He's well known in Australia where having earned his stripes at top Sydney restaurant ARIA he went on to launch many of his own restaurants. Now chef Roy Ner is hoping to win over a London audience with his food.
The Israeli-born chef is opening Middle Eastern spot Jeru on Mayfair's Berkeley Street this winter. Jeru will open its restaurant first, but over the coming months an all day bakery and basement bar will also be unveiled.
The menu does sound rather enticing with dishes like Yemenite butter bread with whipped curd and heritage tomato pulp along with Short rib burnt ends and Persian feta Börek. Other mains include:
- Langoustine Murtabak with labneh, chilli and smoked eel salsa
- Charcoal roast aubergine with macadamia milk and dry aged smoked lamb
- Levantine lobster & prawn dumplings
You can also look forward to trying some interesting charcuterie options - Ner has teamed up with Northumbrian producers Hammond Charcuterie and will be making his own Angus rump basturma, lamb and fennel salami along with lamb bacon.
On the design front, we like the idea of the restaurant's banquette seating with built-in wine coolers and the herb chandelier which will hang over the stairs. The restaurant's wine room/private dining space also has a 1000 bottle wine wall which sounds like it'll be quite the draw.
In the New Year, when the bakery opens, that'll feature an all-day menu with pastries, coffees, small plates and natural wines. And Layla will be the lower level cocktail bar with a sunken lounge, with DJs and live music providing the vibes.
More about Jeru
Where is it? 11 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DS
When? 2 December 2021 (bakery and bar in January 2022)
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