December 15, 2018 Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Breakfast at the Movenpick Hotel Beirut
Non-smokers friendly
Morning Delights


Welcoming: 3/5

Food Temperature: 7/10

Ambiance / Music: 7/10

Menu Choice: 3/5

Food Taste: 26/30

Architecture / Interior: 5/10

Food presentation: 6/10

Service: 7/10

Value for money: 7/10

Serving breakfast “with a view,” The Mövenpick Beirut is one of the country’s five-star hotels located on the beautiful blue Mediterranean. Come early and grab one of the three tables by the window; The last time I came here for breakfast was in 2013 and now back to explore the updates: a different welcoming but the same choice of food. My breakfast at Mövenpick Beirut starts now...


The place described: 

  • Violet walls add color to the space.
  • Brown square tiles cover the floor. 
  • Ceramic design square tables surrounded by metallic chairs make the place look close to a Mediterranean Island.
  • The main facing wall is all covered with brick stones and has a long sofa under it.
  • Every room is centered by the “piece the resistance” - a big metallic chandelier with soft yellow lighting.
  • Here and there, paintings of the touristic places of Lebanon decorate the walls.
  • Soft lighting, soothing and classy make you feel comfortable but a bit too dim for an early morning.


A hostess welcomes you; a waiter offers you a refreshing strawberry drink, another arrives with the coffee while I prepared to discover the buffet; let’s see the choices:

  • Ready-made sandwiches.
  • Flaky croissants.
  • A selection of viennoiseries, cakes, and Danish pastries.
  • Cheese and labneh.
  • Fruits and yogurt.
  • Omelet station.
  • Hot dishes.
  • Live Saj.


I like the food: it felt fresh and made with love. I was sad not to see salmon or be able to order Eggs Benedict. The food is tasty; the choices are enough but not for a five star. I believe that the quality and choices should be checked again.

So I passed by the eggs station and asked for eggs Benedict: not having sauce hollandaise, the chef suggested to simply do them poached. “Chef, can I have salmon or a muffin just to have a nice looking photo.” He nodded and went back to his kitchen to create. Twenty minutes later, I received my eggs; How sad it is to eat eggs as good as the ones I received, with an excellent salmon quality, exceptional crunchy bread but without any sauce. I believe the chef can create delicious eggs Benedict: add it to the menu!

It feels that the chef knows what he is doing: good food... food with a feeling that can be explored much better.


I enjoyed my breakfast with some little details I would have changed to make it perfect:

  • A different non-dramatic music.
  • More lights.
  • Salmon on the buffet.
  • Big bowls for fruits and cereals.
  • Eggs Benedict, avocado toast... a choice of modern a-la-carte items.

I was greeted by Maurice, the manager who took all my comments into account. I believe this breakfast can turn from good to perfect if only small details are added to the experience.


Suitable For: Morning Delights





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