Found on the fourth floor of department store doyenne Harrods is the second London branch of Lebanese Bakery (the first London outpost is in Covent Garden, while the original site can be found in Beirut).
Dreamt up by Beirut-born brothers Beirut Samer and Bassam Chamoun, Lebanese Bakery specialises in manousheh - an extremely thin flat bread which is cooked to be soft in the middle and crisp around the edges, then crowned with a variety of sweet or savoury toppings. Open from 11am, Lebanese Bakery at Harrods can sort out ravenous shoppers at both lunch and dinnertime, with the manousheh being the star of the show, supported only by a chorus of hot and cold appetisers and a succinct pudding selection.
Begin with typical Middle Eastern starting snacks, such as baba ganoush, hummus and labneh, or opt for hot starters such as chicken musakhan (pulled spiced chicken, onion and sumac wrapped in markouk flatbread) or Meat Kebbeh - a croquette filled with spiced minced beef, bulgur and sautéed onions.
The manousheh itself is made with whole wheat dough, while toppings are sourced from Lebanese farmers. You can indulge with the likes of spiced beef and minced lamb topped with cooling tahini yoghurt or you can go down the healthy route via a cauliflower and aubergine topping completed by cherry tomatoes and pumpkin seeds. There are even a few dishes which are exclusively to the Harrods location, including spice rotisserie chicken, beef shawarma and a combination of bottarga and courgette.
Sweet-toothed diners meanwhile can satisfy any cravings by option for sugary toppings instead - think Nutella with chopped up hazelnuts or seasonal berries accompanied by mint and pistachios. To wash it all down, you can enjoy the expected range of teas, coffees and fresh juices, but we are drawn to the Lebanese specials, such as housemade lemonade and rose tea latte.