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#4,637 of 17,948 Restaurants in London
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11 South End Road, London NW3 2PT, England
+44 20 7794 5498
11:30 - 23:00
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had lunch here when 'escaped' from the Royal Free one day. Just what the doctors should have ordered rather than the hospital food that probably slows down healing. Anyway, everything was fresh and tasty, good Turkish food. The service was a little slow, but that suited what we wanted. Would go back when feeling better.

Thank AlanofLondon
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I regularly drop in to this delightful neighborhood restaurant to see if this accolade of 'Best Mixed Grill in London' still holds. I am not surprised to report that it does!

London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere inside is great, the place is very well decorated. The food was nice, but small portions. The waiter who attended to us needs to learn some manners. Not one smile.

Thank Vanessa B
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We love Zara and come here often as a family. I have eaten in many Turkish restaurants, including in Turkey and the food here is authentic and tasty. I usually have the Lamb Iskendar but the chicken shish is good too. I also love the Shepherd salad, Tabouleh, and Houmous. The house red is excellent too. The staff always remember... More 

Thank Puntachita
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, friendly service, pleasant ambience. Couldn't fault it. The mezes were clearly freshly made with wonderful bright taste.

Thank Anne C
Hong Kong, China
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

A little restaurant with vibrant atmosphere near Hampstead Heath. Served nice authentic food. Got free turkish coffee treat for our table when we had lunch there!

Thank breezebythesea
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193 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Three of us ate at Zara on a Friday evening. We'd not booked but they found us a table. The food was good without being exciting, there's plenty of it. Service is excellent and attentive, there are some interesting Turkish wines to sample. All in all a pleasant evening.

Thank markw_bd
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671 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Zara has a lovely vibe - friendly, charming; authentic. A real 'local' atmosphere. We chose a few different items for our lunch. While they were ok, the food just wasn't delicious enough and we left feeling disappointed. Sadly, won't be back.

Thank Matvl
London, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I was torn between a three and four rating, as our visit was perfectly pleasant, the food was tasty and the service was friendly, if slow. Ultimately, though, the food simply wasn't exciting enough to be considered above average. Nothing wrong with it, or the place in general, just nothing memorable or worth recommending. It does the job, with no... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

What gets a restaurant to the top of your list? If you rate simple local charm and consistently great food then this place is tops. I have been coming here for years to reconfirm that it still provides the best mixed grill in London. I don't know how they do it. The starters and veg dishes are also very tasty.... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 South End Road, London NW3 2PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7794 5498

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