Comptoir Libanais to open at London Bridge station next month

On 26 November, Comptoir Libanais is opening its latest restaurant at the newly opened London Bridge station.

A new addition to the restaurant will be a dedicated cocktail bar featuring cocktails inspired by the flavours of the Middle East, such as vodka spiked with pomegranate and rose water, and harissa dusted Margaritas.

Founder Tony Kitous said, “We are so excited to be opening Comptoir Libanais in this iconic space. We can’t wait to share the love of Lebanese food and culture to the locals of London Bridge; the local residents, commuters and workers in the area. It is a perfect location for us to make Lebanese food available to many people.'

Breakfast is an important meal in the Arab culture, the menu includes dishes such as Shakshuka - a classic dish made up of slow cooked tomatoes, red onions and peppers mixed with parsley, coriander and garlic. Topped with a fried egg and crumbled feta and served with pita. Alternatively, Man’ousha or full Lebanese breakfast.

The all-day menu includes a large selection of hot and cold mezze, which are ideal for a quick snack or to share with friends and family. All the usual dips, salads and dishes are also available, from Baba Ghanuj to Marinated Jawaneh - Chargrilled marinated chicken wings with garlic, lemon & pomegranate molasses. Warm Lebanese wraps (served with a Comptoir salad and pickles) are especially popular, as are the Marinated Grills and Tagines.

No Lebanese meal is complete without something sweet there is a selection of Baklawa and Lebanese desserts, which are delicate, fragrant and delicious, such as Dark Chocolate Orange and Cardamom Tart.

Refreshing homemade lemonades such as Romana - orange blossom water and pomegranate lemonade and Rosa - rose, lemon and lime lemonade, as well as Fresh Rose Mint Tea, served in a silver teapot are the perfect accompaniments to the meal as well as freshly squeezed juices, cocktails and a selection of Lebanese wines and beers, specially imported from the Bekaa Valley.

The food is available to eat in the restaurant or to take back to the office or home. Not only this, but the team will soon be launching an exclusive delivery service with Deliveroo.

The restaurant also offers a large children’s menu, which ncludes a main course, drink and dessert and includes favourites such as Halloumi platter with falafel and hommos and Chicken wings with hommos and Lebanese fries.

Within the “souk” feel of the restaurant there is also a real “souk” (market), created by Kitous to help guests find hard to find ingredients which are essential to make Middle Eastern food. These include spices such as sumac, zataar, as well as orange blossom, rose water, tahina, and sweet treats like nougart and baklawa.