Top Nosh: Comptoir Libanais
Comptoir Libanais has grown steadily since opening its first set of doors in 2008 to bring delicious, light and casual Lebanese dining to the UK. The feel of a Comptoir is unlike anywhere else; casual elegance paired with a home cooking and relaxed vibe, the interior is awash with brilliant red and brushed-chrome industrial stools, bold-patterned turquoise tables and monochrome geometric flooring. Decorative ceramic tiles, a popular decor feature in traditional Middle Eastern homes, are everywhere.
When you walk into a Comptoir, you'll find the face of Sirine Jamal al Dine everywhere. An Arabic actress, her likeness has been used across the restaurant's branding from the walls to the menus, and it embodies the feel of something different, a little traditional and 100% authentic.
With locations all over the UK, there'll definitely be one close to you. Here at the Comptoir in Leeds, I've picked out a couple of my favourites from the menu for you to try the next time you're visiting.
Pastry parcels filled with halloumi & feta cheese topped with sesame seeds served with mint yoghurt sauce.
Baked pastry pie filled with spinach, feta cheese, sumac, pine nuts & olive oil served with a village salad.
Aubergines in a tomato, peppers, onion & chickpea stew served with mint yoghurt sauce.
Lamb Kofta Wrap
Spiced minced lamb, hommos, pickled cucumber & tomato. Served with hommos, and Comptoir salad.