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The beautiful synagogue, in whose lee 1701 shelters, was built for London’s Spanish and Portuguese Jews, but the eclectic menu here attests to the tantalising diversity of ‘one of the world’s most nomadic cuisines’. The “superb” and “very modern” kosher food draws widely – on Sephardi, Mizrahi and Ashkenazi, Arabian and Persian roots, in addition to modern Israeli fusion cooking. The resulting dishes embrace the likes of braised lamb-neck pastilla from Morocco, a reworked gefilte fish with wild sea bass mousseline (which has its origins in Germany), and palau Kabuli: a rice dish from the Afghan tradition, with pan-fried duck breast and confit leg. Round off a meal with central European fruit soup or thoroughly Viennese sachertorte. The interesting wine list sources mevushal (kosher) bottles from Israel and elsewhere. Service is “impeccable”; the dining room smart and stylish.


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  1. When the opportunity presented itself to dine at not only the UK’s sole fine dining Jewish restaurant, but one set in the heart of Britain’s oldest synagogue, I happily accepted.

    Restaurant 1701 is modern and bright, at odds with its ancient foundations, and of a cut glass fine ambience. A 7 course tasting menu with accompanying wine flight is offered journeying the Jewish world, and it was with Ukrainian Jewish that my excursion began.

    To start; borscht. Now, we all know borscht, but not like this; piping hot, with a spherified ball of tart balsamic, cutting through iron rich beetroot and followed...
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  1. I'm eating around the world without leaving London and this week I was looking for Israeli food and ended up at Restaurant 1701. Okay technically it's Jewish food and not so much Israeli, but I figured for this blog this place would be awesome as it is located on the premises of a synagogue. And Restaurant 1701 is featured in the Michelin Guide, which made it the poshest restaurant I ate at for these blog series.

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