Mijana is one of many traditional Lebanese restaurants in Beirut, set in a beautifully restored Ottoman building, furnished with opulent, comfortable chairs and infused with more than a hint of the Orient. You can eat indoors or outdoors in the covered courtyard.
The menu features traditional Lebanese specialities alongside the ubiquitous mezze – the red hummus and deep fried potatoes are particularly good, as is the shish taouk chicken doused in lashings of garlic. It’s reasonably priced and the service is second to none, although nothing less would be tolerated by the wealthy crowd Mijana attracts. A high end Beirut restaurant, perfect for a leisurely meal watching the glamour-safari of fantastically bejewelled ladies and cigar-puffing men trading gossip.