This January, we’ve been among the many people giving Dry January and Veganuary a try. It’s brilliant to discover new tastes and flavours.
We’re both vegetarian and love discovering new plant-based delights. One place that always delivers on that is Lebanese restaurant Comptoir Libanais with its colourful food bursting with flavours and new takes on well known veggie staples like hummus and falafel.
Vegan specials at Comptoir Libanais
We recently popped to Comptoir Libanais in Bath to try the restaurant’s vegan dishes of the month and they didn’t disappoint.
It was a busy evening and the atmosphere was really pleasant, as diners chatted away and the colourful zouk inspired decor with woven baskets, oriental posters and silver tea pots made us feel like we really were in Lebanon.
I particularly enjoyed watching the cooks prepare the food surrounded by jars of olives and pickled radishes.
While we waited for our food we were treated to refreshing mocktails improvised by our waitress Odila when we said we were committed to Dry January. Dan enjoyed apple juice, cinnamon and lime, while I sipped on a pomegranate, mint, lime and rose water concoction.
Vegan starter and main course
For starters, we tasted the baked aubergine and coriander dressing, and the hummus with falafel and harissa sauce. The aubergine was refreshing and tangy and the harissa sauce definitely gave the hummus and falafel a new twist!
The main course was slow-cooked vegetable tagine. I wouldn’t normally go for tagine as it’s often tricky to find tasty non-meat versions. But this vegan dish was definitely the highlight of the meal for me.
The rice was cooked to perfection and the vegetables melted in the mouth while the pomegranates that peppered the plate gave a lovely zingy pop.
We ate until we were bursting and declared ourselves defeated. That was until Dan spotted a mango, vanilla and pistachio cheesecake on the dessert menu. We had just about enough room left to share a slice!
We enjoy visiting Comptoir Libanais for its tasty rainbow like food and the warm welcome of its team and recommend you visit next time you’re in Bath. There’s plenty of choice of vegetarian and vegan diners as well as meat eaters!
We were invited to Comptoir Libanais and provided with complimentary food and drink. All views are our own.