Restaurants & Bars: Restaurant Reviews


60's perfection with a Middle Eastern flavour


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Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm


68-80 Hanbury St, London E1 5JL

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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.

Top Tip

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.

Originally published on
15th January 2015


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