Asian restaurant group JKS Restaurants has announced it is to move into Persian cuisine with its new Berenjak restaurant, based on Romilly Street in Soho.
Iranian chef Kian Samyani will lead the new restaurant with the assistance of JKS’ Sethi siblings Karam, Sunaina, and Jyotin.
Samyani has previously worked under JKS restaurants at Gymkhana and has most recently been cooking at Brigadiers in the City.
The menu at the new restaurant will be aimed towards traditional Persian dishes such as kebabs, khoresht and sharing plates.
An announcement from JKS Restaurants, said: “The restaurant will take inspiration from the hole-in-the-wall kebab houses and street vendors that line the streets of Tehran.”
Speaking about new chef Samyani, JKS Restaurants, said: “He’s bringing something very exciting and special to the London food scene. He’s young and very cool.”