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Venue says: "Let us come to you... find us on Deliveroo to enjoy Comptoir at home or order on our website to click and collect from the restaurant."
Knightsbridge

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. 

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Comptoir Libanais says
Just around the corner from the museums, Comptoir Libanais offers fresh, healthy, honest and affordable food. We wake up early to provide customers with unique Lebanese breakfasts to eat in or take away; offering everything from organic yoghurt topped with pomegranate and orange blossom water to porridge and - our favourite - halloumi cheese, crispy onion and tomato tortillas. Visit us for lunch and dinner as we serve our guests all types of interesting and colourful dishes, including hot and cold mezze (perfectly sized for sharing) wraps, salads, tagines, grills and man'oucha (Lebanese style pizzas). For dessert, we love the sweet taste of baklawa - Lebanese pastries in various flavours such as date filled semolina and walnut filled flaky pastry. All products can be packaged up and enjoyed on the go.

Renowned Beirut artist Rana Salam was commissioned to create the imagery for Comptoir including the artwork featuring Arabic actress, Sirine Gamal El-dine, which was inspired by a vintage movie poster. Sirine's smile can be found adorning the walls, menus and takeaway packaging across all of the restaurants having become the glamorous beacon of the brand. With brilliant red and brushed-chrome industrial stools, bold-patterned turquoise tables and monochrome geometric flooring, Comptoir really has to be seen to be believed. Decorative ceramic tiles are a feature of the restaurants, having been something that founder, Tony Kitous, grew up admiring at his grandparents' house.
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Venue name: Comptoir Libanais
Contact:
Address: 1-5 Exhibition Road
London
SW7 2HE
Transport: Tube: South Kensington tube
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