NEW RESTAURANTS

Maison Libanaise is a vibrant Lebanese restaurant that expands Black Sheep Group's stable to 12 establishments

Tracey Furniss

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 22 March, 2016, 10:43pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 22 March, 2016, 10:43pm

Where the popular Life Café once stood, Black Sheep Group has opened a vibrant new Lebanese eatery which is the 12th restaurant for the group. It is situated above a popular takeaway. The small bar serves a limited selection of daily cocktails, beer and wines. The décor is typical mosaic tiled floors with wine bottles decorating the walls. We visited during the soft opening so the menu was small. However, what we had was delicious. Everything is home-made. We tried the usual suspects, hummus with organic olive oil and sumac (HK$48), smokey baba ganoush (HK$48) which is grilled eggplant in yoghurt, organic olive oil and paprika, and we ordered home-made pita bread (HK$18).

The Tabouleh (HK$58) with diced tomato, shallots, cracked wheat, sumac, lemon juice and olive oil was fresh and tasty and enough for two or three people. We loved the roasted eggplant with za'tar croutons, sweet onions, blossom roasted tomatoes (HK$68) for its soft and crunchy textures, and the roasted cauliflower (HK$58), which although we were warned it is spicy - seasoned with spicy harissa, lemon juice and dry lime - it was tasty and we will order it again. For mains, we tried the lamb kibbeh (HK$108) made from ground lean lamb, cracked wheat, zesty labneh and soft herbs, and chicken skewers with saffron and mint (HK$98). For dessert, go for the pears in custard. It is amazing. 

MAISON LIBANAISE
10 Shelly Street, SoHo, 2111 2284