85 Fort Street,
(09) 367 6882
Located in Britomart, Beirut offers a beautiful blend of flavours & textures from the many cultures that make up the Middle East.
Avg Food Spend
$$$ per person
A La Carte Menu
Wow - if you're after a fantastic dining experience then Beirut will certainly offer it. We visited last weekend with a few other couples - cocktails out the front to kick things off and then we were led into the fantastically appointed interior. The cavernous space is dimly lit but there's a great atmosphere as a result with the busy staff criss crossing the room laden with great smelling food.
And that food - absolutely perfect for sharing - only trouble is, it tastes so good that you wouldn't mind keeping it all for yourself. A return visit to Beirut is on the cards for us without question.
I managed to get to Beirut in its first week of opening which was very exciting. This little gem has a setting of industrial chic with big brass doors, drapes semi sectioning off the dining room. The lighting provides you with a sense of privacy but you can, thankfully, see both the menu and the food without wishing I had my headlamp on. There’s a stylish indoor/outdoor bar, this is great if you only intend on coming for a drink and not dining.The style is the customary "small plates" sharing method, which suits this sort of food as there are just so many great flavours you want to try the whole menu. The recommendation was a bread dish, an entrée plate, 2 main plates and 1 or 2 desserts between two. There is something intriguing in every dish, my highlight being the Labna. Exquisite!I loved the addition of the little plate of seasoning - seaweed, pepper, lime salt, chilli that you could use to spice up your meal. The lime salt was soporific!For dessert we shared 2 dishes, one being the donuts which was not my favourite but I loved the floss with clotted cream and apricot tea, a spectacular dessert. Our waiter was top notch and had to be tipped. He made for a perfect night, he had great knowledge of both the food and the wine and suggested a fabulous Spanish red that we loved. Every grace note added to the totality of the score on this place. I will definitely be back soon.
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