Middle Eastern and African
Al-Shami has offered delicious Lebanese food and warm hospitality in Oxford since 1988. Located in Jericho, a short walk from the city centre and very close to trendy Little Clarendon Street, this family-owned restaurant’s many loyal and regular customers are testament to the quality and value it provides. Lebanese food extols all the virtues of the Mediterranean diet: healthy, natural and flavourful. The Al-Shami menu offers extensive variety and choice: a selection of hot and cold meze (small dishes) makes an ideal light lunch, though you can add larger dishes from the charcoal grill or fish menus for a more substantial feast.
Vegetarian and vegan diners will find lots of choice here, with over two thirds of the menu being meat-free, and most other special dietary needs catered for. It’s difficult to offer just a few recommendations from such choice. Special favourites include the hummus Beiruti (a spicy version of the classic dish), fatayer (pastry filled with spinach, onion and lemon juice), sujuq (mildly hot and spicy sausages) and shish taouq (boneless chicken marinated in garlic, lemon juice and olive oil and then grilled).
Al-Shami offers a takeaway service and caters for many functions in and beyond Oxford. In true Lebanese tradition, it’s open every day of the year between noon and midnight. Visit soon and discover why so many people have such affection for this charming restaurant.