Where to Find the Best Middle Eastern Food in London


If you’re after Middle Eastern cuisine in London, you’re in luck! Those staying at the Park Grand Paddington Court will be pleased to hear that there is a lot of choice of Middle Eastern restaurants near Paddington Station to choose from. Middle Eastern cuisine includes influences from a large range of countries and ethnicities, so it’s a broad spectrum to cover but fortunately, London’s multicultural restaurant scene has all the kebabs, hummus, tabouleh, shish tawook and dolma to satiate your hunger.

After checking into the Park Grand Paddington Court, sharing a Middle Eastern mezze or fresh salad is the ideal solution to fill your stomach with a light but flavoursome meal before bed. Here are our recommendations for where to eat!

Park Grand Paddington Court Restaurant ££

27 Devonshire Terrace, Bayswater W2 3DP

If you’re after some of the best Middle Eastern food in London, it’s only a phone call away. The Park Grand Paddington Court serves a selection of kebabs during the evening. Take your pick from meat and vegetarian options, which are served with gravy, rice and bread. Some kebabs are infused with Indian spices! If you can’t choose, you can order a platter and try a bit of everything. The afternoon tea at Park Grand Paddington Court is served at sister hotel Park Grand London Lancaster Gate and also features an Indian themed menu if you are looking for something delicious but a little different.

Honey & Co. ££

25 Warren St, Fitzrovia W1T 5LZ

Honey & Co. is a small Middle Eastern restaurant ran by Israeli wife and husband duo Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich. Both worked at the OXO Tower and Ottolenghi before opening their first restaurant together in 2012. Big on flavours they draw in the crowds with a seasonal menu, so check out what they have coming up when searching for London hotels special offers. Dishes reflect the food that you would find in people’s homes and they pride themselves on using the best ingredients. Breathe in aromas of roasted lamb, savour homemade tahini and indulge your sweet tooth with their selection of cakes and cookies.

Le Bab ££

Top Floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby Street W1B 5PW 

Le Bab is a contemporary kebab restaurant with chefs who have perfected their art in Michelin-starred kitchens, led by Federico Preti, formerly of Enoteca Pinchiorri and Le Gavroche. All kebabs are cooked using seasonal ingredients, organic vegetables and free-range meat. Flatbreads are made in-house and served with chilli sauces to give your tastebuds a jolt. Team your gourmet kebab with a delicious mezze, so delicious you’ll find it a challenge to share!

Paramount Lebanese Kitchen Paddington £

26 London Street, Paddington W2 1HH 

This jewel of a restaurant offers a distinctive and thoroughly authentic Middle Eastern dining experience. Expect delicious smooth hummus, crisp pickles and hearty sharing platters. Shawarma have just the right amount of spice and their wraps are full of flavour. If you’re looking for restaurants near Paddington Station, Paramount is the ideal spot. Choose from delicious appetisers, fresh salads and meaty mains. There is a reason people make at least one return visit here!

Lokkanta £

31 Westbourne Grove, Bayswater W2 4UA 

Lokkanta is a relaxed restaurant with a full menu of Turkish mezze and tasty barbecue dishes – or ‘mangal’ to be more correct. The food is ever so slightly charred on the outside, whilst tender and succulent on the inside. No ovens, pots or pans are used – only fresh ingredients and open flames. Their menu features chicken, beef and heaps of lamb with falafel or veggie-based options for vegetarians.

Maroush ££

4 Vere Street, Marylebone, W1G 0DH

Maroush is one of London’s longest-running Lebanese restaurants and their Marylebone branch offers three floors each with excellent dining options. In their basement, you’ll find live music and belly dancing performances, so if you’re seeking London hotels special offers and some alternative nightlife consider here! The top floor is quieter for a more intimate meal. Their menu includes hot and cold mezze, light pastries filled with meat and veggies, fresh salads and perfectly prepared shawarma. They also offer charcoal-grilled main courses and seafood cooked in a variety of styles.

The Palomar ££

34 Rupert Street, Mayfair W1D 6DN 

The Palomar serves the food of modern-day Jerusalem with influences from Southern Spain, North Africa and the Levant. You’ll find handmade bread including kubaneh and challa served with homemade dips such as burnt courgette tzatziki. They have a delicious seafood and salad menu for those seeking a lighter meal. Their meat plates are cooked with unusual twists – such as pork belly cooked with Turkish coffee. Their cocktail menu harmonises with the meals and they also have an extensive list of imported wines.

Mimino Georgian Restaurant ££

197C Kensington High Street, Kensington W8 6BA

This no-frills restaurant offers authentic Georgian dishes and calls out to those seeking a totally different cuisine. Mimino serve soups, baked-to-order ‘mjadi’ (cornbread), stews, Georgian ‘pizzas’ and high-protein mtsvadi (kebabs). You can also sample specialities of badrijani (roasted aubergines with walnut sauce and spices), khinkali (savoury dumplings) and tsiplyonok tabaka (dry-roast chicken with mashed potatoes).

Jakobs ££

20 Gloucester Road, Kensington SW7 4RB

Jakobs serve an organic, gluten-free fusion of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean plates, predominantly inspired from Armenian flavours. All dishes are freshly prepared on the premises and the menu changes on a regular basis. You’ll find roasted vegetables, fish, free-range chicken and grilled meat. Jakobs have their own allotment where they grow Persian, Armenian and Italian herbs to season their dishes!

Aphrodite Taverna ££

15 Hereford Road, Bayswater, W2 4AB 

Make yourself at home among the brass lamps and hanging copper pots at this Greek-Cypriot dining room run by a Cypriot chef and his Brazilian wife. Share a couple of small starts including loukanika (traditional Greek sausage), saganaki (fried Kefalotiri cheese) and Cypriot cheese, halloumi. Mains include lamb and spinach casserole, moussaka, steaks and kebabs cooked the Cypriot way. One of the best in Paddington!