Beirut Bazaar is West End’s West Village’s first eatery to open.
West Village opened in October 2018, but it’s only now that the first restaurant has opened as part of its new dining precinct, which will soon be packed by many more in the coming months. (Featured image: Supplied)
Beirut Bazaar is located on the ground floor in the historic Peters Ice Cream Factory and will be serving up a menu heavy on the spices—cumin, sumac and coriander in particular—including their shawarma, the signature dish ”prepared using a fillet of lamb, beef or chicken, marinated in traditional spices for 48 hours and served on pita with parsley, tomato, and legumes.”
But that’s not all that will be satiating hungry diners in the 75-seat venue. Open from early till late, the menu includes traditional Lebanese mezze, specialty dips and breads, savoury pastries as well as delectable sweet treats and coffee too. And it’s not all meat either as Beirut Bazaar will have a range of vegetarian and vegan eats as well.
As for drinks and those sunny days we like to spend outside, Beirut Bazaar boasts a sensational alfresco area that will surely draw the crowds. If that wasn’t enough, the Middle Eastern eatery has turned to the crew from Nineteen at The Star to create an alluring specialty cocktail list.
Owner Andre Samra has said that his passion for food comes from his father, a Lebanese migrant to Australia, and one that is being passed on down to his own daughter through the opening of Beirut Bazaar. ”Food is such an important part of our culture and time spent with family and friends,” Mr Samra said.
Of West Village, project director Harrison Phillips said ”It’s so exciting to see the Ice Cream Factory, which has such a rich history around food, be the location to bring people together in a unique dining experience.
”This will be the first time this industrial building has been permanently occupied since its closure in the late 1990s,” he said.
West Village will soon welcome more eateries to its dining precinct as well as a Woolworths supermarket, Harris Farm Markets, and a Goodlife Health Club to broaden the retail and convenience offering. For now, though, it’s just Beirut Bazaar and the perfect time to taste the flavours of Lebanon in the West End.