At the beginning of next week, in Mayfair’s Shepherd Market, a restaurant focused principally on gyoza called Titu, will open. The 15-seater spot is being run by New Zealand chef Jeff Tyler, and will be an all-day operation, focused on “high-quality ingredients and quick service.”
The short menu will offer a selection of mains and desserts, with handmade gyozas, as well as Asian-inspired salads and snacks, and, the announcement says, “curated” breakfast options.
Titu’s gyozas will range from: Wagyu beef and black pepper, to spicy prawn and asparagus; and shitake mushroom; the selection will change seasonally. Snacks will include crispy chicken wings; fried prawns; and baby squid; plus fresh salads, including one with soft shell crab. Desserts will include a tonka bean beignet.
Defying all forms of categorisation, the restaurant will open early in the morning, Monday to Friday, with a breakfast menu that includes gluten-free green tea pancakes and ouef à la coque with asparagus soldiers and watercress.
All of those dishes will also be available for take-away.
The 32-year-old Tyler has previously worked at Roka, The Mandarin Oriental in Marrakech and Barcelona, and more recently as the opening head chef at Novikov London, Moscow, Dubai and Sardinia. The 18th century Shepherd Market, in restaurant terms, is most well-known for being home to Kitty Fisher’s.
Titu will be open Monday to Friday 7.30 - 11.00 for breakfast, and Monday to Saturday 12.00 - 14.30 and 17.00 - 22.30 for lunch and dinner.
1A Shepherd St, Mayfair, London W1J 7HJ