New restaurant to open in North London with former Bob Bob Ricard chef in the kitchen

A new contemporary kosher restaurant is to open in Belsize Park, north London. Tish, launching on July 29, will offer a menu entwining an all-day modern European menu with Jewish heritage family food.

The 160-cover restaurant – which has a rare late licence – is the work of David S Levin. An announcement says opening a venture has been Levin’s “dream since childhood”, and that “he grew up cooking for family and friends”.

Breakfast will include Challah French toast with pear compote and maple syrup or fresh fruits; pomegranate and citrus fruit salad with mint and Acacia honey; crepes served with fruit compote, fresh fruit and pouring chocolate sauce; and eggs cooked to order.

Lunch and dinner moves the menu on. There’ll be Hungarian bean soup; chicken soup with kneidlach; dry-aged rib eye steak with truffle chips and field mushrooms; and crispy duck leg with red cabbage and cranberry jus, among other dishes.

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Wines are also high on the agenda – though curiously, there’s no mention of Israeli vintages, which are growing in popularity in the industry.

We don’t yet know how the establishment will fare. But we do know a little about the chef…

John Ellison previously led The Club at the Ivy and after that the kitchen at Bob Bob Ricard – say Harden’s reporters: “When you step through the doors, it’s reassuring to know you’ll be well-fed and treated like a king”. While Levin has brought in Yuri Horpinchenko, formerly of Scott’s, J Sheekey, Isabel Mayfair and most recently Casa Cruz, as general manager. There is money being spent.

Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest and celebration will be observed at Tish, with special prix-fixe ‘Friday Night Dinners’ and Saturday lunches.

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