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Delamina

4.5
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727 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean

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Good Vegetarian Options
Delamina was opened by husband & wife team Limor and Amir Chen, who’s journey began with a residency at ShoreditchHouse, followed by their first restaurant, Delamina EAST in Shoreditch.

Limor is the driving force behind the menu, drawing on her eclectic heritage — she was born in Tel Aviv to a family of middle eastern and European origins — and inspired by her father, a passionate cook who exposed her to the myriad flavours, herbs and spices of the region. Limor’s recipes are influenced by her interest in healthy eating – grilling, roasting and using herbs and spices to celebrate the raw ingredients, including many vegetarian dishes. Her self-taught and intuitive approach results in dishes that are wholesome, healthy and with a unique flavour combination.

The food is accompanied by a drinks list that includes exciting wines from the Eastern Mediterranean, alongside house cocktails that incorporate the same aromatic herbs & spices used in the kitchen.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 727 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JasH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service - would 100% recommend

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ArunT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Really nice atmosphere and well priced

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Ac1234
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great food selection and value for money, service was very slow unfortunately and we waited for over 30 minutes for any food

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AlexandraG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, we sat outside so not much ambience, inside probably would have been better!

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Foodlover
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great - staff were super helpful and food was amazing!

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vipUnhappy1
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food - served by happy and helpful staff

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vipMichelleG
London
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food - well worth a visit!

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AliM
London
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff couldn’t have been more accommodating! Thank you for a wonderful afternoon !

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JennyS
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - consistently good, high quality food and service. Always recommend to others as well.

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Farj
London
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. My second visit and will be back again!

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NicolaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely as always, felt very safe only thing was I was sure that a brunch menu was on offer but did not get offered

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Silverfoxx64
London
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked an early slot for 6.30pm on Wednesday evening to celebrate our daughters graduation. Lovely staff, welcoming & helpful. We asked to sit outside to have drinks before we went in to eat & they were happy to accommodate us. The food was delicious and between four of us we ordered a generous selection of smaller veg plates to share and fish & meat dishes too. My favourite was the turkey shawarma but every dish was very tasty so we ordered seconds!! Highly recommend & look forward to returning for my Birthday in the autumn.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, the service was impeccable and they made all the right kind of adjustments for Covid without making it stressful.

Cocktails are a winner as is the coffee

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CharlotteLondon
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good dinner to discover Libanese food, enjoyed the round table

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vipLCheffings
Kent
15 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Delamina but it certainly won't be the last, in fact we have found a new favourite restaurant. The service is friendly and efficient, the atmosphere is stylish and charming, the food is absolutely delicious, very creative and different and not at all heavy.

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KitKat
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i came with my friend for some cocktails and nice romanian wine and for some nibbles. everything was awesome. the service waa fabulous specially from Nicole and Michele. those two are incredibly fantastic.
we will be back shortly for sure.
thank you :)

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FEdB
London
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for and fast service, nothing we could possibly complain about!

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vipDerekH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I’ve had since lockdown. Wonderful service and can’t wait to go back!

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & food .
Lovely to be eating out again .

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GreedEBlighter
London
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great use of charring to add depth to beautifully presented mid-East dishes. Wine is a bit pricey but the food is lovely - essentially sharing plates full of flavour and colour.

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ChloeH
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really lovely ambiance, the brunch options were great too and sitting out in the sunshine was 10/10

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vipVeggie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good vegetarian options.

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JanaB
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was OK - nothing particularly innovative. We ordered a dish with burrata which was very expensive. What came was half a bagel with overcooked vegetables and manouri cheese (replacement for burrata) - a completely different proposition, not at all tasty and overpriced. The service was excellent. However, I can’t recommend this place overall.

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vipRussell
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were so pleased to get back into Delamina after months of closure. The dishes reminded us why it is one of our top 3 restaurants in London - unpretentious but evocative food from Israel/Palestine, exquisite flavours - and, the halva parfait is to die for. Well, once one has eaten the knefyie/cheese cake desert!

Delamina
Responded on July 20, 2020

So happy you enjoyed lunch at Delamina, your compliments mean a lot to us, especially now. Hope to see you back here soon

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DiddyD
London
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great selection- we are veggie based and honestly the cauliflower was simply to die for! Excellent food and service. Knowledgeable waiting staff who gave advice on which dishes/how much to order and was the perfect amount, and great recommendations for puds (The parfait and cheesecake 🤤) First restaurant since pre lockdown, and it did not disappoint!

