27 February, 2023
Zahli Restaurant in Surry Hills reveals their top Lebanese lunch picks

Hey Surry Hills… Lebanese lunching is a thing, why not try it out and visit our restaurant to indulge in a truly unique experience. Lebanese food can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner. But we are going to provide you with an insight into how to lunch – the Lebanese way – at Zahli Restaurant, Surry Hills. 

Lebanese lunches have been a part of the cuisine for thousands of years and it is especially popular for those who are on the go and want to grab a quick, tasty and satisfying meal. There is nothing better than the fresh aroma of healthy Lebanese food combined with family and friends enjoying it together. Whether you are in a rush or looking for a substantial meal, there is nothing quite like a Lebanese lunch. Lebanese lunch options are all based on using fresh, local ingredients and can be quite a healthy option. 

First, we indulge in a Lebanese lunch, then we do everything else

The next time you visit Zahli Restaurant in Surry Hills for lunch, remember these Lebanese menu options:

Shawarma: the perfect lunch option served in Lebanese restaurants Surry Hills

This classic Lebanese wrap can be found just about everywhere and best enjoyed for lunch. Shawarma is essentially a type of pita-based sandwich that contains strips of thinly sliced marinated meat that has been roasted for hours. Sounds delicious right? Trust us, it tastes even better. Shawarma is commonly made with lamb – as this is the common meat of choice throughout Lebanese cuisine. Shawarma chicken is also a very popular choice and usually contains strips of chicken thigh fillets marinated in garlic, onion, vinegar, lemon juice and a range of Middle Eastern spices. If you like juicy, tender and well-seasoned meat, you are going to be in for a real treat when you try Shawarma. A tasty lunch option served at the best Middle Eastern restaurants in Surry Hills. Keeping your tastebuds and your stomach satisfied until dinner time. 

Fresh falafel is the only lunch we want to eat – served at the best Surry Hills restaurants 

You don’t have to be vegetarian or vegan to enjoy this one! Falafel is a delicious and nutritious lunch option best served within a wrap. Falafel wraps combine a range of different flavours in a wrap with the star of the show being the falafel themselves which consist of soaked and ground chickpeas that are mixed with spices such as coriander, cumin, garlic before being formed into balls and fried. What makes falafel even better, is when they are wrapped in a fresh pita with lettuce, onions, pickles and of course a drizzle of tahini. A healthy, tasty and filling meal that is perfect for lunch. Pair it with delicious vegetables like cauliflower, and you’re set!

Kafta – the perfect Lebanese lunch served in restaurants at Surry Hills

This is for all the meat lovers! If you are looking for a delicious lunch option that is bursting with flavour, Kafta is certainly the choice for you. There are many different versions of this dish, however, kafta commonly features ground lamb that is seasoned to perfection then formed into long cylinders, skewered and cooked over an open flame. Kafta can be eaten straight off the skewer or if you would like to enjoy it for lunch, remove it and wrap it in a pita with your favourite salad ingredients. 

Looking for inspiration for local lunch ideas? Look no further than Zahli Restaurant, Surry Hills. We take the very best dishes from the rich history of Lebanese cooking and give them a new lease of life in a fresh, contemporary environment. 

Excite your tastebuds and reserve your table at Zahli.

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