Thursday, 7 January 2010

New Year eating - Comptoir Libanais

Having survived a hectic enough New Year's Eve service, it was very nice to have the weekend off and just chill out. This involved our first trip to the cinema in 2010 to see "Sherlock Holmes" (good Friday night entertainment flick!) and of course, some eating!! I had heard good things about Comptoir Libanais, a chic Lebanese casual dining deli behind Selfridges so we decided to head there for our Saturday lunch. We arrived just in time to nab a couple of seats by the front window (by the time we left at around 2:30pm, there was a substantial queue of customers waiting to be seated) and tucked into some grub. The deli itself is very nicely decorated with a bustling atmosphere; the food was alright but not good enough to deter us from going back to Al Dar for excellent Lebanese food. Similarly, when compared to other casual dining places, Leon offers far more superior food than Comptoir Libanais. It was nice for a visit but I don't think we will be going back.   
Strawberry Fanta in the middle shelf!!

Our order: fruit juices (carrot & apple, apple & orange), baba ganoush (too sour and too cold), chargrilled chicken couscous salad (too cold and not much flavour), kofta tagine (OK but not bursting with flavour) and mezze platter (nice falafel and tabbouleh, hummus pales in comparison to Al Dar)

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