Yeni Lokanta is a big hit in Istanbul and now the founders Cem Bilge and chef Civan Er are bringing it London, opening Yeni in Soho this month on the site of Vinoteca. The menu is inspired by the different Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Silk Road food cultures in Istanbul, with dishes like aubergine manti with goats yoghurt; Antep sausages with borlotti bean puree; line-caught bass with raki and feta; oven-roasted ribs with cracked wheat, sour cherries and sumac molasses; and kadajifi-covered custard fritters with smoked buffalo milk ice cream. With tiles and glass chandeliers created by craftsmen from Istanbul plus a solid onyx wall behind the bar, Yeni is set to look pretty mega too.
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Opens Mon 4th February 2019
55 Beak St, London, W1F 9SH