Cedar ...A taste of Lebanon 
32 Carlisle Road Derry Bt486JW 
Reservations via TEXT on 07845672811  or call 02871373868 

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Who We Are

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


Simon was born and brought up in Lebanon working from an early age 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.


 Berna 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...