why isme?

“Isme’ is an Arabic word that translates to “my name”

Our first encounters with our fellow humans always beckon the ownership of identity – ‘Isme’
A name to a face, a name to a culture, a name to personhood.

Here at Isme Lebanese Restaurant Fitzroy, we want to share in the riches of Lebanese food identity.
It is an invitation to all, to journey with us through our culinary sensibilities.
It is an invitation to an understanding of our culture, our food, our passion – our Isme Lebanese Restaurant for dinner.
We want to share in the synergies of our Isme Lebanese Restaurant with your Isme.

When people venture into Isme Lebanese Restaurant, they become part of the mystical orient, the sensuality of music compounded with ambient mood lightening,
accentuates the shared passion of food and the intimacy of learning an identity.
The space is fashioned to stimulate peace, positivity, serenity and intimacy.
The service at Isme Lebanese Restaurant is simple: Welcome home.

We will hold the door open for you at Isme Lebanese Restaurant, we will smile for you and with you, we are happy to meet you,
Isme Lebanese Restaurant staff will seat you the table, and we promise to build a unique and bespoke relationship with every guest.
At Isme Lebanese Restaurant we reveal the beauty of every dish with every drink we invite our guests to develop and indulge a fascination with Lebanese identity,
enveloped by the contemporaries of modern cuisine.

At Isme Lebanese Restaurant we want to journey with our guests, we want to exhilarate you, we want to adventure with you whether, lunch or dinner.
The core of Isme Lebanese Restaurant is that it is a labour of love and everything stems from that love.
Our food will be seasoned with it, our drinks will be garnished with it and it will be worn as uniform by our team.

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The great Khalil Gibran wrote:



”Work is love made visible.
And what is it to work with love?
It is to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart,
even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth.
It is to build a house with affection,
even as if your beloved were to dwell in that house.
It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy,
even as if your beloved were to eat the fruit.
It is to charge all things you fashion with a breath of your own spirit,
And to know that all the blessed dead
are standing about you and watching.”

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