489 - 491 King St
Arabella is a large and very popular Lebanese restaurant. The name is a blending to reflect its Arabic heritage and bella meaning beauty - and the restaurant does both these areas justice. I was dining with the Princess who loves Lebanese food.
The service is unobtrusively attentive and very friendly - Mohamad and his team make you feel right at home.
The decor is nice here too - not overstated. They have outside seating and a variety of areas inside ranging from cosy nooks and tables and right through to function areas for larger groups - and the added extra of belly dancers on Fridays and Saturdays!
We were having the banquet and started with the trio of dips - hoummous, babaganouj and garlic labneh. These three are all traditional favourites and they were all great. I loved the hoummous - it was so full of flavour, but the Princess favoured the garlic labneh - eating almost all of it on her own even though it had quite a good hit of garlic to it. The fresh soft Lebanese bread that came with it topped it off perfectly.