In a nutshell: Tel Aviv all day restaurant in Notting Hill
Summing it all up: If you're after a casual meal of Mediterranean small plates, with a menu inspired by Tel Aviv, then HAYA in Notting Hill will be the place to head.
Muscovite Victoria Paltina went to college in London and came back here to kickstart her restaurant career, working first at Bocconcino and then Sumosan Twiga before heading to Le Cordon Bleu. Now she's opening her first restaurant, HAYA in Notting Hill.
The neighbourhood, open all-day spot will have a menu inspired by Tel Aviv. Her head chef, Oren King, has worked at ROKA and - most recently - Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. He's from Tel Aviv himself and he'll be cooking up dishes like:
- Burrata with loquat compote
- Spiced lamb cutlets with honey yoghurt
- Zaatar duck breast and freekeh risotto
- Seared tuna, dukkah and homemade labneh
No new London opening would be complete without a brunch offering and the weekend menu here will include shakshuka, and fried polenta cakes topped with shaved parmesan and fried quail eggs.
During the day, drinks will include cold-pressed juices and coffee but in the evening they'll be pouring Israeli wines and classic cocktails.
The two-floored restaurant will have a ground floor dining room with an open kitchen, while downstairs will be a large white marble sharing table.
More about HAYA
Where is it? 184A Kensington Park Road, London W11 2ES
When does it open? September 2019
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