Conflict Café: Lebanon

Why Join the Table?

Journey to Lebanon in a unique underground venue in central London.

Chef Imad Ghossain will bring to life delicious Lebanese flavours as part of Conflict Café, with a special introduction by cookbook author and presenter, Bethany Kehdy. As seen in the Guardian, Independent, and Evening Standard, Conflict Café is the pop-up restaurant that serves food from regions that have experienced conflict, and explores the power of food to bring people together and break down barriers.

Named Time Out London’s ‘Most Inspirational Pop-up’, Conflict Café is an initiative launched by peacebuilding charity International Alert marking the International Day of Peace (21 September) and encouraging conversations about peace through food. Lebanon is the ninth country sh...

House Rules: This is not just any pop-up, this is Conflict Café. Be ready to sit down and ‘break bread’ with strangers, and strike up conversation!

Travel Tip: Easiest route is via Waterloo Rail Station. Take Exit 1 located next to platform 1, turn right, and walk straight down. House of Vans is located on your right hand side.

Seating: Please let us know if you would like to be seated with another booking.

In a Nutshell

Conflict Café, Time Out’s “Most Inspirational Pop-up”.

A unique culinary experience from peacebuilding NGO, International Alert, combining food from conflict areas, and harnessing the power of food to get people together, breaking bread, and starting a conversation.

The Whole Hog

“When you eat with someone, you can’t betray them” – Arab saying

Conflict Café has served over 1000 diners, highlighting cuisines and conflicts from Syria to Colombia, and celebrating the power of food to break down barriers and get people talking.
At the pop-up, peacebuilding NGO International Alert invites diners join communal tables where they are treated to a feast of traditional dishes from countries that have experienced conflict around the world, created by chefs from the regions.

Featured in The Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Reuters, Associated Press, CNN, BuzzFeed, BBC Radio 4, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, Evening Standard, Time Out and more, the charity initiative has been running since 2014.

Find out more at www.talkingpeacefestival.org, Twitter: @talkpeacefest, Insta: @international_alert, Email: [email protected]

Was an ok evening. Food was nice but not as good as I'd expected.

An interesting first grub club experience with tasty starters

Really loved the themes of food and learning. And peace.

What a FABULOUS thing to do and raise awareness as well as get fed in a very loving way.

Terrific night for a great cause, and we learned something, too! Can't wait for next year's!

More about this Experience

  • Vegan Friendly
  • Be Good to Your Health
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Great on your own!
  • Vegetarian Friendly

Event Tags: Do Good, Feel Good, Liv & Sid's Favourite Grub Clubs, London Pop-Ups, Meet New People, Middle Eastern Cuisine, Top Seller, Try Something Different, Unique Dining, Wheelchair Friendly, Vegetarian, Vegan

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