I am a huge fan of Yotam Ottolenghi. He says that we should ‘celebrate vegetables’ and not insist on veggie meals tasting like meat substitutes. This is my true belief, being a vegetarian all my life I am not a fan of meat substitute dishes. Yotam’s books are full of amazing dishes for veg and non veg eaters- you can buy a signed copy here!
The restaurant is gorgeous, simplistic and open- a great reflection on the fresh food and modern take on the Middle Eastern/Western food served at Yotam’s restaurant. You can order from the deli, or from the kitchen- and if you are like me.. You will do both!
The Maitre D’ was delightful and the staff are friendly and fun! Our cocktails were delicious and beautifully presented.
We had the mixed green beans with edamame, soy roasted peanuts and lemongrass salad, as well as the grilled pear, mixed bitter leaves, spicy pecans and Roquefort with pomegranate and balsamic dressing. Both were absolutely delightful, the lemongrass was so refreshing and the grilled pear was beautiful. The Broccolini with dukkah, roasted red onion, tarragon and chilli was gorgeous and so fresh. They are all refreshing and light dishes and its such a delight to be able to order lots of veggie friendly dishes.
For mains we had leek and potato croquettes with goats cheese and pickled walnuts with apple salsa. I totally hate goats cheese but this didn’t taste of it at all and was so good we asked for a 2nd plate. However, the kitchen closed and we were too late- so we will just need to go back again!
The dessert section at the deli is a feast on the eyes, there was so much beautiful variety. Cakes, flourless cakes, macaroons, pastry, meringues, brownies- the list goes on!! We ordered a coconut macaroon, a rose and pistachio quinoa cake and a chocolate brownie. They were all truly sublime and I will be back to try some more!
I believe that there are too many restaurants in London to keep visiting the same ones- but for Ottolenghi I will gladly make an exception!