Ceru South Kensington

After a successful pop-up, Barry Hilton unveiled his Levantine canteen, very South Ken (think golden walls, upholstered bench seats and mosaic-tiled bar) in 2016. In a booth or perched along the communal table, it’s the place to nibble endlessly on colourful and simple mezzes. A steal for the area.

Some of the participants in the efficient Oriental show: classic hummus, hammara red pepper purée, Persian beef kefta skewers, roast aubergines and chermoula, slow-cooked lamb shoulder in pomegranate molasses… Mop it all up with soft pitas before giving a go to the baklava-style cardamom ice cream. Liquid-wise, let our wine travel from the Lebanese rosé to the Turkish red, by way of the Macedonian white.

Valentine Benoist

Last update: 04/02/2019

WHEN TO GO

Express lunch menu

THE SPOT TO KNOW

Mini-terrace

Starters: £4.50-6
Plates: £5-12
Sides : £1.50-4.50
Desserts: £3-5.50
Lunch platters: £9
Brunch: £6.50-12
Cocktails: £7.50
Wine: glass from £6.75, carafe from £17.50

Monday-Friday 12-11pm
Saturday 11am-11pm
Sunday 11am-10pm

Reservation

7-9 Bute Street
London SW7 3EY

+44 (0)20 3195 3001

South Kensington
Gloucester Road