Party Earth Review The second in a chain of restaurants founded more than twenty years ago when owner Marouf Abouzaki fled war-torn Beirut for London, Maroush features authentic Lebanese cuisine and legendary after-hours revelry in a chic... ... read full review
38 Beauchamp Place
Piccadilly Line: Knightsbridge
020 7581 5434
M–Th, Su noon–3am, F–Sa noon–4:30am
Kensington / Chelsea, London –
The second in a chain of restaurants founded more than twenty years ago when owner Marouf Abouzaki fled war-torn Beirut for London, Maroush features authentic Lebanese cuisine and legendary after-hours revelry in a chic Beauchamp Place location.
While both floors of this two-story eatery offer fine dining options, the more casual first floor attracts lower-key university students, tourists, and younger patrons who prefer to down their baba ghanoush and sandwiches at the bar.
Meanwhile, business diners and couples out for a romantic evening in the West End gravitate toward the somewhat more staid second floor, a lavishly appointed dining room featuring perfectly pressed tablecloths, higher ceilings, and art-lined walls.
But regulars know that the real action begins well after dark when post-club partiers, wealthy international travelers, and celebrities from Tom Cruise to Björk ward off hangovers and celebrate their success with generous portions of mezze and divinely bittersweet Middle Eastern desserts.
A restaurant with equal measures of tongue-tingling entrées and scintillating late-night festivity, Maroush gives visitors a taste of Lebanon in the comfort of one of London’s poshest neighborhoods.
Business lunchers by day, after-work professionals, couples, and hungry tourists in the evenings, and raucous club-goers in the wee hours, 20s and 30s.
Lebanese cuisine including salads, soups, sandwiches, and fish and meat dishes. Traditional dishes include hummus, chicken or lamb shawarma, tabbouleh, and hot or cold mezza platters. In keeping with Lebanese culture, dishes are meant to be shared.
Cover charge £2/person for upstairs seating starting at 1:30am. Mezza £5–£8, soups and salads £5–£6, entrées £14–£18, desserts £4–£14. Beer £3.75/pint, wine £5/glass, £13–£40+/bottle, cocktails £4–£14.
Smart casual: nice jeans and button-downs, cocktail dresses, fashionable blouses with slacks.
Between 10pm and 3am on Friday and Saturday nights.
Belly dancing enthusiasts can head over to LayaLina (2-3 Beauchamp Place), a modern Lebanese restaurant right down the road.