Comptoir Libanais - Manchester

4.3
173 reviews
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£25 and under
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Lebanese
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  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Authentic
The food at Comptoir is fresh, healthy, honest and affordable. We wake up early to provide customers with unique Lebanese breakfasts to eat in or take away; offering everything from organic yoghurt topped with pomegranate and orange blossom water, porridge and -our favourite- halloumi cheese, crispy onion and tomato tortillas.
Visit us for lunch and dinner as we serve our guests all types of interesting and colourful dishes, including hot and cold mezze – perfectly sized for sharing- wraps, salads, tagines, grills and Mana’esh (Lebanese style pizzas).
For dessert, nothing is more authentic than the sweet taste of baklawa – Lebanese pastries in a variety of flavours such as date filled semolina and walnut filled flaky pastry. All products can be packaged up and enjoyed on the go.
What 173 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well looked after. Great food. All good.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night, fantastic food, helpful attentive service and a birthday surprise freebie thrown in will definitely go back!

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AP
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, but put off going back because of service charge.

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NH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous tasty food. Service was fantastic, very attentive and fab with the kids. Very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend.

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P
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Had a lovely time. Great atmosphere. Staff aren’t as friendly and attentive in comparison to neighbouring restaurants

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SM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

brilliant.from a lebanese family !!! we loved our time here and definately will be back.the food was devine .

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M
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice meal, friendly and efficient staff. Great intro to Lebanese food.

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DL
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food
Excellent service

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IW
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, fresh and tasty made with beautiful ingredients

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great staff lovely food don’t understand why it’s not more full

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BB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First experience of this restaurant was at lunchtime this week. It had been recommended to me and it didn't disappoint. Vibrant atmosphere, food served quickly and tasted amazing, it was so fresh. A varied menu with lots of choice, great vegetarian options too. I will be back in the New Year

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Team Christmas lunch with colleagues and I offered them somewhere different to try. They weren’t disappointed and absolutely loved the restaurant and food. A place I’ve been to once before and will definitely be back (as will my colleagues ;) )

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TM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A great find. The food was fabulous and great value. The noise levels were high due to it being office Christmas party night which was not ideal for my partially hearing son. However we all enjoyed the food and service.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit and the food was great. The staff were friendly and very helpful. We will be back

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and service was excellent. Food stunning

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PN
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was very good and some nice wine. Despite not being full the service was slow - took ~20 mins to get a first drink and only after prompting. So if you are not in a rush and happy to chat rather than hungry it is a good choice. Dont be put off by the decor which nearly made us change our plans.....

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KB
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time to this restaurant and I absolutely loved it. We went for a post matinee meal at 5pm. Despite being 30 minutes early we only had a short wait for a table to be prepared and were made to feel very welcome. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We all really enjoyed our meals and the ambience. The food tasted really fresh and was delicious. We will be back soon. Thank

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HM
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Slow service in the kitchen, ended up waiting well over an hour for starters and further 45 minutes for the mains
Waiter was good and helpful - can’t be helped when busy but people who arrived after us got their food and finished before we got any food

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AM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

food was fresh, tasty and just different enough to make it stand out. The service was swift, not overwhelming, and recommendations were good. I have eaten out in Manchester more times that I can count, and Le Comptoir Libanais will definitely be on my to go again list

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CL
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed my first trip here, the food was outstanding and the service was attentive without being over bearing. Cannot wait to return !

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OT
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Disappointing. The starter - cheese pastries were microwaved so quite chewy. The main came with a bowl of potatoes which also appeared to be badly microwaved and were cold.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service.

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JT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the first time we have been to Comptoir Libanais, but it's now on our top 5 list. The building decor is authentic looking libanese styling. We were treated by a friendly lady who escorted us to our table. The service from a nice young gentleman was respectful and although struggled slightly with his English was very professional.
He provided us with all the information of what there was available food & drinks. And his attention to our evening and his service was impeccable, couldn't fault him.

The drinks cocktails were amazing quality, large enough to not be too overpriced. I would recommend the Lebanese old fashioned, it's a delightful drink! And my good lady loved the Samra cocktail, made with champagne with cherries.

The share platter starter was filling, tasty, andwell presented. The main meals portions were too much for us in size, however they were gorgeous & the flavours were delightful. The atmosphere was busy but not too much to overpower a evening for two with my wife. We enjoyed it so much we stay on in the bar area for more drinks as they were really well made. Will be visit again I the

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B
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and great service will be going again soon

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m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Super fresh food , authentic , lovely :) give it a try !

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KF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service & delicious fresh authentic food. Thank you

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b
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great lebanese foods, halloumi, hummus, etc
the oven bread is brilliant

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t
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best restaurants in Manchester for the ambience alone, I felt like I was in a Turkish market. The food was pretty good, good value. The cocktails were a HUGE, for £8.50 deffo worth it, cause normally in Manchester they wouldn’t last very long, but these were very decent. Will be going back and maybe get less cocktails this time

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RB
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was nice but service was shocking. It took over an hour for each course to arrive. Also when we ordered drinks they would not always arrive.

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GR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was good. £15 mixed grill served on a tiny plate which was a shame and bread was missing. Houmous starter very tasty but small to share. Staff quite pushy and desperate to up sell which was off putting so probably wouldn’t go back even though the food was good

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DB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was expensive too seasoned and too samey 6 different kebabs.

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H
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had Lebanese food before so someone talked through the menu with us, this was greatly appreciated. The food was fantastic. The service was great. The drinks were gorgeous, I can recommend the Comptoir Libanais gin and tonic and the spiced hot chocolate. We'll be coming back and bringing friends and family.

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LH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

More extensive menu than other similar restaurants, helpfully explained by waitress.
Didn't want a huge meal so shared the meze platter. Very tasty! Lovely hoummus and liked flat bread instead of pitta. Excellent veggie choices.
This is my favourite type of food so will definitely visit again.

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CD
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Lamb and Chicken Kofta- far too much herbs, felt like eating parsley
Halloumi and tomato quite nice
Decent falafel and humus, salad pretty good
Clean restaurant and nice staff

Nothing really terrible but also not wowed by food, doubt I would go back.

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C
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with loads of choice, good atmosphere, great service, staff very good.

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M
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comptoir Libanais have a relaxed feeling and when you sit outside you feel like you are on holiday. Food was yummy as usual, I recommend the lamb shank tagine. Staff are always helpful and friendly, service was perfectly timed.

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CN
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food at Comptoir Libanais was excellent. It was very well cooked, the portions were generous and it was very well presented. The beer was good and the cocktails were outstanding. I really liked the feel and atmosphere of the restaurant.

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DH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service with very tasty food at a reasonable price, what more could you want?

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AB
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Comptoir Libanais is a chain restaurant which we had noticed in a few locations at home and abroad, but had never tried until now. The atmosphere was buzzing and friendly - we immediately got talking to the couple at the next table who were visiting from Hong Kong. Service was reasonably good although it took a while to get the greeter to understand that we had booked a table and we struggled to get our bill at the end of the meal and had to ask for it more than once. The food was quite healthy, but very tasty and I would recommend it. The reason I couldn't give this restaurant a higher score is that the portion size of my meal was very mean, as I told the waiter when he enquired. There was simply not enough food on my plate for a main course. I can understand the restaurant's desire for strict portion control in relation to the seabass I ordered as this is an expensive part of the meal, but there is no excuse for being stingy with cheap ingredients such as rice and salad. My partner ordered lamb and when his meal came the portions were much more generous, so maybe I was just unlucky?

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N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was AMAZING.. service was good, nice place . Would definitely recommend and re-visit.

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