Batrouniyat is a recently renovated Lebanese house that you will be passing by on your way to Batroun, situated along the seaside road.
Batrouniyat is a concept by Chantale and Gibran Bassil who wanted to create the mouneh house for the Northern region of Lebanon. After Souk El Tayyeb, Batrouniyat comes to cater for the region far away from Beirut.
This huge Lebanese old house built at the beginning of the 20th century and renovated last year hosts many different sections: The restaurant or ballroom, the inner court, the kitchen and the Mouneh shop. At Batrouniyat where local food is served, many other activities can be organized such as weddings and private seminars.
The main idea behind this concept was to create a hub for local producers around the villages of the region and give them the opportunity to sell their products beyond their reach, creating the Batrouniyat brand that hopefully will expand beyond the borders of Lebanon. The place is a dream, built with passion and focusing on every single detail to make it revive its past. The floor tiles, the stone shaped arched ceiling and the chandeliers take you back in time to the days of the Ottoman empire.
On their simple menu, local fresh and organic food from Labneh, Hummus, salads, Fattouch, Tabboule, Halloumi cheese, Moudardra and stuffed green leaves are a few items you'll be able to enjoy the way your grandma used to prepare them. I fell in love with the mouneh shop. The odors it dissipates reach beyond your nose activating all your culinary senses. Everything can be found from the local Foie Gras, our local Duck Confit, fresh zaatar, wine and the complete collection of mouneh items.
Around the house, hundreds of meters of green grass land are the perfect place summer activities on sunny week-ends. A wedding would be so special. Want a change of scenery, go out of the city, pass by Batrouniyat where kids have their specialized playground and enjoy what Lebanon has to offer.