Tish — a contemporary kosher restaurant and bar offering an all-day menu of European cuisine, featuring Jewish heritage family favourites — will open in Belsize Park, north London on Sunday 29 July.
It fulfils owner David S Levin’s childhood dream; an operator who grew up cooking for family and friends, who has been “honing his restaurant vision for years.” A statement released says that Levin is a “a perfectionist who has obsessed over every detail from the menu dishes, to the acoustics, to the luxurious seating, Tish is his true love.”
The dairy free menu will offer “modern classics and seasonal new dishes alongside Jewish heritage favourites.” In charge of delivering that promise is chef John Ellison, previously head chef at Bob Bob Ricard and at The Club at the Ivy. While the general manager is the experienced and charismatic Yuri Horpinchenko, formerly of Scott’s, J Sheekey, Isabel, and — most recently — Casa Cruz.
Breakfast will include: Challah French toast with pear compote and maple syrup or fresh fruits; pomegranate and citrus fruit salad with mint and acacia honey; crepes served with fruit compote, fresh fruit and pouring chocolate sauce; eggs cooked to order; plus pastries from the bakery.
Lunch and dinner meanwhile, will offer: Hungarian bean soup; chicken soup with kneidlach; dry-aged rib eye steak with truffle chips and field mushrooms; crispy duck leg with red cabbage and cranberry jus; seared salmon fillet with green kale salsa, pickled fennel, crispy pearl barley and pomegranate; and chicken schnitzel with roasted fingerling potatoes, peppers and caper berries.
The menu also features a number of lighter salads and quick-service sandwiches. Desserts include bramley apple strudel with apple sorbet; and chocolate and passion fruit fondant with a bitter chocolate sorbet.
Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest and celebration will be observed at Tish, with a special prix-fixe Friday night dinners and Saturday lunches, open to all. (Booking and payment in advance is required for these two meals.) Shabbat at Tish, the restaurant says, “is an opportunity to revel in a delicious feast with family and friends whilst disconnecting from phones and unplugging from technology. It will be a haven from our modern, hectic lives.”
Tish, which has capacity for 160 guests across a dining room, bar and outside terrace, will open from 7am; a late license — “unique for the area” — means guests will be able to eat and drink until 12.30am.
196 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 2AG.