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Comptoir Group PLC
06 September 2023

6 September 2023


Comptoir Group plc

("Comptoir", the "Company" or the "Group")

Comptoir Libanais' expansion continues with the launch of a new restaurant in Ealing


Comptoir Group Plc (AIM: COM), the owner and/or operator of Lebanese and Middle Eastern restaurants, is pleased to announce that it has secured a location for the opening of a new Comptoir Libanais restaurant in Ealing, West London. The 3,325 sqft restaurant is positioned in a busy location on the High Street, close to neighbouring occupiers such as Wagamama, Castano Lounge and Turtle Bay. It is expected to open in early October 2023.

The Ealing restaurant, which will be Comptoir's first UK restaurant opening in four years, will be an all day dining experience like no other, offering delicious breakfast as well as lunch and dinner dishes as it continues its mission of spreading the joy of Lebanese food one plate at a time. It will serve all of the classic dishes like sharing platters of hot and cold mezze, grills, salads and wraps.The drinks menu will feature a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails inspired from the region as well as heroing amazing Lebanese wines from Ksara, and specialist beers. Comptoir will also offer its special Rose Mint tea which marries perfectly with baklava. The restaurant will be a true reflection of the Middle Eastern culture, creating a warm and friendly family atmosphere all delivered in the true spirit of generous hospitality. Comptoir Libanais, Ealing, will offer both dine-in and takeaway options.


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Tony Kitous, Founder, commented:

"My dream is for Lebanese cuisine and culture to achieve the same popularity as Italian food, and this restaurant in Ealing will continue my passion for both the food and the culture, which I'm eager to share with our valued guests. I'm genuinely thrilled to be building our vibrant brand and look forward to creating an inviting atmosphere at our new restaurant which will provide an authentic setting to savour Middle Eastern hospitality."

Nick Ayerst, CEO, added:

"I am delighted to announce the opening of the first restaurant in four years. Ealing is a thriving hub and our new location will serve guests from across West London, as we continue to deliver our well-loved authentic Middle Eastern food and culture."

Andrew Rollings, centre director at Ealing Broadway, said:

"It's fantastic to have the team at Comptoir Libanais join our food and beverage offering here at Ealing Broadway and we can't wait for diners to experience their authentic middle eastern cuisine for themselves."

"Whether couples want to indulge in a romantic wine and dine experience, or families are looking for a tasty meal while spending a day out at the centre, local foodies will be spoilt for choice."





Comptoir Group plc                                    via Camarco


Beatrice Lafon, Non-Executive Chair

Nick Ayerst, CEO

Michael Toon, FD



finnCap Ltd (Nominated Adviser and Broker)


Simon Hicks                                     0207 220 0500


Camarco (Media Contact)


Jennifer Renwick                                comptoir@camarco.co.uk

Letaba Rimell



About Comptoir Group


Comptoir Group PLC owns and operates 26 Lebanese restaurants, six of which are franchised, based predominately in the UK. The flagship brand of the group, Comptoir Libanais, is a collection of 20 restaurants located across London and nationwide, including cities such as Manchester, Bath, Birmingham, Oxford and Exeter.


The name Comptoir Libanais means Lebanese Counter and is a place where guests can eat casually and enjoy Middle Eastern food, served with warm and friendly hospitality, just like back home.


The Group also operates Shawa, serving traditional shawarmas through a counter service model in Westfield and Bluewater shopping centres, Yalla-Yalla with branches near Oxford Circus and in Soho, and entertainment venue Kenza, located in Devonshire Square, London.


The group has expanded internationally with its franchise partners HMSHOST, with restaurants in the Netherlands, Qatar and Dubai.



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