Harden's survey result
“Utterly magic shakshuka served with chunks of roasted sourdough…”, “stand-out salt beef bagels…”, “incredible coffee with a selection of babka sweet breads (in different flavours!)…”, “ZFC – ‘za’atar fried chicken’ – to die for!…” – these “bustling” Israeli delis in Stoke Newington and Soho’s Kingly Court create queues (especially at brunch) with their “quite exceptional and startlingly fresh Middle-Eastern-cum-north-American food. They also make a worthwhile destination at dinner, when the pace is more sedate, the natural wines are flowing and you can actually book a table”. “Casual and relaxed”, they look “gorgeous” too.
“It’s worth braving the queues”, in particular at brunch, for this white-brick-walled Stokey deli. The odd dish can seem “strange”, but the Middle Eastern/American cooking is “exceptional quality”, and service is from “genuine staff who clearly love the place”. STOP PRESS: A Soho offshoot is slated to open November 2017.
9 am - 11 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm, Sun 3.30 pm