In London there is love for Lebanese – that much we know for sure. Lebanese people, Lebanese culture and, of course, Lebanese food have all etched a part of themselves into the capital’s cityscape and many of the most glaring results of this are London’s Lebanese restaurants that fly the Middle Eastern flag high and proud. Why such love? Well, some may remember a lengthy and rather brutal Lebanese Civil War that began in the early 70s and caused many Lebanese to set up shop in London. Since then, London’s Lebanese restaurant scene and indeed an entire Lebanese community has slowly thrived in neighbourhoods like Kilburn, Northolt and Ealing, and Londoner’s have welcomed this with open arms and empty stomachs.