I've eaten at quite a variety of ethnic restaurants here in London. One of my favourite cuisines so far is definitely Middle-Eastern. So when I was invited to review Ceru Restaurant, a pop-up in the City, I was really looking forward to going.
At Ceru Restaurant it is all about fresh food that is meant to be shared. Which is exactly what we did. We started some three luscious dips and pitta bread. There was hummus, naturally, and a beetroot and aubergine dip as well.
After we polished that off, we continued with a portion of grilled aubergines, topped with tomatoes and chili and herby yogurt.
We also shared a plate of courgette and feta cheese fritters with a lovely yogurt dip that was laced with mint and dill.
The following two dishes were actually mains, but they were perfect to share as well. We had a warm duck salad, that was mixed with cumin roasted sweet potatoes and green beans.
The other dish was a sea-bass topped with lots of garlic and chili flakes and a lemon dressing. We added a side of tumeric and coriander roast potatoes to that, but that was perhaps a bit too optimistic, given that we were not able to finish all the food.
I really loved all the combinations of flavours in all the dishes we had, and I thought it was just a little bit different than your regular Lebanese meal here in London.
Like I said, Ceru Restaurant is a pop-up, but you can still catch them at its current location on Cannon Street till the end of this year. And word has it that they are looking for a permanent location in the new year. I'm glad that Ceru has decided to stick around as the food is absolutely wonderful. You can check their website for any updates.