Informal Lunch Tapas

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Lazeez Tapas is a popular Lebanese restaurant and Shisha bar. It sits just outside the Mayfair boundary, on the Selfridges end of Duke Street. When it comes to Middle Eastern cuisine, there’s a lot to choose from in this area, but it’s definitely worth shopping around as they can vary in quality!

I visited Lazeez to sample some of their tapas. It’s a family-run business, with welcoming staff and a relaxed atmosphere. As a convenient place to stop for lunch close to Selfridges, it seems to be popular destination for families. If you’re a non-smoker, you are better off sitting inside as the outside area is predominantly a shisha smoking terrace.

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.

Lazeez is not the place for a fancy dinner, but if you want to sample some delicious middle-eastern food in a laid back environment, you can’t go wrong here.

Review by Harriet Thompson