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“plenty of choice and good size portions of food”

Valentino Restaurant
Ranked #3,524 of 22,674 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$56
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Persian
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Neighbourhood: Marylebone
Description: Located in the heart of Edgware Road, one block away from the Hilton Metropolitan, Valentino offers contemporary Iraqi, Persian and Kurdish cuisine in a charming atmosphere. Enjoy dining in a relaxed VIP Lounge during the lazy summer months, or rent out our Lounge for special occasions.
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“plenty of choice and good size portions of food”
Reviewed 7 August 2012

Popped in after an Olympic event - so much choice on the menu that we choose a few dishes at random. Had a mixed hot started which was lots of different things with meat in them. Very nice however a little more selection from the hot starters on offer would have been better, something not mince based. The bourag meat from the hot started was fantastic

We each had a stew which came with rice. Of the 2 stews we had the potato and the Shabzi, the Shabzi was the tastier. This was spinach based and incredibly tasty. My potato stew was fine, just a little let down by the undercooked potato

4 pieces of Baklawa came, on the house, prior to the bill and this was lovely

Tried a drinking yoghurt and then had bottled water. The soft drinks were all reasonably priced. Watched another table get a kebab and huge salad and other dishes that went by all looked great.

Will go back and try different things of the menu

I understand the comments re the service. The waiter was friendly, just took a little time to warm up

The restaurant was very good value and we left full and looking forward to going back

  • Visited August 2012
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  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London
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75 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“ok food”
Reviewed 28 July 2012

this restaurant is not too far from the hilton metropole hotel. The food was ok but some of the food did not taste fresh and the customer service was lacking in some parts. But they made up for it in the end by giving us a 20% discount off our bill.

Visited July 2012
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Los Angeles, CA
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90 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great Pizza”
Reviewed 18 July 2012

Walking distance from hotel. Good food. Pizza was great!

Visited June 2012
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London
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Avoid”
Reviewed 15 July 2012

Food is okay, service terrible and they wouldn't offer tap water which is disgraceful.

Visited July 2012
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Pretty nice place :)”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

Me & 5 others went here for shisha. The guy wouldn't let us in at 1st for some strange reason, then changed his mind and took us downstairs to the shisha place. As there was 6 of us he said we had to have 3 shisha pipes even though 2 we told him 2 people wasn't smoking it as they didn't want to. The atmosphere was very nice and relaxed, had some music on in the background too. The shisha flavours we chose we were very nice, but 2 of the pipes ran out of flavour quite quickly. We had to ask the man twice to get some more coal as it had gone down quickly before he came over. Other than that the service was good. Very nice place to come for shisha.

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