When my wife Houda and I arrived in London over 31 years ago war was raging in our home country, Lebanon. It felt sad leaving our family and friends behind, but Londoners received us with a warm and genuine welcome.
At the time, people were only beginning to explore world cuisines and discover far-away cultures through food. We opened our first Maroush restaurant on Edgware Road in 1981 with the purpose of serving Londoners authentic Lebanese food--the traditional way. As chefs, we wanted to do so the way it's done back home.
Sharing, generosity and hospitality are the hallmarks of Lebanese culture. Food, is a celebration of life: Endless varieties and magical tastes...it is healthy and naturally prepared. It all comes together at meal time, the time for a family get-together and the time for friends to catch up. It is the perfect setting too for closing that business deal.
At Maroush, our food and service reflect these traditions. We take great care in our cooking using only the finest natural ingredients. Meat comes from our own butchery. We never rush our customers and always serve the generous portions, for which we're renowned, with a smile.Our success is a tribute to our loyal customers who appreciate the importance of serving good and healthy food in a warm and relaxed atmosphere.
From that first restaurant, we now have sixteen. These include more formal dining at Maroush Gardens, live entertainment in a more relaxed atmosphere at both Maroush Vere Street and Maroush I, while at Ranoush Juice we offer freshly squeezed natural juice to accompany our food--this is now available at most of our restaurants. More recently, we have launched Maroush Bakehouse, where our customers can get freshly baked artisan and Lebanese breads, sweets and cakes along with our traditional Lebanese fare.
We genuinely feel that the only way we can show how deeply grateful we are for what we've been able to achieve, is by continuing to serve the best Lebanese food in London.
So it is with open hearts and smiles that we welcome you to Maroush.
45-49 Edgware Road, London W2 2HZ (Head Office) Tel: +44 20 7723 0773