survey result

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£43
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Ever-reliable, ultra-tasty sharing plates” and “brisk but jolly service” are the order of the day at “this buzzy South Ken local” (and its Queensway offshoot) from Barry & Patricia Hamilton. The “interesting” mix of Greek and Middle Eastern cuisines is backed up by a “very different wine list – Lebanese, Macedonian, Greek, Armenian”.

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£41
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3
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2
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2
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Delicious food from the Levant, served with charm” has earned an enthusiastic following for Barry and Patricia Hilton’s “interesting Middle Eastern” bistros: particularly the original, tucked away in South Kensington’s ‘Little France’ in a quirky modernised unit with a Scandi-meets-North-Africa vibe. A thumbs-up too for its newer, year-old Queensway branch.

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£38
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4
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4
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Innovative and delicious Lebanese/Middle-Eastern cooking” has firmly established Barry and Patricia Hilton’s nattily decorated modern bistro in the ‘Petit France’ enclave close to South Kensington’s museums. “It’s great to see them back in action – they’ve tweaked the menu and the food is even more delicious”. “Fabulous service, too”. The venture started out with a series of pop-ups, and a second bistro that started off in Soho transferred to Queensway in summer 2021.

Summary

£35
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Brilliant”, “fresh” and “unusual” Levantine flavours; “cheerful and helpful staff”; and “sunnily charming decoration” ensure these “above-average”, modern Middle Eastern bistros are “invariably lively and bustling”. The SW7 branch is a well-known fixture of the ‘Petit France’ enclave of South Kensington, while its two-year-old spin-off has made a good start establishing itself at the top end of Soho – “you can understand the popularity when food of such a high standard is produced at such very reasonable prices”.

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Ceru Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Ceru Restaurant in SW7, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Ceru restaurant.
Haris M
Interesting and tasty food, sort of evolved...
Reviewed 1 months, 18 days ago

"Interesting and tasty food, sort of evolved Eastern Mediterranean. Short and eclectic wine list, reasonably priced. Efficient service. Noisy, difficult to converse. "

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Peter C
Not having visited since before the pandemi...
Reviewed 5 months, 29 days ago

"Not having visited since before the pandemic I was interested to see if standards were still high at this middle eastern restaurant. I should not have worried. The food was just as delicious, in particular the lamb shoulder and the wine list is still as eclectic as before."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£5.50 £10.00 £5.00 £5.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £17.50
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
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Opening hours

Mon-Fri noon-11 pm, Sat 11 am-11 pm, Sun 11 am-10 pm
Last orders: 11 pm, Sun 10 pm

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