Aussie chef Roy Ner is opening Jeru, his first UK restaurant, in Mayfair this December and with a bakery, dining room, wine room and cocktail bar it’s going to be a real one-stop shop for all things Middle Eastern. The open kitchen in the main restaurant will be serving up dishes like charcoal octopus with cuttlefish ragu and black spinach; langoustine murtabak with labneh and smoked eel salsa; Levantine lobster & prawn dumplings with burnt harissa butter; charcoal roast aubergine with macadamia milk and smoked lamb; and hasselback Jerusalem artichokes with goat’s whey & anchovies. Ner is also working with charcuterie experts to produce specialties like lamb bacon, Angus rump basturma and lamb & fennel salami, so there’ll be lots for cured meat lovers to get stuck into.

There’ll also be lots for the wine lovers out there as Jeru’s wine room, with its 1000 bottle wine wall, will have an extensive menu with vino from the Eastern Med through to the New World. And come late January, the bakery, which’ll serve pastries, coffees and small plates like Yemenite butter bread with whipped curd & heritage tomato pulp and short rib burnt ends & feta borek, and downstairs cocktail bar and lounge Layla will be in full swing too.

Opens Thurs 2nd December 2021
11 Berkeley Street, London, W1J 8DS