Everybody I know who has tried the Prophet – likes it. The food is simple, unpretentious, Lebanese, and you get loads of it. You can’t go wrong with the feast – $40 for veggie or non-veggie, and it is an ideal restaurant for people with dietary restrictions. I was first informed of this place by my friend Sue who is vegan non-dairy – so if she can enjoy a meal here with her strict criteria, then I’m pretty sure I can. The only thing on the menu that I couldn’t eat was the yoghurt dip – everything else was ok.
The food is tasty and generous, and the feast consists of bread and dips, tabbouleh, baba ganoush, falafel, pastries containing minced meat and chicken and lamb kebabs. If you go for the veggie option you get stuffed vine leaves, grilled aubergine with yoghurt, bean salad, a lovely grilled cauliflower dish, and some vegetarian dumplings instead of the meat dishes.
The only thing that I don’t really like is the ‘coffee’ that they serve at the end of the meal. I can’t really describe Lebanese coffee – it’s an acquired taste – strong, spicy, minty, aromatic.
The restaurant is BYO and cash only.