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Fadi Kattan crowd-funded nearly £1m to open this Palestinian newcomer in Notting Hill which – originally slated to debut in 2021 – opened after a residency at Carousel in mid 2022. He opened his first restaurant (Fawda) in Bethlehem in 2016 and the focus here will be specialities from that city as well as Jerusalem, Jericho, Gaza, and Nablus, but here made with British ingredients.

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

Fadi Kattan’s three-floor Palestinian newcomer in Notting Hill inspires mixed reviews. Everyone agrees it’s a “beautiful room” with a “bubbling” atmosphere; and welcomes the fact that its Middle Eastern menu is “just a bit different, with a nice twist on more familiar fare”. But while some reporters (especially veggie ones) feel the cuisine is outstanding, too many feel it is “heavy handed”“a baffling series of dishes, some of them good, some of them unappetising, with no coherent pattern of size or flavour”. “I was so looking forward to this one – the service was great and so was the ambience but the food was disappointing”.

Summary

Fadi Kattan crowd-funded nearly £1m to open this Palestinian newcomer in Notting Hill which – originally slated to debut in 2021 – is set to open in the second half of 2022. He opened his first restaurant (Fawda) in Bethlehem in 2016. Here, the focus will be specialities from that city as well as Jerusalem, Jericho, Gaza and Nablus, and the website promises ‘hot bright salads of the Gaza coastline, deep stews from the rolling hills of Ramallah and foraged akub will feature alongside the locally sourced British ingredients’.

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27 Uxbridge Street, London, W8 7TQ

Akub Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Akub Restaurant in W8, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Akub restaurant.
Andrew W
Superb Palestinian food served in a cute 3 ...
Reviewed 1 months, 28 days ago

"Superb Palestinian food served in a cute 3 floor building. Get a table on the top floor by the window. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£12.00 £22.50 £7.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £4.00
Service 12.50%
27 Uxbridge Street, London, W8 7TQ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11:30 pm
Saturday11 am‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11:30 pm
Sunday11 am‑4 pm

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