A NEW Lebanese restaurant is set to open in Winchester.

Lebanese House will serve freshly sourced dishes made from scratch in the Levantine tradition.

The owner, Mohamed Elshabrawy, already has a Lebanese House in Newbury and thought Winchester would be the perfect location for a second branch.

He plans to open the restaurant on City Road in August – when the Chronicle spoke to him, workmen were adding the finishing touches to the interior.

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Traditional Lebanese cuisine at Lebanese House (Image: Mohamed Elshabrawy)

Mr Elshabrawy cut his teeth as a chef and floor manager at a series of Egyptian and Lebanese restaurants in London before deciding to embark on his own business venture.

He said: "People have been very interested in the Lebanese cuisine and can't wait for the opening.

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Baklava by Lebanese House (Image: Mohamed Elshabrawy)

"All our food is home made. The hummus, for example, we get the chick peas ourselves and make it from scratch.

"There'll be baba ghanoush and vine leaves and a charcoal grill for kebabs and lamb chops. Even our falafel will be home made."

The restaurant will also serve Lebanese wine and beer, as well as the usual drinks.

You can find out more about Lebanese house on their website.