Comptoir Libanais

Restaurants , Lebanese Marylebone
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This wildly popular Lebanese canteen, takeaway and deli is an almost frenetically bustling and bright enterprise, filled with glitzy, colourful designs by Beirut designer Rana Salam. The combination of casual atmosphere, punchy looks and an above-average menu works well, and the place is usually full – although not unbearably so. Choose carefully from the menu; pre-mixed salads can seem as if they’ve sat on the counter too long. The best things we tried were the hot dishes: splendid warm, cinnamon-spiked pumpkin kibbeh with yoghurt to dip them in; and excellent chicken with pomegranate syrup, both tart and sweet. The lemonades are great too, in flavours such as pomegranate or ginger. Prices are very reasonable.

 

Venue name: Comptoir Libanais
Contact:
Address: 65 Wigmore Street
London
W1U 1PZ
Opening hours: Meals served 7.30am-10.30pm Mon-Sat; 7.30am-10pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Bond Street tube
Price: Main courses £5.95-£8.45
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Staff Writertastemaker

I have visited a few of the branches now and would be happy to see more across the city (which I rarely feel about chains). The food  is always fast and fresh, reasonably priced and the restaurants always bright and fun!


Staff on my visits have aways gone above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and the homemade drinks are delicious.


The only think I'd say is the price is higher than a  mum and pop shop style lebanese restaurant in the city but hey, its not super expensive or anything so who cares.


There is always great stuff on sale to tempt you on the way out too, jars of harrissa and the like! I would certainly recommend if you're passing by one of these guys.

Lauren P

Located behind Oxford Street, Comptoir Libanais is a nice little spot to have some lunch or dinner after wearing yourself out shopping!


Over the last couple of months, I've become slightly addicted to eating here, especially after a work out. The menu is fairly simple and what you'd expect for a Lebanese restaurant. The wraps are particularly good, the bread is warm and soft, crammed full with juicy fillings. There is an interesting and authentic range of teas, lemonades and soft drinks, though I would personally skip the frozen lemonade, there's a bit much going on in that drink!


Make sure you save room for dessert, the baklava are sweet, moist and buttery, I could easily eat them all day, they're so delicious and tempting it's not fair! The only down side is there's a lack grilled options you usually get with Lebanese restaurants, such as grilled chicken and rice, or grilled lamb. Also the chili sauce could definitely be hotter and more authentic, however their tasty garlic sauce makes up for it.


Corina B
Tastemaker

I had walked past this restaurant several times before in Duke of York Sq and it always seemed too full to enjoy, but I recently stopped by the other day and was pleasantly surprised. It is very crowded, but it has a very pleasant atmosphere to it. The staff is very friendly and the food was good, although far from the best Lebanese food I have had before.

Alanna S
Tastemaker

Decent Lebanese (fast) food. Fresh, tasty and really good value. Colourful decor and friendly staff at the two venues I've been to. Happy to see this one popping up all over London.

Sarah J
tastemaker

I had a really good experience at the Broadgate Circle branch a few weeks ago. Popped in for a quick vegetarian breakfast after a workout and the combination of food was so authentic, well-spiced and filling! We had halloumi, fool (which is like a Lebanese version of baked beans - with very gentle spices), zaatar roasted mushrooms (my personal favourite!), sumac fried egg, grilled tomato, Lebanese potatoes and a generous basket of flat bread. The staff were really cheerful and friendly, and the decor was colourful, cheery and bright. Not having been to any of these restaurants before I was really pleasantly surprised!

Laura G
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When I first went to Comptoir Libanais in 2011 I thought it was a great finding with good food for even better prices, in a fun environment. That’s probably why I was so disappointed at my second visit this year, when I ate probably the worst moussaka of my life. The other guests were hardly pleased with their dishes as well, and I might say that the only thing still found good were the tagines. In a city like London, you can find better places for your lebanese fix.

Barbara Jacob

I go often. The quality of both food and service is wildly inconsistent but the overall experience is never too disappointing. All the salads and the desserts are always fabulous (I think I could survive exclusively on halloumi salad and almond cake - the only inconsistence here is that the portions are sometimes average and sometimes humongous), the mezze platters are very good too, the wraps, well, they don't seem able to get them right, they go from meh to almost inedible. The service tends to err on the side of discretion but is usually very kind.

Zara shah

Had a wonderful experience on last Thursday eve with some friends ,Fabulous and nice warm place to sit with family & friends with great taste of food.Lovely staff and helpful spanish waitress was so kind also asian/arabic looks tall duty manager has recommend lovely mezze and lemonade with nice smile.simply adore this place .. Can't wait to go again with friends again

adam Lycett

Wonderfull staff, better food, been new to lebanese food i found this an amazing expirence.

Ex Fan

Used to be a fan of this place but the food has really gone down hill and the service is appalling, £7 for a wrap is criminal too! Will not be going back

Lebanese food lover

what a great experience, the grilled section is amazing - succulent and tasty, try the chicken kofta, cant wait to go back - fresh lemonades just perfect and all at a good price, happy to have spent what we did, value for money -thx guys for making the evening special

Amber Petersen
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Terrible service. Should've known not to dine there when it took me over 20 tries to get through on the phone to make a booking. Then I was double booked and had to wait to be seated at a dirty table. Would never go here again and warn anyone against it

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