Comptoir Libanais has opened its fourth site at the O2 Centre Finchley Road this month, four months after originally planned.
The Lebanese casual dining chain launched in 2008 by Tony Kitous, initially intended to launch the O2 Centre restaurant along with the Paddington branch in September last year, but a delay in the building works at the entertainment and leisure venue set back its opening until now.
Originally planned to seat just 90 diners, the new branch now covers 140 and although it will officially launch on 27 January, opened for business earlier this month. Following a similar format to the group’s Wigmore branch, the O2 site will feature an open kitchen serving traditional Lebanese street food such as shwarma wraps, tagines and salads at an average spend of £10 per head.
The O2 branch will also sell authentic Middle Eastern wares including jewellery, hand-embroidered bags, shoes, mezze plates and bowls, as well as produce like figs in chocolate, Turkish delight and harissa paste from its delicatessen section.
It joins a host of existing restaurants operating at the O2 Centre, including Yo! Sushi, Zizzi and Nando's.
Comptoir Libanais first launched at Westfield London in 2008 and now operates four sites in the capital.