John Javier, who made a name for himself with his take on Chinese food at MASTER in Sydney and Happy Paradise in Hong Kong, opened Middle Eastern restaurant The Tent (at the end of the universe) at members’ club 17 Little Portland Street earlier this year. Now the public will be able to try his food as he’s opening the restaurant to non-members this month.
The dining room takes inspo from a tent – hence the name – with dim light, canvas ceiling awnings, star-lit installations, and space for 34 covers. Music is a big thing here too, with a seated DJ spinning on a Martion Audiosysteme during each dinner service and live music, ranging from Brazilian jazz to experimental, on Wednesdays.
In terms of the food, you can expect dishes like suckling lamb shish; dairy cow rib with ras el hanout; carabineros prawns with baharat spices; grilled onions with sumac & pomegranate molasses; hummus with chilli oil & burnt lime; tzatziki with wakame oil; beetroot & labneh borani; and taramasalata with onion ash. That’s accompanied by an eclectic drinks list that includes everything from European wines and Japanese whiskies to coconut bourbon cocktails and herbal infusions. See you in the tent.
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Opens Weds 17th August 2022
17 Little Portland St, London W1W 8BP