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Layla Restaurant

110 High Street, Esher, KT10 9QL

((((* Lebanese
  •  - Surrey
  •  - Surrey
  •  - Surrey
  •  - Surrey
  •  - Surrey
Main course: £15
Food spend: £45
Opening hours
Sunday to Thursday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:30 - 22:00
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:00 - 22:00.

Great evening with fab table. Think the waiter needs to stop questioning how much wine we drink though!

Jo 21 December 2017
from London

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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

Contact +44 7743636341

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Customer reviews for Layla Restaurant

3.9 ((((* (based on 35 reviews)
71% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (21)
  • large parties (9)
  • entertainment (8)
  • romantic (8)
  • trendy (7)
  • private dining (4)
  • business (3)
  • lunch (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • value (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (1)
  • (**** 8 March 2018 by Anon from esher

    Awful, Starter just vinegar, main of prawns overcooked. only good thing was the cocktails, terrible atmosphere and 85 quid for the privalege

  • ((((( 21 December 2017 by Jo from London

    Great evening with fab table. Think the waiter needs to stop questioning how much wine we drink though!

  • (**** 4 December 2017 by Will from Esher

    Waited 50 mins for starters then left. Terrible.

  • (((** 27 November 2017 by Janet from WEybridge

    The waitress got our order wrong, the waiter who brought the dishes wasn’t able to identify what they were. It was helpful that the price was taken off the bill. The bar, usually quite buzzing, was lacking atmosphere and the Turkish music was too loud and over bearing. I’ve had some good nights at Layla but this was disappointing.

  • (**** 14 November 2017 by Simon from London

    Poor cold food. Cold boring restaurant

  • ((*** 14 November 2017 by Lee from London

    Lovely service but the food was distinctly average. The restaurant was totally inauthentic and we actually sent one of our mains back.

  • ((((( 24 August 2017 by Guy from Esher

    Very nice location, setting and atmosphere. Good varied choice of food and drinks. Cocktails are very good, and a great selection.

  • ((((( 20 August 2017 by Bruce from Esher

    Very nice

  • ((((* 19 August 2017 by Skip from Esher

    Food and service excellent.
    More of a loud wine bar that serves food.
    Our waitress was excellent.
    Would recommend for large parties rather than an intimate dinner as it does get very loud.

  • (**** 31 July 2017 by Louise from Epsom

    The food was not the best and wasn't a great experience this time. The service was absolutely terrible, very slow. When it came to pay and we asked to split the bill the waitress rounded the bill up an extra £5 before splitting it in half!

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