Summer Destination: Burj Al Hamam

Its not officially summer yet, but with the hot weather creeping up a bit early this year, the mountains seem like a great idea for spending weekends. One of my family’s particular favorite restaurants for this season (along with my other reviews under the ‘Summer Destination’ category) is Burj Al Hamam in Broummana. Its close enough to the coast so it doesn’t make for an ultra long road trip, and far enough so that one can smell the fresh air and the pine trees.

We visited last Sunday and it was as busy as always, the food was impeccable yet the service not so perfect at all times, we had the waiters’ attention on certain occasions then again they drifted into oblivion on others. I’m not sure if the packed place was the reason, although it shouldn’t be an excuse, but the dishes’ taste wasn’t compromised. Take a look at the mouth-watering items we ordered, such as Hommos, Fattoush, Ftayer, Tabboule, Labne Bi Toum, Rkakat, Batata Bi Kezbara, Samak Bezre, Mkanek, Shanklish, Fries, Batata Harra, Kebbe and Mashewe.

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Parents will be happy to know that there is a playground at the back of the restaurant for kids to enjoy their time, and if you ask me, it makes for a good bribery, ‘finish your food so we can go play’ (I joke!)

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