Mia Lounge

3.8
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£26 to £40
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Lebanese
Situated next to Swiss Cottage - handily near Camden and Hampstead - Mia is a home away from home. Serving authentic Lebanese dishes, inspired by tradition with a modern twist, Mia's menus are perfect for sharing. Boasting two floors of dining, an intimate private space and a roof-top lounge, Mia is the perfect place to get away from the hustle. Plush seating, hearty comfort food and warm hospitality - we bring a little of Lebanon to you.
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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Food needs some attention as it was rather salty for someone who likes salty foods ,The service was also poor. On the good side of things the ambience was one to thrive in and made it a pleasant place to eat. The value was also easy going on my wallet for the night out with the girls. Have a good day.

AI
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

When we arrived there was no one in the front to even check Identification we noticed so many kids going upstairs to the shisha that we would have visited but that alone put us off,

The waitress was amazing as had her hands full multi task between people seating us and taking out orders from more than 20 people on different tables.

The main that arrived we ordered lamb and it was very sour so we had that returned. The manager kindly took it back and offered an alternative but by then we had already been put off.

The starter was good we had Wings and halumi cheese and a little chips.

We cut our visit short as it began to get a little annoying with a big family booking where the kids started running around and making noise.

The only way I would visit again Is if they have ppl at front checking I’d for the shisha and club and just to have the chief taste the food before serving.

The venue is nice to look and and the waitress on the day was welcoming and lovely.

M
London
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

la musique était très forte impossible de s'entendre parler , je trouve également que les tables était sérré du coup nous étions les un sur les autres. niveau service nous avons attendu longtemp avant que l'on vienne prendre nos commande tout en sachant que la partie restaurant était quasi vide . Nous avions découvert le mia lounge grace a babydriver qui est un influenceur français . Mais malheureusement nous avons été déçu.

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S
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service and really nice shisha. Staff and manager were very attentive and the food was lovely. Shisha area was great but very busy so try to get there early if you can. Bar with alcoholic and non alcoholic options.

BR
London
39 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Unfortunately there were a couple of large parties celebrating birthdays, so service was not quite as attentive as we would have hoped, but food and ambiance was excellent and we would definately go back. Great for a pre or post film meal as its opposite the Odeon Swiss Cottage

s
London
163 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

the restaurant was empty to start with as we got there early but it soon started to fill. the staff were very accommodating and the food was great

SS
London
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant, quick service and excellent food.

m
London
29 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good location, easy to find, and the staff are friendly. Shisha well priced. Highly recommend the beetroot hummus.

RA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Would definitely recommend this place! Food was tasty and the shisha was on point. Smoke lasted a long time which is exctly what you want, the coals changed regularly by the staff.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience3

It was okay. Good value for money

SB
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Staff have absolutely no customer service skills. Was not greeted on arrival. Terrible service and will not return.

JJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice place relaxing food was tasty

CC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, great shisha, great vibe. Impressed as soon as we walked in. Service was quick and the food was amazing. We had the lunch time special which will have you a lot of choices. Definitely coming back.

DJ
London
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst service ever. Waiter didnt let us put together two of the VERY small tables upstairs in the shisha lounge even though there was three of us. Secondly when we went downstairs to eat the waitress took almost 15mins to see us and she went to a table that came after us first! When we got up to leave she gave us dirty looks. Absolutely the worst place and I'm glad I didnt spend my money here. Awful!

NM
London
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I would give this place (-5) stars if Google would allow me. I read on their website that the chef had put thought and care into the menu and decided to give it a try. My friend wanted shisha so we ended up on the top floor/zoo. Several men were walking around putting coals on shisha pots, we tried to place an order with him. Which was a mistake. He wrote nothing down and forgot half the order! My friends food and main arrived before my drink! It turned out he had forgotten to place the order for my drink or main. So we waited. 20 more minutes before my first drink even arrived, it came after my rushed main which was meant to be a mussaka but was steeped in more oil than any other ingredient. The aubergine starter dip was very good with bread. Other than this one thing everything was terrible and the service was by far the worst thing I have ever experienced. I ordered another glass of wine, another 20 minutes later it still hadn't arrived. I asked a man walking hy with coal about my drink, he said it wasn't his job but he would find out where my drink was?? When it arrived, the guy said it wasn't his fault because it came from downstairs and they didnt bring it...the saga continued. Two of us were seated at a booth for four. They seated 4 more people next to us, eventually we had so little space, we just paid the bill and left. I always add service when it's not included in the bill. Today was so terrible, I felt like they owed me money! Never again!!!

HK
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and delicious food.
Variety of choices in Eftar menu for Ramadan

n
London
50 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

we dined late sunday lunch and filled the table with small meze plates, hot cold and some lamb chops for my son. all was delicious, full of flavour and we shall be back!

YY
London
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great customer service and the food was amazing. I would definitely recommend

SB
London
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was lovely went for my birthday dinner with the girls ,nice food ,great service and looking foward to going again soon .

