Comptoir Libanais

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© Michael Franke
© Michael Franke
© Michael Franke
© Michael Franke
© Michael Franke

The aesthetic at this South Kensington Comptoir Libanais - one of nine now in London - is as colourful as the Middle Eastern food in which it specialises. Much of that colour comes courtesy of imported tinned goods and a colour scheme bordering on the bold - the large orange awning is an indicative intro.

The food - much of which is sitting appetisingly behind a glass counter - offers a whistle-stop tour of classic Middle Eastern cuisine. Expect, then, dishes ranging from houmous, labneh, tabbouleh and fattoush to falafel, sambousek, wraps, salads and meats cooked on the grill. Authentic tagines prove popular, too.

A short wine list is a little more international than the food, with bottles from France, Chile and Spain on offer. A few from Lebanon also feature. Cocktails, 'vodka lemonades', Lebanese beers, coffees and fresh rose mint tea - served in a natty silver teapot - complete the selection. 

Venue name: Comptoir Libanais
Address: 1-5 Exhibition Road
Transport: Tube: South Kensington tube
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Chesca R

Lebanese food is hands down delicious. This branch started off beautifully but has recently declined in its quality and service that said the food still tastes good. I always struggle to choose anything other than the mixed mezze platter as I love a mix and match meal. My drink of choice is the mint and rose tea it's delicious. Their fresh lemonade with mint is also super tasty. The queue is normally pretty hefty but in the summer eating outside is possible. Their breakfast menu does wonders for a hangover. 

Isabel H

Comptoir Libanais is one of my favorite places to go to for a bite. Located just outside South Kensington Station, this restaurant is exactly what it claims to be: an authentic Lebanese café-restaurant with good service and great food, all for a very good price. Their menu ranges from healthy fruit and vegetable shakes to Lebanese sandwiches, falafels and stews packed with flavor; my favorite thing on the menu being the lamb and dates stew. The inside is colorfully decorated and inviting. Equally this little restaurant is a great place to go for a coffee and baklava. The only downside is that I can be quite full at times, there is however also seating outside. All in all, a casual, fun place to go for a meal that wont cost you too much.