After an evening out at the V&A we needed to grab some food just by South Kensington Tube Station. Even though it was after 9 on a Monday and the streets were pretty quiet, Comptoir was the busiest on the street and looked welcoming and homely – so it was an easy choice when deciding where to grab some food. I’m not sure if I have been to a Lebanese Restaurant in London before, so this was a welcome change from the usual Asian Fusion or Italian I tend to default to.
The pictures of the lady with brown hair is apparently the owners mum who inspired the opening of the restaurant – so cute
There is a counter for takeaway food but we decided to sit down as the atmosphere was really informal. The price difference between sitting in and taking out was essentially just the VAT difference so it didn’t cost that much extra.
The food arrived within 10 minutes, and the drinks within 2 minutes. They were very attentive and with is being quite small inside you can always manage to grab someone’s attention.
The chicken tagine was very tender and soft with tasty flavours. I ordered it with rice instead of the usual couscous and it worked really well.
I was trying to be healthy so just ordered tap water to drink – they put mint leaves in the water jug which was a nice touch.
I’d recommend this place as somewhere to go for lunch or an informal dinner. There were large families there but predominately the restaurant was full of couples and pairs of friends. The staff are quick and friendly and the food is homely and tasty. You can easily eat for under £15 which is unusual in London and especially in South Kensington!
Definitely check this place out, when was the last time you went to a Lebanese Restaurant in London anyway..?
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