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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

4.2 ((((* (based on 17 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (13)
  • entertainment (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • lunch (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • value (1)
  • ((((* 15 February 2017 by Ian Tanton from Esher

    The food was good but the service was very poor.

  • ((((* 15 February 2017 by Shima from Leatherhead

    Lovely dinner. Good service. On your website you had something about belly dancing but did not see anything in the restaurant?

  • (((** 12 February 2017 by Ellie Bouali from Carshalton

    The food was lovely, however the service was hit and miss and we waited 20 minutes for one round of drinks. I was also brought the wrong drink because the waiter didn't write down what I asked for. The ladies toilets were disgusting which detracts from the experience, ladies love a clean space. The entertainment was late starting so we only got to hear one song before we left. I did leave a substantial tip, however it wasn't necessarily deserved. We spoke to Mustapha about these issues, but got the impression that he wasn't particularly interested which is a shame because this has the potential to provide a truly great dining experience.

  • ((((( 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

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