Restaurant: Elham’s Lebanese Deli, Little Clarendon Street – Oxford

Prior to our trip to Oxford, we asked for some suggestions on Twitter on where to eat and what to do, and who better to suggest us but @abbeylouisarose, who attended Oxford University. The lovely Abbey sent us a long list of places we could visit and somewhere to eat and this Lebanese Deli was on her list and as foodies, we definitely wanted to visit.

This cute little deli can be found on Little Clarendon Street off Woodstock Road, inside is not what we expected as most of the typical Lebanese restaurants we’ve seen around have more of an ethnic feel to them, but this was more modern and sleek, which is just as great and more fitting it being in the heart of Oxford.

This was more of a late light lunch as we decided to share the meze plate of 5 dishes we got to choose from, either from the cold or hot section. Both James and I have had Lebanese food before, but is not a regular cuisine we have. All the dishes we had chosen were amazing, the proper homemade food we needed in our system after such an amazing filled day of tourism.

The atmosphere was just right, as we came in, what we can imagine was a large group was just in there having a meal and few was left over with light talking as we wondered in, just before the rain got heavy.

5 dishes, eat in for £13.95 and here are the 5 we picked:

Moussaka: aubergines layered with minced lamb, pine nuts and tomato

Rice with broad beans: rice mixed with broad beans and dill

Kouchery: lentils with rice, topped with crispy fried onions

Lamb Fatayer: pastry stuffed with minced lamb, parsley, pine nuts and our special spices

Tabbouleh: finely chopped parsley, tomatoes, spring onion and mint with cracked bulghur wheat, a squeeze of lemon juice and olive oil

The service was quick and friendly, the man behind the counter was very helpful as I aimlessly started walking back and forth to each counter, wondering what to get, he explained to me the meze dishes deal and what was what from the cold dishes to the hot dishes.

Shortly after, we headed off to see another suggestion from Abbey, which you can read more about in our Oxford travel post coming up next week.

Food: ★★★★

Customer service: ★★★★

Atmosphere: ★★★★
Toilets: ★★


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  1. abbeylouisarose
    October 16, 2016 / 9:56 am

    So so glad you enjoyed the deli! It really does have a lovely atmosphere and I always enjoy myself whenever I go! Can't wait to see even more posts from your trip to Oxford, I just love reading blogs about places that are local to me and see them through other people's eyes!Abbey 👑 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food & Baker
      October 16, 2016 / 7:13 pm

      It was delicious, exactly what we needed that day! Thank you so so much for the recommendation, look forward to writing up about our day! Hopefully it'll be up tomorrow or Tuesday! Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

  2. Francesca Nelson
    October 18, 2016 / 11:27 am

    Oh god this place looks and sounds great!!!! I love food like that! I now feel incredibly jealous haha!!

    • Food & Baker
      October 19, 2016 / 10:38 am

      If you haven't been to Oxford before, we'd highly recommend going, as well as coming here! We'll defo be back!Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💓

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