Liban Tapas is a new fine dining restaurant that offers a traditional Lebanese menu. Liban means Lebanese in French and Liban Tapas is offering a traditional Lebanese menu with a French influence. It was opened a few months ago and I went to check it out. Carry on reading to see what I thought…
Getting There: Liban Tapas is located on George Lane in South Woodford in East London. The restaurant is very convenient to travel to. If you are visiting during the day then there are lots of pay and display parking bays near-by. There are a few supermarkets near by that have free parking for their customers where you can also park. In the evening there is plenty of free parking near by. Liban Tapas is a few minutes walk from South Woodford Station on the Central Line.
Design and Vibe: The decor and the design of the restaurant is really beautiful, with a great entrance and lovely ornaments scattered throughout. The vibe is relaxed and calm and I personally found the service to be very good.
There are different seating areas including a sunroom and a terrace for shisha. We visited on a Tuesday evening and so the restaurant was quite and didn’t require a booking. I can imagine that during the weekends it can get very busy so would recommend booking beforehand. You can also hire the restaurant or parts of the restaurant for private functions.
Liban Tapas is not open on Mondays but open from 11am to midnight throughout the rest of the week. Lunch is served from 11:30am to 3:00pm and dinner from 5:00pm to 11:00pm.
Menu and Pricing: The menu is simple and straightforward and serves contemporary Lebanese cuisine with a focus on sharing plates and tapas dishes. The quality of the food is very good and there are separate menus for lunch and dinner. All the chicken and meat is Halal. The restaurant does serve alcohol and there is a bar at the back of the restaurant. They also sell a range of non-alcoholic drinks and mocktails. Liban Tapas is a fine dining restaurant and as such the prices reflect that. It is not the most affordable place to eat but you pay for the good quality food and fine dining experience.
What I ordered: We ordered a mixture of starters, tapas and mains. For the sides we went for the Sambousekh (£5.50) and halloumi fries (£8.00). For mains we ordered the Shish taouk (£16.00) and Kafta (£15.00). We also ordered a couple of mocktails including a Ginger & Apple sour, Mediterranean breeze and Virgin Mojito (£8.00) each. It worth mentioning that the portion sizes are quite small. This may not be suitable for everyone but I personally enjoyed having a smaller portion that was made using fresh, high quality ingredients.
Final Thoughts: Liban Tapas is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a place to dine for a special occasion. It is a fine dining restaurant so is not the most affordable place but with its fresh, delicious food and beautiful interiors it a great option for those looking for a special place to dine.