68-80 Hanbury St, London E1 5JL
An orange 60s mod plastic fantastic bubble. #UJLoves.
Although their tagline says ‘Ashkenazi influenced’ don’t expect any Bourekas or Hamustas à la The Palomar and Ottolenghi. Think simple and seasonal instead. The roasted cauliflower with pomegranate and the grilled manouri with cherry tomatoes and sweet herbs were a nice combination of fresh, savoury and sweet. The plates are best shared, but if you want more hearty/individual offerings, let the price guide you – our favourite was the braised duck leg (cooked to perfection) with spiced red cabbage and quince.
Have a drink at the bar first. It was buzzing the night we dined, no doubt thanks to the after-work footfall: the building (Second Home) doubles as a workspace hub for ‘entrepeneurs and creatives’.
The interior. The space is 60s perfection by Spanish architects Selgas Cano, the same architects in charge of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion.