Comptoir Libanais opened its doors back in 2008 the founder Tony wanted to create a restaurant and serve food that ensures its guests fell in love with the Middle East and its bold flavours. He still dreams that Middle Eastern food will be as popular as Italian food one day as he strongly believes food from the Middle East is the best in the world!
We visited Comptoir Libanais a couple of weekends ago whilst visiting Bath. We have both previously been to Comptoir Libanais before but for breakfast, this time we were visiting for lunch and we were so excited.
We arrived at around 1pm and the lovely waiter showed us to our table. The restaurant was buzzing and by the time we had ordered our food the staff had to turn customers away as they were at capacity.
We both ordered a drink Rach went for the homemade lemonade which she absolutely loved, it was really refreshing! Annie ordered a Diet Coke and we also asked for a jug of tap water.
To start we asked the waitress to recommend what we picked, we aren’t super fussy so we are more than happy to eat what the staff suggest! We ordered the meze platter, mezze salad (fattoush) and chicken wings. Oh my the sauce (pomegranate molasses) on the chicken wings was absolutely incredible, you have to order these!
The meze platter is great if you want a selection of different dips! We really enjoyed all of the dips but we could have done with a little bit more flat bread. We loved the you can have a large or small platter – we went for the small which was sufficient!
For main we ordered the grilled chicken salad. This was served with chicken, feta, pomegranate seeds, tomatoes, lettuce & spring onions. The salad was so delicious and we were very happy that it was served with the pomegranate molasses dressing, we actually asked the waitress for a little bit more of the sauce and she as more than happy to bring some over for us.
We also opted for the mixed grill, which the waitress also recommended. This came with lamb kofta, chicken kofta and chicken taouk all served on delicious rice. If you love meat then this sure is the dish for you! We loved the vermicelli rice it was yum!
We didn’t have room for a dessert as we were absolutely stuffed and didn’t want to waste any food. Instead we both ordered a coffee, Rach had a cappuccino and Annie had an americano. The coffees were delicious and really strong, we definitely felt more awake after them!
Our waitress was so busy running around everywhere but she still managed to make time for us and check we were okay. She was also more than happy to help us with recommendations something we quite often ask for when visiting a restaurant.
We love the fact you can see the chefs prepare the food in Comptoir Libanais it really adds to the atmosphere. You can also see all of the fresh ingredients in the fridge and the brightly coloured pickles.
We honestly cannot recommend Comptoir Libanais enough, the food was absolutely incredible, there were so many delicious flavours and the quality of the food was great. We loved it so much that we have already booked a table in London to go back!