Comptoir Libanais

Restaurants, Lebanese Brompton
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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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. 


Venue name: Comptoir Libanais
Address: 1-5 Exhibition Road
Transport: Tube: South Kensington tube
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Great food and great atmosphere. Lively and friendly place and buzzing on a Thursday and Friday night, awesome place to meet a group of friends for yummy Lebanese cuisine. Prices are very reasonable and the food is authentic. Mains are roughly £10 and the most expensive this is the wonderful mixed grill at £13.45. They have a great mix of hot and cold mezes all just under £6. Food is quick and staff are friendly. A great Lebanese find in London.

Deon Pillay (theindependentfoodie)

For all things Lebanese this place like a cross between a market, convenience store and restaurant. Having pooped in for s quick bite to eat, I was pleasantly surprised by its eclectic atmosphere and ambiance. Lots of fresh healthy offerings in the form of salads, wraps, grilled chicken, couscous, pomegranate. whilst not cheap you won't be disappointed, the Comptoir’s favourite - halloumi cheese, crispy onion and tomato tortillas comes highly recommended. Colourful authentic Lebanese dishes including hot and cold mezze - perfectly sized for sharing, tagines, grills and Man’oucha (Lebanese style pizzas). I opted for a grilled chicken with couscous and boy was it great, moist chicken filled with flavour, delicate couscous infused with pomegranate and lemon, a bit of chilli Saudi on the side would have not gone a miss. Go check it out for yourself

karen f

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!

Chesca R

Lebanese food is hands down delicious. This branch started off beautifully but has recently declined in its quality and service that said the food still tastes good. I always struggle to choose anything other than the mixed mezze platter as I love a mix and match meal. My drink of choice is the mint and rose tea it's delicious. Their fresh lemonade with mint is also super tasty. The queue is normally pretty hefty but in the summer eating outside is possible. Their breakfast menu does wonders for a hangover. 

Isabel H

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.