As we move into Week 6 of the coronavirus lockdown , here at Lazeez we have been doing our bit to help frontline workers in the NHS and charities who are helping to feed to less fortunate in our society, by preparing 500 to 1,000 meals a week and delivering them four to five times per week.
We are working with Sovereign Partners who are providing us with sustainable packaging as well as the NHS and The Felix Project.
Our chefs prepare Halal Lebanese meals consisting of three options: Lebanese rice and mixed vegetables with our own special sauce or chickpeas with fresh herbs and tomatoes or Lebanese rice with grilled chicken and our special sauce. All our rice is gluten free.
We were delighted to receive this glowing review on TripAdvisor recently from a customer visiting London from Israel.
I looked for a restaurant near the Oxford Street, and with my amazing luck I saw this restaurant and it was the best find I ate during my visit in London! Great service, amazing food and really good price!
I recommend the Tabbouleh Salad and the stuffed Lebanese bread.
Thank you, Lazeez Tapas, If I will ever be in London be sure that I will come to you!”
Yesterday evening we celebrated the launch of our new winter menu and terrace here at Lazeez in the heart of Mayfair with some of our regular customers and a few celebrities, on what turned out to fortunately be a rare dry and sunny day in London after the relentless rain of the last two weeks, so we were all very thankful.
The star of the evening was undoubtedly Caprice, who showed off her fabulous figure in a cut-away white midi dress. Caprice is currently training for her debut in Dancing on Ice which airs in January.
The figure-hugging white dress featured a criss-cross design across her chest and was complimented with a fluffy white shawl, silver bangles and hooped earrings.
We also had some of the stars from The Only Way Is Essex, including Ella Rae Wise, 18, Chloe Ross, 26, and Kelsey Stratford, 18. Ella and Kelsey were wearing an oversized jumper dress while Chloe wore a plunging neckline and figure-hugging black midi-dress.
Chloe Brockett from TOWIE, also joined us on the new winter terrace, wearing a pair of leather trousers with a white blazer and sporting a scarlet handbag.
Former Big Brother contestant Simon Goss hosted the evening for us with his larger than life personality charming guests and celebrities alike.
Nicola Hughes joined in the fun, as did Love Island’s Chloe Crowhurst, and the evening became a lot livelier when a belly dancer performed in front of delighted guests.
Our new winter menu is now available, and we look forward to welcoming you and your family and friends to our cosy and heated winter terrace just across from Selfridges this autumn and winter.
Last week we were featured on the Islam Channel talking about our authentic Lebanese cuisine here at Lazeez Tapas in Mayfair.
The programme is a contemporary lifestyle magazine style show with special guests exploring a range of interesting topical issues around the Muslim community.
One of the presenters came to visit us and try our range of mezze or tapas dishes which are typical of what you would find in restaurants in Beirut and across Lebanon, as our chef Ali explains. Lebanese food is most often eaten due to its health benefit as the food tends to be grilled baked or sautéed in olive oil and vegetables are often eaten raw. And like most Mediterranean countries the food eaten is dictated by the seasons and what is readily available.
Back in the studio, our General Manager, Javier Ramos speaks about the history of Lazeez in London and how it has progressed from a simple coffee shop to the popular landmark Lebanese restaurant it is today just across from Selfridges. He goes on to talk about the simplicity of the Lebanese food and says that the taste comes from the quality of the ingredients and process of how we cook our food. Our recipes are traditional and come from the rural areas of Lebanon, giving that authenticity people in London like so much.
Javier goes on to speak about the importance we as a society here in Britain place on what we eat these days and how the Lebanese diet fits in so well with this.
You can watch the whole of the interview on ‘Living The Life’ by clicking on this link here.
We are delighted to have received this wonderful 5 Bubble review on TripAdvisor which says that we’re the “Best Lebanese in London”. The reviewer says:
“Got there on a Tuesday night and the place was full. After hours of walk around central London for shopping with my family I could get best, in just few minutes they make the place for 4. The staff and the food was just amazing, big thanks to the Emilio to make our evening even better! Don’t miss the felafel!!”
