Restaurant

This week’s all vegan lunch menu is inspired by the Souk el Tayeb, a weekly farmer’s market in the heart of Beruit. Created in 2004, Souk el Tayeb was the first market of its kind to open in Lebanon and it has since grown to become a beloved forum through which people can share food, traditions and hospitality in a way that has helped to bring local community together. I love this kind of initiative and this is my way of celebrating it:

A steaming bowl of Rana’s Lebanese chickpea and pomegranate stew infused with seven spices garnished with fresh parsley and pomegranate arils, £8

Gently spiced pea and mint falafel served with a little bowl of lemon and tahini sauce (not available on Wednesday), £8

Souk el Tayeb roasted freekeh and pomegranate salad with pistachios, fresh lemon juice, parsley and mint, £5

Batata harra, a spiced potato salad with cloves, coriander seeds, crushed chillies and warming turmeric sizzled with fresh lime juice (not available on Wednesday), £5

A refreshing and crisp green salad dressed with lemon juice, chopped garlic, olive oil and fresh mint leaves, £5

A creamy roasted garlic hummus with plenty of lemon juice garnished with Aleppo pepper and lemon zest juice served with wholemeal sourdough, £5

Try a classic ‘Cardamom and Dill Tasting Plate’ comprised of a little bit of everything, £10

Sourdough bread or toast and salted butter, £1

A cute lunchbox to go, from £5

This week’s sweet treat is my Middle Eastern orange and almond cake. Made with whole oranges and ground almonds, it has a beautiful moist, light texture and a wonderful fresh flavour, served with Greek yoghurt and fresh raspberries (gluten-free), £5

Drinks menu

Wines
A classic Italian prosecco with a fresh green apple and floral bouquet
£6 per glass or £25 per bottle
A mimosa, equal parts prosecco and freshly squeezed orange juice, £4.50
A glass of prosecco with a splash of Angelika’s homemade fruit cordial, £4.50
The Fire Tree Fiano Terre Siciliane, an elegant and intensely fruity white wine
£5 per 175ml glass or £19 per bottle
Animus Vinho Tinto de Portugal, a warm fruity red wine with a touch of spice
£5 per 175ml glass or £19 per bottle
Castellore Pinot Grigio Lazio Rosato, a soft summery pink wine full of delicious  pear and strawberry flavours with just a hint of minerality, £5 per 175ml glass or £19 per bottle

Teas, coffees and soft drinks
A cafetière of Sumatra Lintong Grade 1 coffee with hints of chocolate, clean earthy, woody notes and spices, £2.50
English breakfast tea, a blend of Assam black tea and Ceylon black tea, £2.50
Earl Grey tea, a blend of
Ceylon black tea, bergamot oil, orange peel and calendula petals, £2.75
Moroccan mint tea, a blend of p
eppermint leaves and Chinese gunpowder green tea, £2.75
Lemon and ginger tea, a blend of g
inger, apple, lemon verbena, hibiscus, rosehip and lemon peel, £2.75
Angelika’s homemade low sugar fruit cordials, £2.20

Freshly squeezed orange juice, £2.20