About Laffe by Kanzaman

In the trendy suburb of Richmond lies a truly special dining experience in the form of Laffe by Kanzaman. Family owned and operated since 1998, this Lebanese restaurant transports their guests to an exotic paradise far across the seas with their eclectic decor, traditional dishes and unparalleled service. The dishes are fresh and wholesome, and come from a long line of century-old cooking techniques and recipes, and the result is a taste sensation that will leave you questioning why you haven’t tried this vibrant restaurant before. You’ll find this Middle Eastern haven along Bridge Road where the passionate team at this Melbourne eatery will treat you like you’re a guest in their home. So book a spot today, we think you’ll be delighted.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Laffe by Kanzaman
344 Bridge Road, Richmond
Melbourne 3121

Menu Highlights




Chickpea and fava bean croquettes. GF, V, VE


A lamb and borghul shell filled with lamb mince and pine nuts


Barbecued chicken wings served in a zaatar herb, lemon and garlic dressing. GF

Meat Cigars

Minced lamb with spices wrapped in filo pastry


Mix Dips

A selection of dips. GF, V

Mixed Grill

A selection from the grill. GF


Mixed dips, tabouleh, falafel, meat cigars and rakakat jibneh



Char-grilled chicken on skewers. GF.


Lamb fillets in pomegranate molasses with mushrooms and vegetables on lentils and rice. GF.


Seasonal vegetables with Middle Eastern spices with lentils and rice. GF, V, VE.


Chicken fillets in a mixture of fresh coriander, mushroom, garlic and lemon. GF.

More about Laffe by Kanzaman, Richmond

Bilal and Mona Talj are the proud team behind Laffe by Kanzaman Lebanese restaurant in the heart of the Melbourne suburb of Richmond. This passionate pair have over 38 years experience in hospitality and are experts when it comes to creating a truly unforgettable dining experience for their beloved guests. The interior of this Bridge Road restaurant is full of colour and exotic homewares, and paired alongside the delicious food and the entertaining belly dancers, you’re in for a real treat when dining at Laffe by Kanzaman in Richmond.

The star of the show is of course the menu, and we love starting with a few meze plates to share like the fatayer homemade pastry with spinach, onion, pine nuts and sumac, fotr, mushrooms sauteed in grenadine essence, garlic, mustard seeds and fresh coriander or the makanek spicy lamb sausages topped with lemon and sumac dressing. For the main event select from a range of meat, seafood and vegetarian options infused with aromatic Lebanese herbs and spices that will invigorate the senses. Whatever your selection, Laffe by Kanzaman will have something to suit all tastes, so book a spot at this Melbourne restaurant today and begin your Middle Eastern culinary journey!

18 Laffe by Kanzaman Reviews

18 Reviews
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
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David Z.10 days ago · 1 review

Excellent food. Excellent service. Can't wait to eat here again. They were more than happy accommodating our large group as well as two guests who had specific dietary requirements.

Priscilla P.a month ago · 1 review

We were a group of nine having a family lunch for Mother's Day (7 adults 2 children). We chose a banquet which they allowed us to select for only eight people which was great as the kids only pick small amounts of food. They were also very accommodating to our request to remove the coffee and sweets, and substitute with other savour items as we were having coffee and cake back at home after lunch. All the food was so fresh, flavours balanced and a great variety of share plates in the banquet. Thank-you for a wonderful experience, we will be back again!

Lis S.a month ago · 1 review

Delicious food! We had the banquet which had great variety & amazing flavours. You can’t go past Laffe. Service was very good too. Highly recommend it.

Jack S.3 months ago · 1 review

Great food all cooked on the premises . Nice family owned restaurant ambience. Good wine list and delicious desserts. We will be back for sure.

Dominique B.6 days ago · 2 reviews

Whilst the food was quite tasty it didn’t wow me. We had the banquet option which didn’t really feel worth $45pp. The dips were amazing, the other pastries were also quite nice. The fattoush salad was ok, the tabbouleh was tasty. For mains there was a serve of lamb and a serve of chicken. Both relatively tasty but could have been a bit more tender. I do have to say my cocktail was delicious-I love anything with rosewater! Service was also very friendly and efficient.

Deb F.4 months ago · 1 review

We love Laffe by Kanzaman, great food great service and BYO. It has the best Mezze plate in Melbourne. I could rave about every dish but it might get boring. Just go.

Chris B.9 months ago · 1 review

We five friends had a delicious lunch in a stylish setting which included beautiful tableware and very good service . It was a quieter time but the service was helpful and attentive. We chose a mix of entrees with the mushrooms in pomegranate and the haloumi being particularly good. We all agreed it was certainly worth a return visit

Michael J.a year ago · 1 review

Great food, great people, great service. All round great experience. The dips and salads, in particular, were the best ever tasted, far above the usual standard. All courses served at the right pace to suit the customer.

Marianne G.5 months ago · 2 reviews

Fresh tasty food and great service. We had the banquet for a party of nine including two vegetarians. The waitress checked in with us at just the right times and asked when we wanted the next course. Nice atmosphere, very friendly vibe.

Susan D.5 months ago · 3 reviews

The restaurant is a new venue from their former location. It’s modern, and has a very nice atmosphere. The service was very good, attentive without being intrusive and the food was delicious. We were very pleased and would definitely return