First we’re told that we’re going to have an Indian summer, next thing it’s lashing it down with rain and we’re told that it’s going to be the coldest winter for fifty years… ah British weather, that fickle old thing. Well the one place that is determined to keep the holiday mood going is Ceru, the Eastern Mediterranean restaurant. They’re opening their third restaurant on Canon Street next week and they’re big fans of summer.
Vibrant Levantine food, craft beers, artisan coffee and of course cocktails are going to be the order of the day. Executive Chef, Tom Kime (River Café, Le Pont de La Tour, Rick Stein and Ceru Sydney) will be cooking up Ceru classics including six hour slow roasted lamb shoulder, crisp apple, pomegranate and mint salad and a whole smorgasbord of fresh dips. If you’re swinging by on your way to work then you can pick up a cold breakfast pot, toasted wrap and healthy pancakes with dates and natural yoghurts.
On the drinks side there’ll be twelve Levantine wines available by the glass or carafe as well as craft beers from Partisan Brewery, cocktails and their renowned fresh lemonade. Alongside the restaurant they’ll be hosting tasting events with artisan distillers such as Half Hitch Gin and on Tuesdays you’ll find their Supper Club which will pair the Levantine menu with wines from the Kayra winery of Anatolia, Turkey.
Ceru is open 7am -10pm, it is walk-ins only so don’t go trying to book a table, but you can also takeaway and they do delivery too. So you can order a little slice of summer in the winter months.
Ceru: Opens 30th September, 135 Cannon St, London EC4N 5BP, www.cerurestaurants.com