5 best Lebanese restaurants in Bristol

With Lebanese Independence Day taking place on Monday (November 22), we have rounded up the best places to celebrate and eat some delicious Lebanese food

<p>How about trying Lebanese food this week?</p>

How about trying Lebanese food this week?

Known for hummus and falafel, there is a lot more to discover when it comes to Lebanese food.

And whether you’re looking for a quick takeaway or a fine dining experience, Bristol has plenty of Lebanese restaurants to suit.

Baba Ganoush Kitchen, St Nicholas Road, St Paul’s. BS2 9JJ

This vegan and vegetarian cafe won the Travellers’ Choice Award from TripAdvisor in 2020.

They specialise in mezze plates and baba wraps (a Lebanese flatbread filled with salads, pickles and sauces and either falafel, halloumi or mixed veg as the main) They also have classics like falafel and baba ganoush.

Beirut Mezze, Small Street, city centre. BS1 1DE.

This hidden gem prides itself on using traditional recipes passed down from generation to generation.

The chefs use authentic Lebanese ingredients to bring the flavour of home to Bristol.

With a set pre-theatre or mezze menus available, alongside an à la carte menu, they have taken the guesswork out of ordering.

Options include fish, lamb and chicken as well as vegetarian fare. Try the Lebanese wine for a truly authentic experience.

There is more than hummus and falafel to Lebanese food

Lona Grill House and Juice Bar, Gloucester Road, Bishopston. BS7 8NY

Providing a unique experience with a fresh juice bar, their extensive food menu has over 80 options.

From hot or cold mezze to the charcoal grill, their food is suitable for those who follow a halal diet.

The large interiors are perfect for larger gatherings and celebrations. Its juice menu has over 50 options and they also have an extensive dessert menu.

Cedars Express, 60 Park Row, city centre. BS1 5L

A favourite for students at Bristol Uni, this takeaway has Lebanese favourites like shawarma and falafel.

They also serve pizza for those looking for something more familiar.

The food is made in-house daily and they are open until 1 am, perfect for those late nights.

Five Grains, Baldwin Street, city centre. BS1 1RB

Found in the Old City, this cafe specialise in manoushe, a flat bread usually sold as street food in parts of the Middle East. 

Their manoushe can be made with sweet or savoury toppings.

They also offer smoothie bowls, juices and pastel lattes, perfect for a quick breakfast, lunch or snack.