Comptoir Libanais

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Soho

This Berwick Street branch of the Comptoir Libanais chain sits slap-bang in the middle of Soho. It's certainly pretty tricky to miss, too, with a kaleidoscopic mix of furniture, food and colourful tins of Middle Eastern produce that double as decoration. And to complete the look? A wall of wicker bags and a massive, vivid mural of Lebanese film star Sirine Jamal al Dien flashing a smile.

The menu focuses on recognisable Middle Eastern favourites, so expect mezze platters of houmous, baba ghanuj, tabbouleh, falafel, sambousek, pickles and pita alongside tagines, kofta wraps, bright and herby salads, fattets and a variety of mana'esh - Lebanese flatbreads here topped with spicy Armenian lamb sausage, or halloumi and za'atar. Sweet and sticky baklava proves popular.

A few Lebanese wines sit alongside bottles from France and Chile, Bud beer and cocktails with a Middle-Eastern influence - think rose and rum daiquiris and cosmopolitans made with pomegranate juice. Fresh rose mint tea is served in a fancy silver teapot. 

Venue name: Comptoir Libanais
Contact:
Address: 59 Broadwick St
Soho
W1F 9QH
Opening hours: Open 8am-11.30pm Mon-Sat; 9am-10.30 Sun
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus tube

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Niomi Harris
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I'm already planning my next trip here! The food is amazing, and the service and decor just as good. I had the cheese sambousek to start which tasted like little drops of heaven! Having had many a Spanish tortilla cooked by a traditional Spanish woman, I was curious to try the Lebanese take on this and oh my, it did not disappoint! The chunks of salty halloumi which were embedded was a delight for my taste buds and the refreshingly zingy Toufaha (apple, mint and ginger lemonade) washed it all down nicely. I can't speak for my companion who had the lamb kofta tagine, but judging by her hastily emptied plate; I don't think I have to. Be aware that this place is insanely busy at lunchtimes and after 6pm when the hordes of workers come flooding out of the nearby offices. But if you can avoid these times, then you're in for a treat.

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Louise Gilbertson

Totally delicious food, reasonable price, tasty lebanese beers and zingy fresh lenoades. The falafal wrap is amazing, the salad that comes with it is a perfect accompaniment (not soem limp side garnish) . Good service, tidy and interesting cafe with otehr Lebanese items for sale, and quick turnaround for a different bite to eat. Totally recommend this place!