Delamina
Responded on July 17, 2020

Thank you so much for the private message, it means a lot especially nowadays. Delighted you enjoyed Delamina and hope to see you back soon

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susans
London
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We all know the Mediterranean flavors . It just didn’t do it for me . No wow factor . I’m a good cook so when I go out I want what ever I put in my mouth to be dancing on my tongue so I was disappointed after 10 weeks of lockdown. But give it a try and make your own mind up !!!!

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johns
London
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious beautiful food delivered safety and as socially distanced as possible!

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RebeccaE
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First meal post COVID.
Food was exceptional, every bite delicious and the flavours were incredible.

Cocktails delicious too!
Service friendly and did have to wait to be acknowledged or served.
Will definitely be going back!

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adamd
London
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and attentive staff. Definitely recommend!

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jamesn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit out after lockdown for brunch, very impressed with the service and food despite the restaurent being more or less closed for 3 months.

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Lydia
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Really nice spot with lovely staff and good atmosphere. Good food too - particularly the toasted quinoa roasted vegetable dish, but not the best Middle Eastern I’ve had in the city and perhaps a bit less indulgent than others around (only speaking from a vegan perspective!) Good value for the area.

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KathyP
London
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious, such lovely flavours. We had the Baked Cod, which was great, should have ordered some sides.

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AviK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Just OK for me. Not traditional Israeli. Looks pretty. Tastes OK. But give me a felafel pita any day

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chrish
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Really enjoyed the interesting and well presented food. Tables rather close together and music too loud for enjoyment and conversation.

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vipTSML
London
57 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time at Delamina and we loved everything on the menu - in fact it was very hard to choose what to eat. It's a little bit confusing re what is a starter vs a main, but every dish the four of us had was excellent.
Seems it's typical food from Israel, and each dish was presented with flair. Service was friendly, albeit that we had to 'wave' them over a few times. Ambience is cosy and friendly. I would definitely return.

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RuthR
London
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The venue and location is lovely, however as someone who is an Israeli and knows the food i must say i was disappointed, i can tell there is a lot of effort put in the presentation and indeed the dishes were very pretty looking however the flavour and authenticity were not there. i had the fried egg on pulled turkey shawarma, a good turkey shawarma is a necessity in Israeli street food and is delicious and succulent even from the cheapest street stall but in here it was dry and heavily seasoned, so much so that the spices took over from the flavour and i couldn't even eat half. It was also drowning in tahinni which made it very heavy on the palette. Then we had lemon-nana which is essentially fresh lemonade blended with ice and mint however it was just lemonade with whole ice cubes and 2-3 tiny mint flakes....these are such simple dishes and have missed their greatness. The shakshuka smelt of burnt tomato sauce which is a shame as it's one of the most delicious breakfast dishes and is simple to make. Considering the prices are not cheap, yes the ambiance was nice but i'd rather cook my own Israeli food in my home which tastes much better and won't cost me a whopping £140 for a meal of 4......

Delamina
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thanks for the feedback, I hope you will find our response helpful. Our shawarma is not meant to copy street stalls, the meat is hand-pulled, the fat taken out & mixed with spices, dates & pine nuts to achieve a spicy-savoury-sweet flavour combination. Our Limonana is shaken to order with lots of mint, with only small pieces left in the glass so drinking is easier. Our shakshuka has no tomato sauce, only fresh tomatoes, red peppers & onions slow-cooked with herbs & spices over many hours.

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Munchyface11
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amongst the most delicious and beautifully presented that we have ever had. The service was very friendly and the food was served in a timely manner.
Not the cheapest meal but well worth it in terms of taste and freshness. Will definitely be returning.

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MichaelS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff great tasting food with many healthy options. Highly recommend

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DLDL
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good food and experience. Just a few personal annoyances kept it from being five stars for me, like the tables were relatively close together so my chair would get bumped every now and then.

I also felt that the dishes were pricey for what they were, but that could’ve simply been a function of the location.

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vipAtilla
Frankfurt Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a perfect experience, with the exception of being very loud inside

FAQs

Delamina does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Delamina is rated 4.5 stars by 727 OpenTable diners.

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