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Tarboush Cafe

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57 Market Street, Watford WD18 0PR, England
+44 1923 248898
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Watford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As ever this restaurant continues to offer a very friendly service- with attentive staff who ensure that the supply of tasty Lebanese food flows. I have eaten here with friends and family over the years and have never been disappointed. The opportunity to bring your own alcoholic drinks means a cheap but enjoyable night out- which can be finished off... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked a group of 8 - then when I came to pay deposit 2 more had confirmed - I let the restaurant know and they asked for a £5 deposit for everyone (£50). Unfortunately 3 people dropped out on the day meaning there were 7 of us (1 less than originally booked). We had an ok meal - they... More 

1 Thank Penny_Wilkinson_10
KayesIb, Manager at Tarboush Cafe, responded to this review

Penny we are very disappointed with your review because you know it is not accurate or fair. To address your issues firstly your table was booked for 10 people. You increased your booking prior to paying your deposit. So your booking on the night was for 10 people not 8. If 10 of you had turned up as we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to tarboush for the first time on saturday night with friends having been recommended it. The staff were so helpful, friendly and welcoming. The food was superb and the atmosphere was brilliant! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will be back! 😆

Thank Nicola S
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have given glowing reviews in the past. However, this time not so good. I went for the chicken lunch deal and the portion was far smaller than before, the food itself was great.

Thank zola123
KayesIb, Manager at Tarboush Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Zola, Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are glad you enjoyed the food. In response to your comment about portion sizes I would just like to say that we have not changed anything with our menu and portion sizes. We have the same size plates and each dish is plated in a certain way to... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a Lebanese friend, we normally go into London for Lebanese food but on this occasion we thought we'd try something more local. Probably won't do that again... Great atmosphere but if you're after real Lebanese food that is cooked properly, then I'd give this a miss. By all means the food was edible, but just not quite right.

Thank Lucia L
KayesIb, Manager at Tarboush Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I know a great deal about Lebanese food, I grew up eating it every day. Many of our recipes come from my family who still live in the middle east. In your google review you say that your Lebanese friend said it is not genuine Lebanese food. I am not sure what they think is... More 

London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found free parking outside (evening) and a good table. The menu choice was great for everyone and the quality, taste , and quantity was very good - as were the prices! The service was very sweet however on the occasion we went it was muddled in that ordered food and drinks and cutlery did not arrive until after repeated reminders... More 

Thank Larry H
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a food lover and critic I must say that Tarboush is without a doubt the best Restaurant in Watford in terms of food and experience, the atmosphere is great, amazing staff and smiley and the shisha garden is a very good and cosy area to relax a bit in the afternoon after work. Definitely recommend this Restaurant to anyone.

1 Thank Bruno M
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111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have read all the good reviews and wanted to try this place, well we were unable to eat out so stuck for the usual takeaway and then thought to call here. So glad we did then do take away on collection only but the food was first rate, much better than curry or Chinese. Would recommend any one trying it.have... More 

1 Thank flannersWatford
Watford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband went for here for lunch today for my birthday. On a damp grey November day we were welcomed into a lovely warm restaurant and looked after. The two owners who served us chose our dishes and made sure we had everything we needed. The food was amazing and we couldn't have asked for better service. The... More 

1 Thank Supersonic80
Watford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming for years and the service is always excellent and the food is consistently delicious. The manager is happy to pick a variety of mezze for you if you can't decide!

1 Thank Danielle C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Market Street, Watford WD18 0PR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Watford
  • Phone Number: +44 1923 248898
We are a small friendly restaurant close to the centre of Watford. We serve authentic freshly made lebanese cuisine and have an all weather garden area where people can eat, relax, maybe smoke a shisha pipe and forget they are in the Britain for a little while. We are open 11am till midnight, seven days a week.We can cater to large and small parties so if you are planning an evening out give us a call or pop in and see us.Hopefully we will see you soon.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?