Our Story

Za’ta redefines fast food with pure, all-natural Lebanese food at pocket-friendly prices.

Our founder, food fanatic Francis Zahar, travelled and experienced diverse cultures and cuisines all over the world, but nothing beat returning home to his mother’s cooking – long, relaxed meals that lasted hours, eaten under olive trees in the company of family and friends.

So he embarked on a mission, enlisting Ed Grimes – formerly of Pret A Manger – to bring his authentic, home-style Lebanese food to the world. Za’ta launched in 2020 – yes, we know! – because we believe the very best natural food should be easily available and affordable for everyone.

While we can’t guarantee sunshine or shaded olive groves in store, we can promise delicious Lebanese food – and that one taste will keep you coming back for more!

Zata story


Introduce a variety of pure, simple and healthy home style Lebanese dishes cooked from scratch, served quickly in sustainable packaging, at pocket friendly prices to everyone


To fulfill the challenge of providing real fresh food, cooked slowly, served quickly to everyone



We partnered with Too Good To Go to help minimise food waste.
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Environmental Impact

A little effort from each of us makes a difference.
We recycle all cans and plastic bottles and our packaging is fully compostable

zata recycable items


Quiet place for quick bite although we spent ages! Good for lunches. Full halal Lebanese menu.

Shamina Peters

Although the place branding looks like a modern fashionable, fast-food chain style - the food was surprisingly authentically delicious! The shopkeeper was extremely friendly and nice. Great surprise with vegan options!

Jonathan Ash

Treated my family like family and the food is both healthy and delicious. We love that their takeout containers and cutlery are biodegradable too. Definitely worth trying out.

Michael Meyers

The menu was simple but the salad , beef fatayer and the chicken soup were not. Probably one of the tastiest meals I’ve had this year. You can smell the soup before you even taste it. Delicious. Our waitress was Sarah, who happily explained the cooking process, ingredients and restaurant concept.

Mark Alexander

Authentic Lebanese food, great taste, very clean restaurant, friendly staff and very nice atmosphere. Highly recommended. Will definitely be visiting again.

Karen Abou Jaoudeh

Delightful place with very nice healthy tasty food and the kindest staff ever. We had the pleasure of being looked after by the gorgeous Alaa who is a real gem. We will be back x

Stephanie Peritore

Such flavorful food with friendly service.

Erin Feder