A new contemporary kosher restaurant and bar, Tish, will open on the site of a former Giraffe outlet on Sunday 29 July at London’s Belsize Park.
The eatery, owned by David S Levin, will offer an an all-day menu of European cuisine, featuring Jewish heritage family favourites, with capacity for 160 including its alfresco terrace. It also has a late license.
John Ellison has been appointed as the head chef of the new restaurant, with previous head chef roles at Bob Bob Ricard and at The Club at the Ivy, both in London. The general manager is Yuri Horpinchenko, formerly of Scott’s, J Sheekey, Isabel Mayfair and most recently general manager at Casa Cruz.
The dining room has a 15-foot high ceiling, mint green wood panelled walls, and a cream and green checkerboard terrazzo flooring. It opens up onto the restaurant’s large outdoor terrace. It will also have an open kitchen which will showcase the team of chefs at work under a copper canopy.
The dairy-free menu will offer modern classics and seasonal new dishes alongside Jewish heritage favourites. Breakfast will include: challah French toast with pear compote and maple syrup or fresh fruits; pomegranate and citrus fruit salad with mint and acacia honey; crepes served with fruit compote, fresh fruit and pouring chocolate sauce; eggs cooked to order and delicacies from the bakery.
Lunch and dinner will include: Tish Hungarian bean soup; chicken soup with kneidlach; dry-aged rib eye steak with truffle chips and field mushrooms; crispy duck leg with red cabbage and cranberry jus; seared salmon fillet with green kale salsa, pickled fennel, crispy pearl barley and pomegranate and Tish chicken schnitzel with roasted fingerling potatoes, peppers and caper berries.
Desserts include Bramley apple strudel with apple sorbet and chocolate and passion fruit fondant with a bitter chocolate sorbet. Tish’s extensive drinks list offers many wines not previously available in the UK, as well as a cocktail menu.
Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest and celebration will be observed at Tish, with special prix-fixe Friday night dinners and Saturday lunches.