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Summary

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

This Jericho veteran inspires remarkable loyalty from fans – “been coming since it opened 30 years ago and it’s still the best Lebanese I’ve found in the UK”“and great value too”. Others find it “pleasant enough”, with a “wide range of nicely flavoured dishes”, but complain there’s “no excitement”.

Summary

£29
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A Jericho institution for more than 30 years – “the food remains excellent” at this “charming” Lebanese. To newcomers it’s still “a real find”“so many small dishes to choose from that I never got to the mains, although my friends were impressed with those”. “Pleasing and original choice of vegetarian offerings”, too.

Summary

£29
    £
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Al Shami is an Oxford institution: it has been here for over three decades and has introduced many of us to the delights of Lebanese cuisine” helped by its embracing and welcoming style; the food “remains excellent”.

Summary

£29
    £
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A “wonderfully reliable” Jericho Lebanese particularly of note for its superior mezze; “it’s the antithesis of fine dining, and much the better for it!”

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
50
110

Prices

Tapas / Dim Sum

Main Pudding
£3.90 £2.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £1.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
25 Walton Cr, Oxford, OX1 2JG
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑12 am
Tuesday12 pm‑12 am
Wednesday12 pm‑12 am
Thursday12 pm‑12 am
Friday12 pm‑12 am
Saturday12 pm‑12 am
Sunday12 pm‑12 am

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