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Berenjak

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Berenjak

SHORTLISTED BY BISTRONAUT #6

WHO
Kian Samyani (previously a chef at the City’s popular Indian restaurant Brigadiers) is now on a mission to offer Persian-style home cooking in Soho, a hotbed for culinary trends.

FOOD
Taftoon, a soft sourdough flatbread baked in a clay tandoor right in front of you (priceless) - £1.75
Firm unpitted Lucques olives smothered in fresh herbs and pomegranate seeds - £3.50
Coal-roasted aubergine (prepared before your very eyes as well!) mashed into a mezze with garlic, tomato and Cacklebean eggs from the Cotswolds - £6.50
Meygoo Jonoobi grilled skewers with marinated king prawns and green peppers - £15
King oyster mushrooms with handmade British sheep’s cheese - £10
Forbidden Baklava ice cream sandwich - £6

DRINKS
Enjoy a classic sharbat, either as a non-alcoholic fruit cordial with fresh herbs or spiked with the spirit of your choice.
Heady black lime and mint + gin and apricot - £7.5
Thick preserved lemon with fresh parsley + vodka and bergamot - £7.5

DECOR
Though the website describes it as a “hole in the wall,” we wouldn’t call it that. The open-plan kitchen and exposed brick walls make for an effortlessly relaxed atmosphere.

NOISE
Mostly the angel-like voices of the wait staff explaining various Persian terms on the menu or curious chefs asking questions from behind the counter.

SEATING
Counter options for those who like knowing every detail, private diner-style tables with comfy leather benches, or the pretty Hayat room which can also be rented out for group feasts.

VIBE
Not sure there’s a friendlier restaurant in Soho’s hot triangle.

SERVICE
Typically included.

WOULD RECOMMEND
For lovers of open fire, relaxed lunches and those who want to invite their 34 best friends to the private garden room.

WHO
Kian Samyani (previously a chef at the City’s popular Indian restaurant Brigadiers) is now on a mission to offer Persian-style home cooking in Soho, a hotbed for culinary trends.

FOOD
Taftoon, a soft sourdough flatbread baked in a clay tandoor right in front of you (priceless) - £1.75
Firm unpitted Lucques olives smothered in fresh herbs and pomegranate seeds - £3.50
Coal-roasted aubergine (prepared before your very eyes as well!) mashed into a mezze with garlic, tomato and Cacklebean eggs from the Cotswolds - £6.50
Meygoo Jonoobi grilled skewers with marinated king prawns and green peppers - £15
King oyster mushrooms with handmade British sheep’s cheese - £10
Forbidden Baklava ice cream sandwich - £6

DRINKS
Enjoy a classic sharbat, either as a non-alcoholic fruit cordial with fresh herbs or spiked with the spirit of your choice.
Heady black lime and mint + gin and apricot - £7.5
Thick preserved lemon with fresh parsley + vodka and bergamot - £7.5

DECOR
Though the website describes it as a “hole in the wall,” we wouldn’t call it that. The open-plan kitchen and exposed brick walls make for an effortlessly relaxed atmosphere.

NOISE
Mostly the angel-like voices of the wait staff explaining various Persian terms on the menu or curious chefs asking questions from behind the counter.

SEATING
Counter options for those who like knowing every detail, private diner-style tables with comfy leather benches, or the pretty Hayat room which can also be rented out for group feasts.

VIBE
Not sure there’s a friendlier restaurant in Soho’s hot triangle.

SERVICE
Typically included.

WOULD RECOMMEND
For lovers of open fire, relaxed lunches and those who want to invite their 34 best friends to the private garden room.

CHEF

Kian Samyani

OPENING DAYS

From Monday to Saturday, because Sundays are for rest

RESERVATION

Digital queue possible. The bar is reserved for walk-ins only.

WEBSITE

https://berenjaklondon.com/

Cook-it-cool

JUJEH KABAB

Full recipe here

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