The hugely popular Comptoir Libanais – which has twelve restaurants in the UK, eight of which are in central London – will be located on the corner of the newly re-modelled Market Square and St Pancras Square and will cover just under 3,300 sq. ft of Queen St dining including outside seating space.

Comptoir Libanais specialises in fresh, healthy and affordable Lebanese dishes, from lamb kofta and shish taouk cooked on a charcoal grill to wholesome and hearty slow-cooked tagines. Open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner to eat in or take out, the beautiful souk-like interiors of their canteen and delicatessens have a buzzy, Middle Eastern café feel. Decorative ceramic tiles are a feature of Comptoir Libanais restaurants and all feature the face of the Arabic actress, Sirine Jamal al Dine on the walls, menus and takeaway packaging.

Chaker Hanna, CEO of Comptoir Libanais said: “We are delighted to be opening our first restaurant in The West Country. Queen St is such an amazing development in a thriving city. We are working closely with Aviva Investors to create a restaurant to showcase the best of Lebanese cuisine to the local community, businesses and families as well as the millions of visitors to Exeter from the UK and afar at very affordable prices.”




The team at Queen St, in partnership with the Express and Echo, have launched their search for a budding chef,