Laylas is one of my favourites,
Laylas is one of my favourites, expensive for what it is, but I still like it. Only issue they didnt add the 25% off to the bill, the person paying wasn't aware it was meant to be there, and we only realised after we left that it hadn't been applied.
Enjoyable night and such lovely
Enjoyable night and such lovely food - took a friend and she said it was the best Lebanese food ever...
Layla Restaurant: great food,
Layla Restaurant: great food, atmosphere and servive BUT the food is pricey (even with the TT 25% offer) !! Just as good restaurants elsewhere far cheaper with just as good quality and service.
Mayfair in Esher
We frequently eat in top quality Lebanese restaurants in Mayfair, so visiting Layla in Esher was an experiment - a very successful and tasty experience. Our party of four included two 'novices' unfamiliar with Lebanese menus and so we settled for a fixed menu which offered variety, vegetarian, fish and meat options. A starting course of eight dishes, delightfully presented, covered the principal choices one would expect. This was followed by four main course dishes including fish, lamb, chicken and vegetarian. The wine list was long enough to satisfy most palates with many of the wines available by the glass, which suited those who were driving. Overall, as good as Mayfair and cheaper.
The staff at Layla could not have been more helpful and friendly. The menus were explained in great detail, which was valuable as we had not tried this kind of food before. The food was well-cooked and presented. Not the cheapest a la carte, but a dinner offer for a sharing menu was good value, with cold and hot mezze, main course and dessert for £25 each.
The decor was impressively elegant. Recommended.
Great place, been a couple
Great place, been a couple of times and will go back for more!
Good night out
We went there on a Saturday night, and had reserved a 7pm booking in the restaurant followed by a 9 pm booking in the lounge.
This worked well otherwise the 7-9 slot is not enough unless everyone shows up on time.
In our case, we were a party of 12 and some arrived late, so we were rushed through our dining experience . As I had read about this in other reviews I was not surprised and was glad that I had the 9 pm booking in the lounge.
The food was good but the quantities were small. It was a fixed menu and the amount they provided for 12 people half of which were men left us unfulfilled,
Other than that we had a good time. The live entertainment was good and the place was full.
Still one of my Favourites
This restaurant has never let me down, ambience, food and service still excellent, even on a weeknight.
Worth a visit
Great food, service was good, def try the mixed grill if you are a meat lover!
excellent birthday celebration
Thank you for great food and service, really fun evening
TASTY, NOISY FRIDAY NIGHT IN ESHER
Although we've been to Layla in the past, this visit was a tad too raucous for us for a meal out on a Friday. The vibe at the very popular cocktail bar tends to filter down in to the main restaurant, sometimes so much so that you can't hear your partner across the table. Having said that, the food is always tasty and fresh, perhaps a little over-complicated at times (we had a sauce that beat up a bit on what should have been a simple, effective fish dish) and the service excellent. A social hub for Esher-ites at the weekend, if you fancy a slightly more chilled evening, I'd recommend going earlier in the week. Let's hope it maintains it's reputation for good food and doesn't slip too much into the realm of a jack of all trades, master of...
Layla Restaurant is one of
Layla Restaurant is one of my locals and we have visited a number of times. It has always served consistently well cooked food. Service is friendly and efficient. We like the booths to sit - it seems a little more private. Always a good experience and recommended.
Layla never disappoints. The
Layla never disappoints. The food is always outstanding. We went early Friday evening and felt the service could have been more attentive, especially when it was relatively quiet.
Good lively bar & restaurant
Layla is a really busy bar & restaurant.
Food is excellent, service was good.
Some extra bar staff would be a good idea for when it gets really busy.
Layla's For Dinner
Took my sister for dinner at Layla's. I am a regular there and really like the food. It's a shame they allow so many large groups of women in the restaurant at times. They can be very noisy in the restaurant. Lovely food though as usual.
My husband and I had a 10pm dinner reservation at Layla for our wedding anniversary. Having eaten here before, we were suitably impressed and wanted to give it another go. When booking through TT, I had specifically requested a good table and the restaurant obliged - we were given one of the lovely booths.
The food was just as good as last time. My husband commented that the portion size of the starters was small but we were both very full by the end of our mains. His mixed grill and my shish taouk were both delicious, as was the hot and cold mezze platter we shared as a starter.
The ambiance was a little lacking, but I expect this was owing to the hour. The service was prompt and friendly. All in all, a very good experience.
Great food & atmosphere
Went as a group - lovely time, great food & service. Was surprised to see a belly dancer appear half way through the meal as well.
Layla with a spark
I have been to Layla on a number of occasions, this time it was quite different... After our main dishes had been cleared, traditional music started to play and a belly dancer appeared. She was great and very entertaining, however the music was a little intense and made it difficult to continue chatting. All in all a great evening.
Everything was great from beginning to end ,good welcome, great cocktails lovely service and food .
The only fault for me was being asked to vacate the table for another party ,we wanted to stay longer and have a desert wine .
Great Food, slightly Pricey
Had a lovely evening at Layla, food was good if a little pricey (but probably par for the course for Esher). Entertainment was good fun with Bellydancing being a welcome surprise! Service was very friendly and prompt.
Girls must love it
As a venue to meet up with old girl friends this place is marvellous, cosy seated bar area before/after dinner, wonderful sharing plates, delightful waitress have to assume the waiter was new he was fairly clueless but it didn't detract.
Hey, what do you expect on a Monday lunchtime? Nothing but a few fellow diners and little atmosphere whilst the weekend revellers keep away and prepare for the next Friday! However, it was my wife's birthday and we wanted to do some shopping in Esher and have lunch somewhere different. The food and service were amazing and I know from other friends that the evenings, in a bigger group are amazing so I can't knock Layla, it was everything that we expected. The phone didn't stop ringing for future bookings (a good sign leading up to Christmas and the New Year) and we walked away having had an amazing meal and wanting to come back again. Well done Layla for making a fuss of us! Will eat there again soon.
Fabulous food with great service. Everything was faultless!