We are delighted to have been recognised as the best Lebanese Restaurant in Central London in this year’s prestigious 2018 Food & Drink Awards by LUXLife Magazine.
Every year the Food & Drink Awards reveals the best establishments offering sumptuous cuisine from across the globe. From artisan kitchens to innovative street cuisine, as well as gourmet restaurants and gastro pubs. LUXLife look for the individuals and enterprises who offer outstanding gastronomic delicacies.
Additionally, LUXLife look to uncover the hard work done before the food makes it to the kitchen, as the best food comes from the best places. They feel it incumbent to therefore also include the food producers and manufacturers who allow many of our favourite eateries to be stocked with some of the best ingredients., which in our case come from both Lebanon and sourced locally from top quality suppliers.
We were delighted to have our Mayfair restaurant featured in Trip Reporter this month by Andy Mossack.
Andy opens his article by saying that “Come summer, London takes on a distinctly Middle Eastern veneer. Emiratis and Saudis among many others pouring over to escape the Gulf heat. The shisha cafes do great business, cars block the streets and mobile phone providers greedily dish out data as their streaming services go into overdrive.”
He then goes on to say that “The leafy streets of Mayfair, once the domain of famous chefs and starry menus, now offer up shisha on every corner, with outdoor seating resembling a night in Beirut rather than Belgravia.” And that “Lazeez Tapas has been quietly establishing a name for itself since it opened over four years ago.”
Andy rounds off his review by saying: “Lazeez Tapas is an entertaining night out. Excellent authentic Lebanese food that, for Mayfair, is excellent value for money. And with Selfridges staying open late, you can shop for a few bargains while you’re there.”
You can read the whole article here: https://tripreporter.co.uk/lazeez-lebanese-tapas/
It’s been a busy summer here at our Duke Street restaurant. We carried out some light refurbishment to smarten up the interior of the restaurant in June and also replaced the carpeting on the floor of our popular terrace.
At the same time, we introduced a brand-new lunch and dinner menu which is served on lovely new crockery and have also replaced a number of our older shishas with some brand-new ones from Egypt.
We celebrated our re-launch with a small evening gathering on a sunny evening here in London, where our guests got the opportunity to sample our new menu and meet each other whilst sipping refreshing cocktails.
We have also had some staff changes, so if you are a regular at Lazeez you may well notice some new faces behind the bar and serving you.
We are delighted to have received some complimentary reviews about our new menu and restaurant with The Londonist saying: “As with the mezze style of dining, there’s nothing so structured as courses and we switch between dishes throughout – the best way to share a meal, if you ask us. The bread is refilled and there are plenty of dips to keep us going. The Motabaal offers an alluring aubergine alternative to the houmous.” You can read their full review by clicking here.
Mayfair Curated popped in for lunch in July and talks about how well we cater for vegetarians and says: “As a vegetarian, I was very well catered for at Lazeez. The fresh Lebanese tapas was delicious; I particularly enjoyed the classic houmous and the beetroot houmous, which I was advised needs to be freshly made twice a day to ensure the best flavour. The aubergine moussaka was rich and tasty, perfectly suited to a tapas-size portion. The falafel too is a must-try – we were very full by the time we tasted it but it was one of the best I’ve had in London.” You can read their full review by clicking here.
On In London particularly likes the way we grill our meat and says: “The great thing about the menus is that all cuts of meat are grilled over charcoal and provides an great taste. Some of their signature dishes such as whole grilled seabass with fattoush salad and hummus will also feature. On the tapas menu there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan choices such as homemade hummus and patata harra (spicy fried potatoes).” You can read their review by clicking here.
And finally, KCW Today like the simplicity of our Lebanese cuisine and say: “The food was indeed simple, with a multitude of small and very tasty dishes arriving to completely fill our table. Despite the simplicity and modest cost, it was of high quality; a delight of different tastes.” You can read their review by clicking here.