20 August, 2013
Honey & Co.Comments : 4 Posted in : Food, London, Restaurants on by : Reema Tags: falafel, food, Honey and Co, London, Middle Eastern food, restaurants, shawarma
I was stung by a ruthless bee outside a Middle Eastern restaurant in Fitzrovia called Honey and Co this past Saturday. Strange but true…and rather painful. Ouch.
However, this post is not about the mean bee. It is about the gorgeous food at Honey and Co. Food so incredible that even a nasty bee sting is almost forgotten.
Honey and Co is all about fresh, simple and delicious food from the Middle East. The husband-wife team of Sarit Packer (former head chef at popular Ottolenghi/also former head chef at Nopi) and Itamar Srulovich (Israeli chef trained at several eateries in Tel Aviv) took inspiration from their childhood to create the gorgeous, wholesome dishes served at Honey and Co.
Our meal started with a delightful mezze course – a selection of delicious starters such as hummus, labneh, olives, pickled Moroccan carrots, and the most delicious Yemeni style falafels served with warm pitta bread.
The menu was limited but it still took me a while to decide on my main course. Everything sounded delicious but I chose the Poached Mediterranean Prawns with Herb Tabule and Creamy Feta. And I chose well.
I managed to sneak in some pics of other people’s food as well as the lovely desserts before they were all devoured. Entrees featured here are the Cauliflower Shawarma (Spice Roasted Cauliflower, tahini, caramelised onion and crispy pitta) as well as the Lamb Shawarma (Charred pitta, yogurt, mint and fresh salad). Definitely not your typical greasy shawarma!
Desserts (also pictured below) were original and outstanding. My favourite was the warm Pistachio cake topped with roasted plum.
I can’t resist a pot of fresh mint tea and it was needed after the fantastic meal. The cardamom coffee looked super tempting too – next time!
Honey & Co is tiny – the restaurant seats 20 people max and is popular so definitely a good idea to book in advance.
25a Warren Street, London W1T 5LZ
020 7388 6175