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Harden's says

Israeli chef-restaurateur Eyal Shani has followed up pitta specialist Miznon, in Soho and Notting Hill, with a very different concept off the Old Street roundabout on the edge of the City, serving sharing plates from a menu divided by ingredients rather than courses. Opened in May 2023, Lilienblum is named after a street in Tel Aviv.

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Summary

Israeli chef-restaurateur Eyal Shani has followed up pitta specialist Miznon, in Soho and Notting Hill, with this very different, more formal concept off the Old Street roundabout on the edge of the City. Opened (after our survey concluded) in late May 2023, it serves sharing plates from a menu divided by ingredients rather than courses. A very early June 2023 verdict from The Standard’s Jimi Famurewa was mixed: “Shani’s undeniable genius” is still present, “dishes were still cooked with unexpected flair, potency and restraint” but the “vast, echoing barn of a new-build space” does Lilienblum no favours, nor does the “menu construction” (split by ingredients with “wearying zaniness of… descriptions”).

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£10.80 £30.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £8.00
Service 12.50%
80 City Road, London, EC1Y 2BJ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑11:45 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11:45 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday4 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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