Throughout December and January Harden’s readers can treat themselves to a free mezze plate at Fitzrovia’s new Levantine restaurant, Ceru. Just a stone’s throw from Oxford Street on Rathbone Place, it is a perfectly located spot for a pick me up, a bite of lunch or dinner with friends during those stressful Christmas and New Year shopping trips.
Ceru made a name for itself this summer as a pop-up serving delicious meats, sustainable seafood and salads and dips at the Henley Royal Regatta, Pride Brighton and food festivals across the south east. Now the restaurant’s founders have taken up a five month residency in Fitzrovia while they look for a larger, permanent site. However Ceru will continue to attend food festivals in 2015.
Founded by experienced restaurateur Barry Hilton (previously of the ever-popular Yalla Yalla and Black & Blue) the all-day dining concept has a 20-seater mezze bar and does not take bookings. The menu, designed by Tom Kime (a graduate of The River Café, Le Pont de la Tour and Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant) includes: zucchini fritters with feta cheese, slow roast lamb shoulder with shawarma spices and crisp apple, pomegranate and mint salad and dips like houmous, pancar and spicy red pepper. For dessert there is yoghurt, walnut and pistachio cake, semolina and cardamom fritters and ice cream baklava.
To drink, Ceru offers fresh juice cleansers, homemade lemonades, a selection of 12 wines by the glass and carafe, and a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails.
To enjoy a free mezze item per person, Monday to Thursday, simply mention ‘Harden’s’ when you arrive at the restaurant. Savvy diners can simultaneously take advantage of Ceru’s happy hour which runs 5-7pm, Monday to Saturday, when cocktails are just £5.
Terms & Conditions
Subject to availability: Monday-Thursday only, lunch or dinner.
Mention ‘Harden’s’ when you arrive at the restaurant.
Available until 31 January.
Ceru is strictly walk-ins only.