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Review - Lebanon and Beyond

If you like lebanese food and feel like a nice date, Lebanon and Beyond would be a perfect place to go. Why not make a night of it and treat your honey to a movie too at The Randwick Ritz (which is reasonably close by)? I hazard you could pay for dinner and a movie each and get change from a $100. It's not too fancy, locals flock to it, and the food is great!

The best two things for me were the delicate pastry on the Lady’s Fingers ($9) and the Spinach Pie ($9) which they slice diagonally. These are the best examples of this dish that I have tried in Australia.

They also have perhaps my favourite Hummous in Sydney, available on a great Mix Dip Plate ($11/$16.50) with a lovely Labne, and an okay Baba Ganoush. Why is it that a great Hummous and a great Baba Ganoush are never to be found at the same restaurant?

If you’re feeling daring, order Fattouch ($8.50/$15) – it’s a garden salad heavily seasoned with sumac and lemon juice, flecked with crunchy pieces of fried Lebanese bread - a riot in your mouth. I thought it was a great alternative if you're a bit bored with Tabouli.

Their dishes are well presented – for mains it’d be hard to go past the Shish Kebab ($15.90), a well-cooked char-grilled feast of marinated lamb chunks; or the Garlic Chicken ($15.90), skewered breast pieces of chook, also marinated and char-grilled. But it's the Shawarma ($15.90) that looks the most beautiful on the plate, as you can see by my photo.

I found the service to be warm, although they perhaps got a little less interested once your dishes had been delivered. They also gave a lot of complimentary extras like plates of olives, pickled peppers and peanuts to abate your hunger while you peruse the menu; and chewing gum to freshen your mouth as you leave.

Lebanon and Beyond
Shop 3/187 Alison Road, Randwick
Ph: (02) 9326 5347

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( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 7th, 2007 07:46 am (UTC)
That just looks like massive amounts of food!
Nov. 7th, 2007 07:52 am (UTC)
Yeah they were very keen to show off their best dishes, so they ordered for us! It was excellent though, I liked everything bar the baba ganoush, and would go back as a paying customer.
Nov. 7th, 2007 10:56 am (UTC)
looks yum!
if you are doing that area now are you likely to go to any of the Indonesian restaurants ?
Nov. 7th, 2007 11:02 am (UTC)
Re: looks yum!
Have sent letters to a few, as Craig very keen on Indonesian, but as yet none have responded. X
Nov. 7th, 2007 11:13 am (UTC)
Re: looks yum!
love to tag if you do as the ones in Kensington are meant to be most authentic
Nov. 7th, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
Re: looks yum!
I will send another lot of letters out and try and make one happen, but I have about three restaurants I need to confirm for next week first, otherwise the wait between them saying yes and me having time is too long. Craig also has read about the great Indo in Kensington, and agrees they sound very authentic. X
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