SquareMeal Review of
Honey & Smoke
This canteen-like Middle-Eastern grill is a larger follow-up to Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich’s Honey & Co, which is just around the corner. The Israeli couple have collected many fans for their cooking, which is clearly the priority: the room is sparse, functional and stills feels quite like the tiles showroom it once was. A fun crowd of enthusiasts lends it a friendly atmosphere, however. Too-small tables will have you jostling plates which arrive when ready, bringing the likes of burnt celeriac with chilli butter, or octopus grilled with red chillies. Our highlight was a sticky, cool and sweet combination of honey-drizzled charred pears with almond-speckled tahini. A generous portion of baba ganoush with seeded lavoush was fine but tame, as was lamb kofta with a meagre salad. Disorganised, understaffed service needs to be addressed, but Honey & Co's famed baking for dessert sweetens the deal. There’s a small list of interesting European wines, while the set menu offers good value for (very hungry) diners.
Images by Patricia Niven
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