SquareMeal Review of
Comptoir Libanais Poland Street
It’s impossible to pass a branch of trendy Comptoir Libanais with its kitschy murals, cheery enamel stools and food-laden counters without peering in – and once you’ve done that, resistance is futile. You order with your eyes here, as most of the Lebanese deli-style menu is on display. Assembling a lunch or dinner to share with friends is great fun. Choose from mezze, flatbreads, tagines, wraps, salads, pastries, cakes and more. Pumpkin kibbeh, crunchy fattoush and chicken kofta wraps are perennial favourites, washed down with homemade lemonade or fresh mint tea. Other cool goodies include Chiclets gum and strawberry Fanta that well-travelled backpackers will know from the Middle East – though jars of harissa or pomegranate molasses from the deli are probably better for you.