1701

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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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1701

Bevis Marks Synagogue, Bevis Marks ,London EC3A 5DQ

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May 2014

1701 was the year the adjacent synagogue was built. The restaurant does a very modern take on Jewish staples from around the world and is a revelation. The décor is plain, the atmosphere respectful (the clientèle is becoming broader as the secret gets out) and the food is superb. The restaurant wasn't too busy and service was impeccable, both knowledgeable and friendly. For starters we had a take on pastrami ( a New York delicacy) with tiny cauliflower florets and hazelnuts and my guest had pastilla,...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 10

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1701

Bevis Marks Synagogue, Bevis Marks ,London EC3A 5DQ

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Jun 2013

I went to Restaurant 1701 for lunch this week and I cannot begin to describe what a wonderful experience it was. The service is impeccable as soon as you walk in until the moment you leave. The food was delicious and each course was beautifully presented. The waiters were also very helpful in explaining the each dish when it was served. I had the braised lamb neck in phyllo pastry to start followed by the duck breast for the main course. For dessert I had the semolina cake. Each dish was divine...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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    Passport and Toothbrush: :: Passport and Toothbrush: Israeli Food at Restaurant 1701

    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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