I nearly walked past this place during my first loop of Elgin Street but the number of full tables caught my eye and my inner-sheep quickly got the better of me. Luckily the decision to follow everyone else was a good one, even if the food is quite expensive for what it is.
We started with some excellent Baba Ganoush which I could have carried on eating all night (although luckily for my waistline, didn't). My friend wasn't at all convinced by the sprinkles of smoked paprika, suggesting that they made the Baba Ganoush taste burnt, but I like that extra smokiness.
We didn't order any sides as the waiter said that all the mains came with vegetables. While technically accurate, I wasn't going to achieve my 5 portions a day with the pitiful serving of vegetables that arrived. Luckily however, I keep a stash of vitamin pills at home so my health was salvaged.
One thing that did surprise me was that they didn't have Lebanese wine by the glass. I'm sure they had a wide selection on the actual wine menu and perhaps it's a cost thing, but it would have been a nice touch.
Not the cheapest evening but it's a restaurant on Elgin Street so what do you expect. However, the excellent service and tasty food made it worth a visit.
31 Elgin Street