Jabbour, Dora, Beirut

All these posts on “street food” remind me of places I loved in Beirut, chiefly Jabbour in Dora for shwarma you literally cannot beat. I was taken there late one night by my head chef at the time when I asked him where he liked to eat when he wasn’t at work, rather brilliantly (and…

Margherita Pizza, Beirut

Perhaps unsurprisingly as manouche has much in common with it’s Mediterranean cousin pizza, Beirut has several pizza places of note. The guide books all list Olio in Gemmayze as somewhere to visit, which is fair enough however my favourite spots for pizza in Beirut would be Cafe Mondo at the Phoenicia, Aliacci in Gemmayze and nudging past them into first place, Margheritas…

Momo, Beirut Souks, Beirut

“Momo” otherwise known as Mourad Mazouz is an Algerian Restaurateur behind the extremely successful Momo restaurant and tea rooms in London, Andy Wahloo and 404 in Paris, Almaz by Momo in Dubai and most recently Momo at the souks in Beirut amongst others. He has an outstanding eye and is hugely creative, none of his…

Abdel Wahab Restaurant, Beirut

Abdel Wahab restaurant in Beirut is another all time favourite of mine and no trip to Beirut would be complete without a visit to this Monot favourite. If you go anytime from May until about November make sure to book a table on their roof in order to really soak up the atmosphere. The list of mezze is amongst the largest I…