Cedar ...A taste of Lebanon 32 Carlisle Road Derry Bt486JW
07845672811 or 02871373868 after 4pm

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Who We Are

Simon Matta head chef from the Lebanon and wife Bernadette opened Cedar in 2012.


Simon was born and brought up in Lebanon working from an early in the family business. He left for school in America in 1984. An energetic young student with great ambitions, he worked in Italian, French and Lebanese restaurants.


 Bernadette runs front of house while Simon chief of staff runs and operates the kitchen with family recipes dating back 100 years or more. 


When Simon worked as kitchen help at the age of 8 in Lebanon, he had a love and a passion for food and people, and when asked about the secret of being a good restaurateur, he simply says: “plain and simple good food, good service and total attention to your customers”. A WARM WELCOME AWAITS ONE AND ALL...