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PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$24
CUISINES
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 03/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great food, delicious mezze and chargrilled lamb, but did not appreciate being scammed. Ordered the Chateau Musar (Lebanese wine) for €42, expensive, but it was a special occasion. Pointed at the one I wanted on the wine list, but when received the bill we had...been charged for an even more expensive bottle which was €72. Didn't make a fuss or let it ruin our night, but will never return again.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Food and service here is very good, a nice atmosphere and it gets you right away from what can be very pretentious city centre restaurants.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing dinner last night. Food was really excellent, full of surprising and wonderful flavours. The presentation was excellent and the staff were very helpful

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here last week with my friends and I couldn't recommend it enough! Fantastic service, friendly staff and brilliant atmosphere. They gave us really good suggestions. Will definitely be back soon!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really friendly staff. Food is particularly good if you're hungry because the portions are generous. Vegetarians options are good! Hummus is delicious!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy place with great service, lovely staff and very good food. I highly recommend it, it's worth the experience.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely evening at Damascus Gate. Staff were friendly. Food was delicious. The atmosphere so good.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived for a confirmed group booking only to be told they had cancelled it. They did however fit us into the back room which seated everyone together. However the manager did need to tell is it was an unexpected booking and we were lucky...they could fit is all! Seriously. Starters, the houmous was plentiful and nicely presented but if one person on the table had houmous they had one little plate if bread. If three people had houmous they also had one little plate of bread. When we asked if we could have some more as there were more people we were told that we would have to pay for it. We didnt. Lentil soup very nice, falafel starter was ok but not the best. The website says bring your own drink. Dont they have not updated the website. You are not allowed as they now have a licence but it would have been very useful to know and saved us all from finding a shop first. The waitress would not take the knives and forks that we used for starters. She insisted that we has to use them again for the main course despite requests otherwise..The service was not good. The drinks came in dribs and drabs and people were told they had not placed an order. They had and finally received drinks after their starter. Main. When 10 people were still waiting for food they came out to ask the food choices of the people that were still waiting we then waited another 40 minutes for those meals to come. Very basic food and worse service.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely ambience, great food and great value. We have been to Damascus a number of times and have always been struck by the very hospitable owner. He is attentive to his customers needs and comfort

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were warmly welcomed and we enjoyed everything we tasted. The Beirut Mezza plate was especially good and offered generous portions for three of us sharing. The mains were all tasty, although the Kabseh was more substantial than the Kibbeh, so it's worth checking quantities...with the host to choose a dish that matches how hungry you are!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Either but obviously they prefer it if you buy theirs.
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Yes until 1600hrs
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Yes, Damascus Gate offers takeaway services.

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Yes, Damascus Gate is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Damascus Gate is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5