ha ha yeah Beit al Zaytoun is a gem - lovely place!
I am going there for dinner tomorrow with a Lebanese/Palestinian friend.
I am hoping to make it to the Red Lion next Thursday - I'll have to play it by ear though.
btw Sloe Gin seemed to do the trick - as it was a gift, I filtered off the sloes for appearance's sake, but I assume for personal consumption leaving them in is better? Thanks again @mespilus!