Comptoir Libanais Books & Biography
Tony Kitous arrived in London for the first time on August 6, 1988, aged 18, he spent his 1st night sleeping in Victoria coach station and spent the next fortnight living off chocolate. The self-styled Algerian “street boy�? had just £70 in his pocket and was meant to be on a holiday with a school friend. More than 29 years later, the now hugely successful owner of the Comptoir Libanais canteen and delicatessen chain has 24 branches in and London and around the UK, employing around 1000 staff. They are part of an empire which also encompasses three Shawa - Lebanese grill outlets, as well as prestige restaurants such as Levant on Wigmore Street and Kenza in the city of London.