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Layla Restaurant

110 High Street, Esher, KT10 9QL

(((() Lebanese
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25

Fabulous food, great service, I can recommend Layla. Check out the seared Tuna Mezze, really special.

Ed Bateman 07 January 2017
from Thames Ditton

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An exciting blend of Lebanese-inspired recipes, Middle Eastern style and energetic live music, Layla Restaurant is an exotic setting for flavoursome mezze dining. Intimate alcove tables allow for cosy group meals, while the atmospheric lounge bar serves colourful cocktails and puts on exciting live music.

The Layla menu is packed with a huge selection of hot and cold mezze dishes, as well as hearty mains that include influences from the Mediterranean. To share, there are mussels in Sapporo beer batter with homemade garlic mayonnaise, goats' milk yoghurt balls with mint and cucumber, and hand-rolled vine leaves filled with rice, herbs and spices. For mains, seared duck with Madeira sauce is a popular favourite, along with generously-filled shawarma and falafel wraps.

Desserts at Layla in Surrey include pistachio slice with marzipan sablé biscuit base and a hint of kirsch, as well as special cocktails like the After Eight Martini. Afternoon tea at Layla is given a Lebanese twist, with lamb shawarma and tahini sandwiches served with exotic teas and seasonal bellinis.

With vibrant colours, exciting live bellydancing performances and a warm, buzzing ambience, Layla restaurant is a true taste of Lebanese hospitality. Esher Rail Station sits a 5-minute drive away.

Layla Restaurant

110 High Street, Esher, KT10 9QL

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Customer reviews for Layla Restaurant

4.4 (((() (based on 14 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (10)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • lunch (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • value (1)
  • ((((( 10 January 2017 by Mikey Horiguchi from High Wycombe

    This restaurant was very clean and well decorated. Foods were very fresh and tasty. The waiter was polite and efficient. We went for lunch. So, we really want to try dinner next time. When I went to Beirut, I had a Lebanese beer. So I wanted to try again. They said they don't serve anymore. This is only shame. We strongly recommend this fantastic restaurant.

  • ((((* 8 January 2017 by SS from Esher

    Fab food, great ambience. Excellent local restaurant for a quick date night, without kids!

  • ((((( 7 January 2017 by Ed Bateman from Thames Ditton

    Fabulous food, great service, I can recommend Layla. Check out the seared Tuna Mezze, really special.

  • ((((* 29 December 2016 by Susie Taylor from Esher

    Great food and wonderful service

  • (((** 19 December 2016 by Kirsty Martin from Surrey

    Food was really yummy but the service was ridiculously slow, meal took over two hours and that involved us asking for menus, asking where our food was and getting up to pay the bill.

  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Kasia Nowaczyk from London

    Fantastic food to share as a group. We couldn't finish it to be honest

  • ((((( 5 December 2016 by Rebecca from Esher

    Lovely food

  • ((((( 2 December 2016 by Karen Ormesher from Sunbury-on-Thames

    Food is amazing.. wide range of cocktails. Definitely be going back

  • (**** 22 November 2016 by Manal Alameddine from Wirral

    We Chose Layla restaurant to celebrate a family event. Unfortunately we were let-down by the place. It had nothing to do with Lebanese cuisine. The distribution of "shared starter dishes" was totally unprofessional. The amount of starter was scanty in relation to the order we made as well as the quality and freshness of food. How could you order a shared menu for 6 people and get one small dish of each starter to be shared. We were even more disappointed with the senior staff's reaction when was informed of our disappointment. There was no effort made to fix the problem or even apologise. We regret visiting Layla restaurant and certainly will not recommend it to anybody.

  • ((((( 8 November 2016 by Rebecca Smith from Thames Ditton

    Girly night so booked a table in the bar. they have got everything right from the service to the lighting to the volume and type of music being played. The live music was a great bonus and the whole place was up dancing at the end. Awesome! Will DEFINITELY be going again.

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