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This all-day brasserie in Hampstead serves dishes inspired by the café culture of Tel Aviv. Featuring an open kitchen and a dining room decked out with greenery, Café Hampstead’s menu kicks off in the morning with pastries and granola, or more substantial breakfasts including scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. Come dinnertime, the menu is designed to share, with starting dishes including fried calamari with harissa and aioli dip, and lamb ragu served with tahini. Larger plates see the likes of prawn kebab with Moroccan spices, and pan-fried seabass with potatoes and olives, while the wine list traverses Europe and Israel. If you’re not feeling peckish, head to the first floor where you’ll find a cocktail bar with a concise drinks list, adding twists to traditional sips using spices from the Middle East, including cardamom and rosewater.
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