Comptoir Libanais - Manchester

4.3
148 reviews
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£25 and under
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Lebanese
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Wednesday: 08:00 - 23:00
Thursday - Saturday: 08:00 - 24:00
Sunday: 08:00 - 22:30
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Phone number
0161 672 3999
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
David Jones
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Parking Details
3 minutes walk from Bridge Street car park.
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Public Transit
2 minutes walk from Deansgate/Spinningfields bus stop.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 148 People Are Saying
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KF
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service & delicious fresh authentic food. Thank you

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l
Manchester
1 review
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
1 review
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
San Francisco
1 review
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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TN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

This was the third time I have visited this restaurant. The first time was fantastic... great food and great service. The second time a bit disappointing ... great food but terrible service.
The third time was ok service but the food was not good.
Won't be visiting a fourth time.
Disappointing.

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

Food was excellent, location is great, staff were nice and prices are cheap

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GT
Staffordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Reasonably authentic middle eastern cuisine. Good service. Small plates are great. Would definitely be paying a visit again.

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r
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was very good as usual and came out fairly quickly. It was presented very nicely. The service was good, servers always friendly and helpful which is good but we did have to prompt twice to order more drinks and waited quite a while for the bill to be given to us but as we weren't in a hurry it wasn't a problem.
The tables are a bit too close together in the outdoor area and we found that it was difficult to carry a conversation without raising your voice.

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HF
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food is delicious and healthy. Beautiful surroundings and a relaxing place to eat and drink

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Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service, look forward to going again

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EF
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

TERRIBLE service - we was the only table that booked (told by the waiter) - it took us to stand up and go to the reception area to order as no one attended our table, we then didn’t get the correct amount of starters, which the staff didn’t really pay much attention to when we mentioned we had starters missing.
We had to keep walking up to the reception area to ask for drinks, etc
We asked for condiments, which one of the waiters rolled his eyes and took his time to come back to the slam them down on our table!! Staff didn’t make us feel welcome and the overall service was really poor! Really disappointed

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FS
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Unfortunately service was very poor and the food was cold. Would not recommend.

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A
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food n great service! It was a pleasant late afternoon lunch. Would come again

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AF
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food and the restaurant. Went with my boyfriend and throughly enjoyed it. Will defo go again

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CB
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The service was the slowest I've had in a long time. The two waitresses seemed more in their own world than willing to take orders. Waited 20mins for drinks even after having to get their attention to order. The food was okay but the sea bass was quite bland. My partner had hair stuck to the bottom of his flat bread which had been cooked into the dough. Service charge was added on without asking & we were only a party of 2. We eat out a lot & thus was the worst in a long time.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and nice space outside to be able to enjoy the weather as well as the food.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The starter was fine but all 3 of the main courses were very poor

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CT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food. We had a very small table an struggled to get all the food on it, so i was a little uncomfortable. I almost left a double tip as 10% goes onto the bill so make sure you are aware of that! We ordered bottles of water but later saw people had table water which irritated us as we would of liked to of been offered this instead. Next time it will be table water and a request for a table to fit 3 hungry people.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service good, didn’t mind the service charge been added to my bill, however I wasn’t happy to find out and that it doesn’t go to the waiters/waitresses. So had it removed and gave tip directly to waitress.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and great food

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice place and ambience. Great food and very kind and attentive waiters. I would go back if I lived in Manchester

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very friendly, food and wine excellent as usual, it was hot so it was nice to sit outside.

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CD
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, friendly service and excellent value for both food and drink. All round good dining experience.

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DG
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good overall, love the decor, mixed meze was great, my chicken tagine was dry unfortunately.

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EL
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I made a booking for 10 persons, it was a leaving meal for me which I wanted at my favourite restaurant ... we had to wait a the reception for 5 minutes to be acknowledged and then they had to get a table ready when I made the booking the day before ?? limited on time so this waiting just ate into it everyone seemed to enjoy the food when it arrived ... my chicken wings could of been a big more well done... skin was very slimy and underdone

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MW
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had the most wonderful evening here on Saturday, the restaurant was buzzing with atmosphere when we arrived, filled with couples, families and friends all having a great evening.
Even though it was busy our waiter Mauro, was friendly, professional and tentative, taking time to explain in details what was on the menu and periodically checking if we were ok.

The food was well presented and delicious, with a great selection, especially the Mezze Platter, giving a variety of tastes and flavours, we both enjoyed.

We would definitely recommend this restaurant in Manchester due to great atmosphere, customer service and food, thank you for a wonderful evening!

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GC
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The staff were charming, helpful and friendly.
We shared a cold mezze starter plate which was delicious however we were all disappointed with our main courses. Two of us had different tagines which were both quite dry and one had a lamb burger which wasn't great either. This was a real disappointment after a great start. Would like to try again but this time would stick to a selection of mezze dishes.
Loved the decor and ambience.
Unfortunately I am not sure enough to wholeheartedly recommend to friends.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excelled. Service a little bit slow but it was worth to wait

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Everyone loved it

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