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Arabic Bakery & cafe providing freshly baked food and handmade sweets. Freshly prepared flatbread and main courses from the middle east​ on the spot.
PRICE RANGE
£3 - £11
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Travelled from high Wycombe to have a family lunch here to celebrate a birthday as we heard great things from friends. It was a lovely meal with many options to suit children and varying appetites. The food was presented beautifully and the sweets were great....Would definitely come back again.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great vibe, lovely food, and good service. We enjoyed the atmosphere in this place on a Saturday evening, the flatbreads were tasty and fresh from the oven. Quick service and friendly staff.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an amazing experience having such delicious food with excellent service and hospitality. Everything there was perfect, including the bakery items such as manaqeesh and fatayer, as well as the traditional Levantine dish of Maklouba (upside down). My family and I loved all the...food.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything cooked fresh. Amazingly food at exceptionally reasonable prices. Not posh, but good honest friendly place to have a great time. And if you order too much, you can get a doggy bag. Baklava are amazing - tasty, crisp, and sweet.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely will go back! Great hummus, flat breads, falafel and mint tea. Really friendly atmosphere and authentic food. Baklava looked so good that I bought some to take away!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Zaatar Bake several times and every visit has been an excellent experience. The food is amazing and has a variety of Levantine/Middle Eastern flavours and mezzas. The service is fantastic, and the chef is very welcoming and nice. I especially enjoyed...the buffet, which was very delicious and had many options to choose from. Everything is amazing and I highly recommend it to all to have this experience.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only wanted a light bite as we'd not long had some brunch. Ordered a selection of things to share and took leftovers home in containers they provided. Was lovely fresh food, great atmosphere and vibe and friendly staff. The mint lemonade at £4.99 might seem...pricey but is totally worth it. One of the best drinks I've had in ages. Can't wait to return.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great staff and deliciouse food I would recommend the homemade mint lemonade. Didn’t expect it to be as good as it was, they do takeout too.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024

Friendly service. I ordered the lamb maqloubah (15.95), a traditional Palestinian dish meaning upside down. The dish was tasty but does not compare to the ones I have enjoyed in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The rice did not seem to be cooked with...the rest of the ingredients as I am used to, it appeared to me as if the rice was cooked separately and then added. The lamb was tender but dry. The chai tea consisted of a tea bag with fresh mint leaves added (2.50). I arrived for a late lunch, the pastry counter was almost empty, understandable.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Alumination UK, Owner at Za'atar Bake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with the lamb maqloubah. It's valuable feedback, and we apologize that the dish did not meet your expectations compared to the ones you've enjoyed in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. We will take note of your comments about...More

Reviewed 17 February 2024

Brilliant..amazing…delicious..Mmmm! The best Babganoush this side of the Middle East! Fab food and great service and atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Alumination UK, Owner at Za'atar Bake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm delighted to hear that you had such a positive experience with the Babganoush and enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere at the restaurant! If you have any other experiences or topics you'd like to discuss, feel free to let me know.

Reviewed 10 December 2023

A very lovely atmosphere for any meal! The staff were welcoming and helpful, and their food selection is a good variety of middle eastern dishes. We had the lemonade, kofta, falafel, fatayer and a cup of chai, and savoured every dish with joy! One thing...I particularly liked was the large portion sizes, even though they were hard to finish, it's nice to see places that give you what you pay for. Will definitely return here for more meals or even just a cup of chai!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Alumination UK, Owner at Za'atar Bake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Thank you for your delightful review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the lovely atmosphere, variety of Middle Eastern dishes, and generous portion sizes. It's wonderful that you savoured every dish with joy and plan to return for more meals or a cup of...More

Reviewed 13 November 2023

I didn't realise until writing this review, that Za'atar is currently rated as Tripadvisor's #2 rated restaurant in Oxford. I would judge that rating is thoroughly deserved! We had a booking for seven to celebrate our daughter's uni graduation; apparently it had been a favourite...haunt of theirs'. Our reception was welcoming, we were soon at out table, and although not all arrived at the same time, it was no problem to wait a few moments so we could all order together. The menu is excellent, I could have happily ordered anything! The starters were perfect, the main courses were all superbly prepared and arrived together for our party, and rounded off with some wonderfully delicate Baklava. Service throughout was first class, and when we got the bill, we realised what fantastic value for money Za'atar offers. This really rounded off a wonderful day, thank you so much!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Alumination UK, Owner at Za'atar Bake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience at Za'atar! We're happy to hear that you found the menu excellent, the food superbly prepared, and the service first class. It's wonderful that you and your party had a memorable celebration for your daughter's uni graduation. We...More

Reviewed 3 November 2023

I had a fantastic dining experience at the restaurant this morning. The food was incredibly tasty, and the service was excellent. They even recommended avoiding a specific type of dish for the first meal of the day, which was thoughtful. The highlight was the fresh,...baked right in front of you bakery items, which I highly recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Alumination UK, Owner at Za'atar Bake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Thank you for sharing your fantastic dining experience! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tasty food, excellent service, and especially the fresh bakery items baked right in front of you. It's wonderful that our staff's thoughtful recommendation enhanced your meal. We appreciate your...More

Reviewed 28 October 2023 via mobile

Booked a table (recommended) for dinner and really enjoyed it. Place is buzzing and we could see the clay oven for the flat breads. Staff were very nice and polite as well as knowledgeable of the dishes , vegan and vegetarian options available. Important to...note that they do not have an alcohol licence just a one off corkage fee for your own brought booze. Also don't confuse it with the sister restaurant on the other side of the road which is more kebab skewers and not as highly rated.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Alumination UK, Owner at Za'atar Bake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Thank you for sharing your positive experience! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the buzzing atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, and variety of vegan and vegetarian options. It's good to know that the restaurant allows corkage for your own booze, and we appreciate the tip about...More

Reviewed 27 October 2023

We highly enjoyed our time at Za’atar bake and thought the food was delicious! We had the trio hummus, falafel, lamb maqloubah and chicken lemon tagine which all had amazing flavours and we will definitely be back to try more! The restaurant was busy however...all the staff were very polite and helpful, thank you!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Alumination UK, Owner at Za'atar Bake, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're to hear that you enjoyed the delicious food, including the trio hummus, falafel, lamb maqloubah, and chicken lemon tagine. It's great to know that the staff were polite and helpful despite the busy atmosphere. We look forward to...More

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