Due to the success of their restaurant in South Kensington, Ceru Restaurant has opened up a new site in Soho. Luckily for me I happened to be shopping in the area recently. Having heard how wonderful their food was online I decided to pay them a visit.
The restaurant is perfect for a get together with friends, a date, even a business meeting. You are guaranteed to impress.
Ceru serves an interesting fusion of Eastern Mediterranean foods from Turkish, Israeli, Syrian and Lebanese cuisine (Levantine food). Each dish is beautifully presented and incorporates a mix of flavours and fresh, quality ingredients. The menu boasts a good range of dishes to tickle the taste buds. Whether you prefer, meat, fish or vegetables you are well catered for. Dishes that contain allergens are clearly marked on the menu as are those containing sulphites.
There is a great drinks selection available including some fabulous cocktails and fresh pressed juices.
Choosing what to order is hard as everything sounds tempting. We were advised to order 3 to 4 dishes per person. The idea is that these are sharing plates to enjoy with others.
Dips to Start
Three In One
Whole grilled garlic prawns with a dried lime & coriander labneh.
Spice Battered Squid
With a harissa yoghurt.
This fantastically crispy batter was a winner with me. The tender yet firm squid within was fresh and cooked just right. The harissa yoghurt made a great addition to the dish and the portion size was good.
Slow roasted for 5 hours in a secret blend of 12 Shawarma spices, with a pomegranate, fresh mint and pistachio sauce.
A popular dish here and it wasn’t surprising to see why. The meat literally fell apart and was exquisitely flavoursome.
Zucchini & Feta Fritters
With a mint and dill yoghurt.
The zucchini and feta combined are incredible. The creamy, saltiness of the feta with the soft smoothness and delicate flavour of the zucchini make for an extremely moreish mix. Just when you think it can’t be an better you scoop some of the herb yoghurt onto your bite sized morsel. It’s so good you have to try it for yourselves!
Dark Chocolate Mousse
Have you ever tried Levantine cuisine before?
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