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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1-5 Exhibition Road
|Transport:||Tube: South Kensington tube|
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Very nice staff, if not a bit distracted. I had to request a drink instead of being offered one on arrival which is always a bit of a bug bear of mine. Having said that, the food was good and the homemade lemonades on offer are delish! If you are looking for cheap and cheerful and you are not too bothered about service, this is ideal!
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.