Comptoir Libanais

Restaurants, Lebanese Soho
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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. 

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Comptoir Libanais says
Comptoir Libanais Poland Street serves fresh, healthy, affordable and authentic Lebanese food. With traditional Lebanese breakfasts, wraps, salads, mezze, dips, mixed grills and tagines, there is something for everyone. They also serve authentic Lebanese wines, beers and famous home-made lemonades.
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Venue name: Comptoir Libanais
Address: 52 Poland St
Opening hours: Open 8am-11.30pm Mon-Sat; 9am-10.30 Sun
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus/Piccadilly Circus
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4.8 / 5

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Dianne H

I find Soho notoriously difficult to navigate for authentic, yummy food on the cheaper side. With so many quick eateries it’s hard to find a haven that serves up an excellent dinner you can sit over swilling a glass of red. However in walks Comptoir Libanais, purveyors of delicious Lebanese food in the Capital. The colourful interior is enough to get you walking through the doors, as are the friendly waiters that seated us that you forget it's a chain.

Everything on the menu looks delicious to the point my friend and I awkwardly sat in silence stressing about what to pick…as it was just the two of us we settled on a sharing platter which had, falafel, hummus, a stack of pitta, chillies, baba ganoush and all sorts of lentil and mint salad-y bits. At about £8 each it didn’t break the bank nor completely filled me up, but was perfect for a munch and a gossip. Seriously still dreaming of the whole dish.

Having shamefully realised I already have the in-house cookbook, I have the decision to either try and whip up a feast at home or pay another visit. Safe to say the latter is on the cards!!

Sarah R

I love this place.  It is delicious, relaxed atmosphere and colorful ambient!

Niomi Harris

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!