Comptoir Libanais, Wigmore Street

Tea in London, Comptoir Libanais
Pomegranate Tea
Comptoir Libanais
London has had a pretty good summer, with the Queen doing us proud, and the running thing.
We have even had rubbish weather – how else to make idle conversation? – rain to sunshine in a matter of minutes.
I experienced this when, walking along Wigmore street, I stepped into Comptoir Libanais to escape a shower and enjoy a cup of tea.
The interior was bright and joyous in contrast to the grey skies outside. A welcome bit of North African vibrancy. The shelves are packed to the ceiling with tins of harissa, huge jars of pickles, packets of tea, henna, olives, chillies, wine, rose-water and coffee.
You can buy colourful baskets and silver mint tea pots and sit on red enamel chairs.
It is all beautifully done – think the Mahgreb via Elle Decoration.
The food looks wonderful. Tangines, flat bread, wraps. Pastries and baklava.
They have a choice of teas including green tea, English breakfast, jasmine and chamomile and of course, their speciality, fresh mint tea.
I chose pomegranate, which was a sherbet-y, sugary hot pink drink, a warming and welcome sugar hit, which perked me up, and by the time I had finished my tea, the capricious London sun was out!

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Comptoir Libanais Tea in London
Price of a Cup of Tea in LondonPrice of a Cuppa : Pomegranate Tea £1.95
Tea in London, Tea LeafLeaf or Bag : Powder mix – I think
Cup of Tea in London, Tea PotCrockery : Glass cup
Tea shops in London with MusicMusic : I think it was sort of arabic pop – can’t quite remember
Cup of Tea in LondonService : Very friendly
Comptoir Libanais Little TeapotKitty says: Lovely bit of sunny North African vibe in Mayfair
Address: 65 Wigmore Street, W1U 1JT
Website: Le Comptoir Libanais

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4 Responses to Comptoir Libanais, Wigmore Street

  1. This sounds like a great place to visit. I have always loved those little silver Moroccan teapots. £39.50 ea? Hmmmm….still, very nice.

  2. Kitty says:

    I was tempted too by the teapots, but figure you can probably get Easyjet to Marrakech for not much more, and get one n the souk:-)

  3. Karen Rennie says:

    lovely Moroccan Mint Tea – just the ticket!

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