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Al-Shami

25 Walton Crescent, Oxford OX1 2JG, England
+44 1865 310066
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“meze dishes” (11 reviews)
“hummus” (23 reviews)
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CUISINES
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
25 Walton Crescent, Oxford OX1 2JG, England
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1 - 10 of 284 reviews

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Popped in for a bout of nostalgia. Al-Shami had only just opened when I moved, as a student, into a house just around the corner over twenty five years ago. I used go there relatively frequently, drawn by the shish-taouq, and by an outstanding warm...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Terrible food. Terrible service. Not sure what the rave reviews are based on. We had soup and some other starters. The food they served lacked flavor and taste, that's putting it mildly, it was terrible. So terrible we had to cancel our mains. I really...More

Thank Pheello N
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us and we're very happy to have eaten here. It's a little bit away from where you would expect a place to eat, but it's well worth walking here. The mezes were all very tasty and given the great decor...More

Thank fabian_zurich
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Stuff pita bread with a huge range of delicately cooked Lebanese mezze. It would have been better if the pita had been warm, but that's my only complaint.

Thank Emily R
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Ten of us dined here last week and had a great meal. We focused on the mezze and were not disappointed - the best dishes being the kibeh, fatoush salad, foul and humus. The grilled meat main courses lacked seasoning. At £20 per head including...More

Thank LucyCarvalho
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We didn't have a booking but at 8pm on Saturday it wasn't full, and we were found a table immediately. This restaurant has two rooms, and my companion mentioned that he'd seen a large number of people in the second room, although where we were...More

1  Thank IgorStrav
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We don't live in Oxford but heard about this restaurant on Buzzfeed so decided to check it out, it is out of the way but it is definitely worth it. The food is reasonably priced compared to similar restaurants. I would have given 5 stars...More

Thank hsr612
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This place has been around for ages and this was our first visit for years. Overall there was nothing to complain about - it's reasonably smart, the service was fine if a little slow, and the food was good without being great. We tried a...More

Thank BrushM
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food tasted good and high chairs were available for my daughter. It was not noisy so she slept quickly and I was able to eat my lunch without having to get up and run after her. Bad thing is that they do not have...More

Thank Nazira S
Reviewed 23 March 2017

It is a good place to dine as a family and friends. All the staff were friendly all the staff were also on hand and listened to our orders and treated with respect. however the cutlery was sticky and grimy.

Thank zoosethegreate
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Walton Crescent, Oxford OX1 2JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 310066
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