Press and Reviews

Country and Town House

Try swapping eggs for chickpeas, says Tony Kitous. Directions: put the chickpeas and almond milk in a saucepan, bring to the boil, then turn the heat off. Stick the lid on and leave for...Read More


Kitous then went on to discuss why he beleives Lebanese food has the power to become as popular as Italian cuisine over here. He created a number of vibrant dishes, beetroot labneh...Read More


Presented with a feast that even she couldn’t make a dent in, Kari Colmans meets restaurateur Tony Kitous, whose Comptoir Libanais eateries brought modern Middle Eastern mezze to... Read More


Bustling and beautiful and rich in heritage, Beirut is a fascinating city where East meets West. Tony Kitous, founder of Lebanese restaurant chain Comptoir Libanais, shares his favourite spots in the city... Read More

The Caterer

Tony Kitous - the man behind the Comptoir Libanais brand of 10 casual Arabic eateries across London - believes there is room for on of his restaurants on every major UK high street... Read More

Boe Magazine

Learn about the life of an extremely busy founder, Tony Kitous, while his days are full to the brim with work, food and his lebanese food cookery book... Read More

The London Economic

Multiculturalism is as much a part of the fabric of London as Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and that gloried Ferris wheel that resides downstream... Read More


Lebanese-spiced squid; lamb's liver with pomegranate and mint; baked eggs with sumac, spinach and spring onions; butterbean pilaf with sun-dried tomatoes; pistachio and... Read More

Evening Standard

Best for unusual lunches - Comptoir Libanais - Six branches across London. If there's a branch of this Lebanese canteen close to your office, then you're in luck... Read More

Sunday Telegraph

A vegetarian lasagne in which feta, tahini and yogurt replace Parmesan and bechamel sauce. I love to borrow from different cuisines... Read More

Mail Online

Tony Kitous has had the whole of London flocking to Comptoir for his Lebanese cuisine for over a decade and it can often be a struggle to get a table... Read More

EP Magazine

Born and raised in Algeria, Tony chose Lebanese cuisine for his restaurants because of the healthy dishes with vibrant ingredients. When the first Comptoir Libanais... Read More


The great thing about these baked vegetable stacks is that they stay extra soft inside but go crisp at the edges, holding all the flavour and juice in the centre... Read More

Gulf Life

It is a busy weekday lunchtime at Comptoir Libanais, a bright, modern, Arab-flavoured deli and canteen behind London's Oxford Street.The restaurant's founder, Tony Kitous... Read More

Glam UK

Tony Kitous arrived in London from Algeria in 1988 with just £70 in his pocket, yet he quickly forged a successful career as a restaurateur. Kitous now runs... Read More

Corner Magazine

The BBC named Exhibition Road’s Comptoir Libanais as one of the UK’s healthiest restaurants. Now you can recreate its virtuous yet pack-a-punch Lebanese dishes at home... Read More

HITC Lifestyle

Lebanon and all things Lebanese are having a moment. A certain Hollywood superstar has recently wed a British-Lebanese super lawyer. Meanwhile... Read More


La Comptoir Libanais is a chain of ten bright, café-style Lebanese restaurants around London – they call them canteens. In the Soho... Read More

Sloane Square

Despite the relaxed atmosphere of Comptoir Libanais, his new Lebanese canteen in Duke of York Square, Tony Kitous is one driven restaurateur. He even runs... Read More

The National

Tony Kitous arrived in London with a few pounds in his pocket - and 25 years later he runs a chain of Middle Eastern delis and restaurants and is publishing... Read More

Sainsbury's Magazine

Tony Kitous opened his restaurant, Comptoir Libanais, aged just 22 with a dream to serve home-style Lebanese food to the British and this book continues... Read More


Macmillan supporter Tony has taken on the Marathon des Sables for the third time, and raised £48,000 (and counting!) to help people affected by cancer... Read More


"You don't need to be a chef to cook Comptoir Libanais dishes," writes author Tony Kitous in the introduction of his cookbook - in fact, it's almost the... Read More

Quick Bite Magazine

Tony Kitous brings Lebanese home-style dishes to the high street with his Comptoir Libanais canteens and delicatessens. He has already been credited with... Read More


A taste for interiors. Area meets restaurateur Tony Kitous whose eye-catching eateries are raising the profile of Lebanese cuisine in London. Breezing into... Read More