OT
London
57 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Went for lunch special menu. Nothing special about the wrap but it was tasty enough and good value for £5.99 inc soft drink and chips. Waiter wasn't specially attentive or welcoming even though it was only us and another couple, he couldn't care if we were there or not. He wasn't really friendly but not unpleasant... So good enough for a cheap light lunch.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This restaurant couldnt handle the 5 tables booked in. They cared more about their deliveroo orders than they did the people who were seated. Rude waitress. And to top it off their was a hair mixed up in the rice.

I'm a local to the area and will never be attending this restaurant again!

BN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Slow service, nothing special food... The serving on the plate... The fries should be skin on potatoes but it was just mirelit....etc. I wouldn't want to go back ever.

d
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here on a number of occasions, twice just the two of us, and twice as a large family group. The food has always lived up to expectations and the service has been good. The decor and ambiance are very pleasant, and the pricing presents good value.

j
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place , we went early evening and it was quiet but filling up as we left at 7pm .

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Very loud atmosphere, bland food, head waiter very Rude .

E
London
30 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The restaurant is ideally positioned for a late meal following the evening performance at the Hampstead Theatre when all the other restaurants are shut. The grilled lamb chops are particularly tasty.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks very much to Mia Staff for making my birthday celebration really special! :-)

f
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Can’t believe a Mediterranean restaurant with no olives. Never heard of it

D
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Heard wonderful things about the food, but found it mediocre, nothing to rave about. The restaurant was empty, but the Hookah bar upstairs sounded busy...full of young adults. Place looks classy but food and service are average. Toilets were very dirty.

C
London
127 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

A good place for a pre-theatre Lebanese meze. The food is always tasty and good value for money. The chicken wings are always very good as are the pumpkin kibbah.

OV
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They improved the service and food the second time I came around.

KN
London
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

1. Over charged for food by £20. If we didn’t check bill we wouldn’t have got money back.
2. Poor potion sizes.
3. No servings of sauces. Had to beg for them several times and wait around for them until they were served.
4. Dinning area like a reception area. Not a vibrant restaurant at all. Just a small seating area with limited space.

Don’t go here for food. Poor quality food and over priced.

NS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Lovely food, authentic and tasty. Bit expensive and service was ok, asked for pickles (with shawarma) and they said that would cost extra..bit strange as most other places give it as per normal. Upstairs is semi loud Shisha bar (and smokey). Downstairs more suited to a quieter meal.

S
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The decor was nice, the customer service was very poor as the waiter was rude, it was not busy at all. In terms of food, it was ok but others didn't enjoy it much and pricy food. Overall I don't think I will be coming back and I would not recommend to a friend as I expected a better service from the staff.

EB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Poor service resulted in starters and mains being produced at the same time, despite actually confirming they came as separate courses.
The homemade soujouk had a large piece of bone in one of the sausages. Unfortunately this was in the second sausage out of the bowl and I didn’t dare eat anymore.
The moussaka was lacking in flavour and swimming in oil. The rice that it was served with was not spicy as described however it was heavily flavoured with butter.
Despite raising a complaint against the food - the staff did nothing about it and did not apologise.
We had planned to go for shisha upstairs but the initial impression was seriously offputting so we left.

MC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect pre-theatre supper - attentive service , delicious food & sensible prices . Would recommend & go back

RZ
London
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Went here for my birthday. First impressions were nice decoration and the floor above obviously had good nightlife and shisha however the restaurant was very quiet. We were the only booking. The food was lovely. Not the best Lebanese I have had but good value and tasty. Hummus was good and good size portion however far too much bread for me. My friend had one of the fancy milkshake and she really liked it. The only thing I would say about the service is that it took a very long time for anyone to come and see us despite the restaurant being empty and a few staff were around. They could’ve been more attentive. My other friend was also disappointed that some items on the menu she had ordeeed were not actually available til next week therefore it was silly having them on the menu. The ambience would’ve been great had it have been more busy

NH
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor and ambience . Fab service, lovely food. Will be back for Iftar!

V
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lunch for mother, daughter and 18 month old grandson, before going on to a birthday party. The waiters went downstairs to help with the buggy and we were treated with kindness from then on. The staff were helpful and friendly. They brought a highchair for the toddler and later pencils and colouring sheets. They even wanted to play with him when he had a run around! We felt very at home.

The food was good Lebanese, and we have a Middle East background and know good Arab food. The falafel were excellent, also the houmus, dolma, pastry pockets and tabouleh. The kibbeh ok, but a little dry and loose, but that could be for my taste.

We had assorted starters, 5 or 6, and the price, with bread, a glass of wine, coke and excellent Arabic coffee was reasonable. They even came with complementary Oreos and then small baclava on a little silver tray for the child.

S
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The service was very bad. The restaurant added additional items on my receipt, which I didn’t evan order. I am very disappointed.