The two-strong brand has signed on an A3, 1,800sqft unit on Exhibition Road, which has been undergoing significant improvement works as part of the 2012 Olympic Games legacy programme to improve the area.
The restaurant will feature the brand’s signature Middle Eastern menu with an emphasis on healthy and organic ingredients, with dishes including shwarma wraps, flatbreads, tagines and salads.
Kate Taylor of Davis Coffer Lyons, which represented the landlord, South Kensington Estates on the deal, said: “This latest letting builds on an already impressive line-up of restaurants and cafés including Casa Brindisa and Le Pain Quotidien, strengthened as an eating and drinking destination by the recent public realm improvements at the south end of Exhibition Road which have created a continental, piazza style environment for al fresco dining.
“As a result, the landlord received an enormous level of interest for this site but felt that the unique offering of Comptoir Libanais would be a fantastic compliment to the area.”
Kitous, who also runs Middle Eastern restaurants Levant, Pasha and Kenza, also operates Comptoir Libanais at Wigmore Street and Westfield London.
He is also set to open a fourth site at Westfield Stratford City in September.