The Lebanese kitchen is one which is inspired by family culture as well as vitality and health. Our cuisine is largely vegetarian-friendly and a perfect opportunity to socialise as well as nourish yourself with a fresh Mediterranean plant-based feast. Fairuz first opened in London in 1998, named after the legendary Lebanese singer who has been captivating the whole of the Middle East for seventy years. We place an emphasis on pairing our cuisine with the art of Lebanese wine, whose industry – little known to the rest of the world of wine – has been thriving for over 5000 years. Our wines are from the rich Bekaa Valley in the East of Lebanon and have been selected from the finest and most established wineries of the region.
Mezza, a variety of small, flavourful hot and cold dishes, is probably the most well known and popular part of Lebanese cuisine. Our menu has been carefully chosen so that you can enjoy the freshest of ingredients and an abundance of colors, flavours, textures and aromas that reflect the diverse regions and cultures of Lebanon
Lebanon is among the oldest sites of wine production in the world. The Israelite prophet Hosea (780–725 BC) is said to have urged his followers to return to Yahweh so that “they will blossom as the vine, [and] their fragrance will be like the wine of Lebanon All the major wineries have their vineyards in the southern Bekaa Valley. The Bekaa Valley enjoys long dry summers, cool nights and consistent rainfall and is at an altitude of around 1,000m/3,820ft. The Bekaa has its own natural water table, courtesy of the melting snow running off the slopes of the Lebanon and Anti-Lebanon mountain ranges –so that some grapes rarely ripen before mid, and even late, September.
Lebanese cuisine is as much about community as it is about food. As a largely plant-based cuisine, with vegetables, legumes and olive oil being the main ingredients in most of our dishes, Lebanese food is refreshing, nourishing and flavourful.