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    Welcome to Zayna

    You’ll find us tucked away behind Marble Arch tube station – a welcome relief from the mayhem of Oxford Street. Central to our restaurant is a focus on good quality food made from good quality ingredients.
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    Welcome to Zayna

    Nothing is done in half measures and is all experienced in a considered and tranquil environment. We like to call this Dining The Zayna Way : Pakistani and North Indian Cuisine
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    Welcome to Zayna

    The difference is in the subtleties, which you’ll notice are all around you. To name a few, we only use Halal chicken and meat, whole spices are ground in house and dishes from the grill are marinated overnight to ensure the delicate flavours infuse.
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    Welcome to Zayna

    At the heart of Zayna stands one man, Riz Dar, whose vision, history and experiences have culminated in the creation of a unique restaurant in central London.
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    Welcome to Zayna

    Born in the Punjab, Riz grew up in a family passionate about food surrounded by the delights of Indian spices and culinary flare. His father owned a restaurant, which fuelled his love for food and in particular, the delights of North Indian cuisine.
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    Welcome to Zayna

    Zayna is the result of Riz’s lifelong love of food, his drive, experience and passion for the restaurant industry. The results are in the details, experience it yourself.
 

reviews

"...there's a lot of love around"

When a Restaurant is named after the owner's daughter you know there's going to be a lot of love around. Zayna reflects the personality of Riz Dar who spent his formative years around Kashmir and Punjab and whose first job was in his father's restaurant in Pakistan. It's no surprise then to find a menu of North Indian and Pakistani delicacies. It comes divided according to cooking method, from the pan, grill, tawa or oven; but look out for the refined streed food using offal. He is passionate about produce: spices are roasted and ground in house and only halal meat and free-range chicken are used. Dishes come packed with flavour, although the final bill can quickly mount up. The ground floor is the more elegant of the two rooms.

The Michelin Guide 2010
"... a seductive haven"

A complete makeover of the interior has rendered Riz Dar's Pakistani and Punjabi restaurant a seductive haven in this little West End street pleasingly filled with singular shops. Low-slung sofas and intricate woodcarvings distinguish the décor. Free-range meat and traditional recipes such as gurda qeema, where spiced minced lamb is mixed with finely chopped kidneys, make the menu unusually inviting.

Fay Maschler, Food Critic  www.thisislondon.co.uk
"An Explosion in your Mouth..!"

A great experience. Wonderfully decorated, warm welcomed and incredible food. A real delight, a world of spices exploding in your mouth. Next time in London I will definitely go back!

van Rumund  www.tripadvisor.com
"...fresh, flavourful and authentic!"

... had a delightful Saturday evening at Zayna. The staff were attentive and helpful, the food was fresh, flavourful and authentic - delicious as well. We are not the most informed people when it comes to North India/Pakistani dishes and, so we relied on some of the recommendations, including Gurda Qeema, which was wonderful, despite what sounded an unusual ingredient list (at least to our ears). If you are looking for a pleasant experience, with high quality service and fine food, give this place a try. We thought it earned top marks.

Mike & Jami Christen  london-eating.co.uk
"...attentive and friendly and with great effort..."

We had a fantastic meal. My husband had mixed grill and I a prawn dish made to order. This is our third visit and as always the service is attentive and friendly and with great effort to make our meal a pleasure. The food was delicious and freshly made. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

"...excellent dinner, non-standard Indian cuisine..."

We have had an excellent dinner in this non-standard Indian cuisine restaurant. Very nice, adequate and unobtrusive service and excellent food in a nice offer of Indian traditionals and surprising Indian dishes. Ambiance is great too. Excellent opportunity if and when you are around."

Opentable.com User  opentable.com
"...outstanding"

This is our first visit to your excellent restaurant. The decor is particularly pleasing, the staff friendly and efficient. Your extensive menu is very interesting and we look forward to working our way through the various dishes! I had your signature dish ISHTU, which was oustanding. My wife had TALIPIA in a delicate sauce, which was equally good.

We will be back shortly and wish you every success with the restaurant.

George Kennedy CBE (Chairman - Kent County Cricket Club)
"The food was superb"

The food was superb - light and extremely tasty - and the ambience was absolutely lovely. A truly enjoyable experience. Thank you so much

Anthony Head, Actor (Little Britain)
"...a must visit venue"

Excellent combination of food, wine and ambience. A must visit venue for us when we come to LONDON

Bob Carr, 39th Premier of New South Wales, Australia
"The food was Awesome! Thank You....."

 

Cyndi Lauper (American Singer Song Writter)
"Excellent !"

 Excellent food really loved it and got looked after amazingly well !!  Thanks

Wasim Akram (Former Pakistani fast bowler & Captin)
"Great Food.."

 Very enjoyable meal, all the food was well spiced just to our taste everything was freshly prepared and well served !

Saurav Ganguly (Former Indian cricket captain)
"If I was in London I would be at Zayna !"

 You got to check out thier curries, lamb chops and prawns.... Via Twitter from his training camp

Amir Khan (WBA & IBF world champion boxer)
"Will definitely be back.."

 A first visit and the dinner was beautifully cooked and delicious..

David Gower (Former England cricket captin)
"Excellent food.."

 I highly recommend Zayna, Graet food and outstanding service!!

Emeli Sande (Singer and Song writer)
"Great Food"

beautiful Pakistani restaurant, food was excellent . I will definitely return.

Asha Bhosle (Bollywood Legend)
"Other reviews were right"

The food was layered with exceptional flavours and every bite was delicious. there are many choices for Indian in London but this hit the spot

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