Israeli-born Chef Roy Ner has a classical culinary background, but he has never forgotten the food of his youth, and his passion shows in Lillah Kitchen’s delightfully simple and innovative menu that showcases Middle Eastern cuisine.
The spacious restaurant is warm and inviting, featuring terracotta and exposed brick, wooden furniture and cosy booths, with a white tile bar as a central eye-catching feature.
The menu presents dishes to share. The deceptively simple baba ganoush is rich, smoky and balanced, and the freshly baked laffa bread is almost worth the visit alone. The chicken shawarama will defy your expectations, but it is the rich and satisfying braised Tajima Wagyu knuckle that will have you running back. The salad is no sidekick here, and this shows in the spiced beetroot salad with shaved fennel, pistachio, smoked honey and lemon. The clever combination of ingredients and contrasting flavours and temperatures allow this dish to stand alone or combine as part of the feast.
PSST! There’s free basement parking to the rear on Little Street, with a passageway that leads you almost straight to the door.