Cedars Lebanese Restaurant
Middle Eastern and African
To start, we shared hot and cold starters, in keeping with the convivial nature of Lebanese dining. The rahib salad, hummus, labneh, falafel and jawaneh all arrived promptly and were collectively divine, bursting with garlic, lemon and yoghurt flavours. I was hard-pressed to choose from the fantastic mains list, but eventually plumped for the kofta kashkash, a spicy lamb and tomato dish which was hearty yet delicately flavoured. My colleague opted for the mixed grill of chicken and lamb, which arrived sizzling and was precisely cooked and seasoned.
As the evening progressed, we were treated to a traditional belly-dancing performance and then later we retired to the shisha garden, where we lightly inhaled refreshingly flavoured tobacco. Overall it was a fantastic Lebanese experience, one that I would highly recommend.