calais and provided free falafel for those in need during lockdown. This crowdfunded Soho newcomer is his first permanent London venture and occupies the Kingly Court site vacated by Asma Khan after she moved Darjeeling Express to her new, bigger Covent Garden site. Due to open in December 2020, it finally launched properly in May 2021 and early reports say it’s “a real gem”“attentive, homely, considered” – and providing “great, tasty food, a simple menu, and an enjoyable time”.

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Kingly Court, Kingly Street, London, W1B 5PW

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Imad's Syrian Kitchen Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Imad's Syrian Kitchen Restaurant in W1B, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Imad's Syrian Kitchen restaurant.
Alistair S
Fun, flavoursome joint, rammed with folk re...
Reviewed 1 months, 24 days ago

"Fun, flavoursome joint, rammed with folk relaxing and having good convivial experience."

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Tabitha K
Delicious simple Middle Eastern fare; good-...
Reviewed 1 months, 27 days ago

"Delicious simple Middle Eastern fare; good-looking and friendly waiters; bright, cheerful interior; very full at Sunday lunch"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Main Pudding
£15.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Kingly Court, Kingly Street, London, W1B 5PW
Opening hours
Monday8:30 am‑9:30 pm
Tuesday8:30 am‑9:30 pm
Wednesday8:30 am‑9:30 pm
Thursday8:30 am‑10 pm
Friday8:30 am‑10 pm
Saturday9 am‑10 pm
Sunday10:30 am‑4:30 pm4.30 pm

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