CERU, the home of Eastern Mediterranean fusion cuisine in London, has opened its new restaurant in Queensway.

Following the success of the original restaurant in South Kensington, CERU Queensway continues to champion Levantine dishes, showcasing the culture and heritage of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Open from noon until late, the restaurant seats 68 covers, including 5 counter seats, 12 sofa seats and 8 bar seats for a working lunch at the counter, settling in for a relaxed dinner on the comfy sofa seats or enjoying a leisurely weekend brunch.

To start, there’s a selection of dips: Houmous, Fadi (Roasted zucchini, garlic, yoghurt and tahini) and Hamara (tangy red pepper dip with walnuts & pomegranate molasses) all served with freshly baked pita bread for scooping.

Catering to all diets, there are a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes as well as salads including Blood Orange, Celeriac & Radicchio and Warm Salad of Artichoke, Green Peas & Baby Onions, ideal for those looking for a lighter meal.

Dishes designed to be shared, include Sticky Roasted Baby Aubergines with date syrup & tamari dressing, Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder with pomegranate sauce and Zucchini & Feta Fritters.

Classic plates of Shish Taouk laden with marinated, grilled cubes of chicken breast and Karides (sauteed King prawns with tomato and fenugreek) are also on the menu.

For those with a sweet tooth, there’s a Dark Chocolate & Tahini Mousse with crystallised ginger, Ipsola, ginger and coconut crème profiteroles with date molasses and the Jerome’s Bird Nest, a dessert of fine
shredded filo pastry with citrus whipped double cream, lemongrass infused syrup and pistachios.

The carefully curated wine list features wines from across the Eastern Med.

On weekends, CERU will host a brunch featuring dishes of Turkish Eggs, Spicy Lamb Hash with a fried egg and Greek pita bread and their signature CERU Kahvalti with Merguez sausages, grilled halloumi and baked eggs in a spicy tomato sauce.

For those looking for a little something extra, there’s a ‘Spiked’ Turkish Apple Tea laced with Morgan’s spiced rum and Champagne by the glass.

Saturday – 11am – 11pm
Sunday – 11am – 10pm
Website: www.CERUrestaurants.com
Instagram: @CERUlondon