A Lebanese heart with a Belgian soul

More than a word, Habibi is a hearty declaration of love

If you’ve ever been to Lebanon, you’ve certainly already heard this typical Arabic expression over and over. Indeed, no matter how and who we love, we use and overuse it to express love or familiarity. So habibi, take a seat while enjoying a cup of Teta’s (grandma in Lebanese) freshly brewed tea and listen to our story.


Habibi is all about senses and childhood memories of family reunions. The smell of fresh spices, the taste of typical products such as tahini or Mann’oushes, one of our special treats and even, the sound of noisy feasts shared with our beloved ones. You get it, at Habibi we share love as we share food: in its most authentic way, but always with a local twist. 

 

Inspired by our origins and our atypical and passionate families, our biggest will is to pass on this tasteful legacy and emotions throughout our revisited Lebanese dishes/recipes. So habibi, come along with us and enjoy the trip.

THE CONCEPT

 

The concept

A journey through memories, secret family recipes & modern Middle Eastern bistronomy

Every family has secrets, but unlike others, revealing ours makes us really proud. As conviviality has always been part of our culture, we are convinced that the best way to teach our friends and loved ones about our Lebanese heritage is by sharing these secrets directly in their plates.

If we had to pick one secret, it would certainly be the one behind our incredibly flavorful Lebanese flatbreads, also called Mann’oushes. They are spiced up by an original twist of our grandmother’s Lebanese recipes and cooked last minute in our oven («THE FORN»). There is no doubt that they will take you on a journey through the souks of our childhood memories. 

Authenticity is the perfect word to describe our Mediterranean cuisine which focuses on simple Mediterranean plates to share and nutritious, seasonal ingredients. Our habibistro offers a modern and local take on traditional Lebanese comfort food and mixes cultures to propose the best of both worlds. Of course, all these delicious dishes are accompanied with our homemade bread and Mann’oushes. 


And because good meals cannot go without good drinks, we have carefully travelled through the flavours Europe and the Middle East to cast and concoct a very precious selection of fine beers and Wines to enhance your immersive experience.

THE CONCEPT

ORGANIC FOOD  

ORGANIC FOOD 

Organic Food

From Lebanon to Brussels with love

Habibi is dedicated to the finest quality Middle Eastern and Belgian products. From wines to beers and spices, such as Zaatar, we make a point of tasting them first, then getting the whole team’s approval before we bring them to your plate. A healthy and family journey to offer you the very best of Lebanese cuisine.

At Habibi, we believe in traditions but even more in seasonal and organic food. That’s why we only use ingredients from local corporations, picked fresh each morning. The Habibistro menu changes according to what’s in season but you always can expect to enjoy the best of Lebanese food with a Belgian twist.

Our products are hand-picked from small artisan and independent shops in Lebanon and Brussels with which we share the same traditional values. So habibi, are you ready to embark on a voyage of discovery through the flavours, aromas and scents of the Middle East?

Yallah Habibi !

Let's share food & love.

THE PLACE   

 

The concept

A crossover place full of memories, a walk across our lebanese heritage

A crossover place full of memories, a walk across our lebanese heritage

As soon as you arrive, you’re more than a guest, you’re family. Warm lights, cosy but bustling ambience, and friendly minds. This is exactly what Habibi is about. Inspired by graphic shapes which define the streets of Lebanon, our restaurant is a reflection of the heart and soul of Lebanon. 

As there is no place like home, we recreated the feeling of a walk in the streets of the Old City of Beirut in order to bring this unique atmosphere into our little Belgian nest. More than a place, we created an environment where each part tells a story, our story.

The majestic artisanal Mannou’she Oven captures your attention as soon as you set foot in our restaurant and will immediately drown you into the heat of Mediterranean evenings.

A little bit further, you can admire our brute Bar, inspired by metal construction materials inherent to the Lebanese landscapes. This concept evokes the perpetual reconstruction of Lebanon after decades of turmoil and devastating wars. Want to share some intimacy? No problem! Have a seat in one of our cosy alcoves just in front of our bar and make magic happen. 

 

Finally, the last part of the restaurant is an open and warm dining space where we invite you to feast and celebrate life as our fellow Lebanese would do: in the most authentic way!

THE PLACE

 

Yallah Habibi !

Let's share food & love.

A little bit further, you can admire our brute Bar, inspired by metal construction materials inherent to the Lebanese landscapes. This concept evokes the perpetual reconstruction of Lebanon after decades of turmoil and devastating wars. Want to share some intimacy? No problem! Have a seat in one of our cosy alcoves just in front of our bar and make magic happen. 

 

Finally, the last part of the restaurant is an open and warm dining space where we invite you to feast and celebrate life as our fellow Lebanese would do: in the most authentic way!

Looking forward to see you soon !