Jeru

International, Mediterranean·
££££
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Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Jeru

Bronze Award

Jeru’s Mayfair post code prepared us mentally for a dining experience reflective of the location: exclusive, expensive and potentially a little stuffy. We scored one out of three for the cost which is eye-watering wherever you look on the menu - nibbles average around £15 and mains start at £32. As for the other two, we were happy to be proven wrong.  

Diners must enter through the café-cum-bar in order to access the main restaurant, which is rich with the aroma of freshly ground coffee and adds to the immediate feeling of warmth upon entering. The dining area offers a similar sense of conviviality and busyness. An open kitchen runs the length of the room where you can watch the chefs artfully managing multiple steaming pans, including head chef Roy Ner at the fore of it all. It feels fun and welcoming – diners are invited to be part of the action, not hidden from it. 

A menu of sharing plates continues the theme. We sampled the chef's selection which included a moreish wood-fired flatbread lightly speckled with crispy lamb and served with truffle honey for dipping, while wafer-thin, melting slices of basturma (cured beef) were delicate and sliced in front of us at the counter kitchen. Other highlights included hassleback Jerusalem artichokes, crisp on the outside yet velvety within and swimming in a creamy goat’s curd moat. There were more high-performing dishes: halloumi doughnuts with goat’s curd were soft, if a little heavy, while raw kingfish drizzled in a date and lime dressing delivered sweetness and acidity in harmony.  

Some dishes felt a little unnecessary: a huge meaty octopus tentacle immersed in a gloopy liquid didn’t quite hit the mark. And at times, too many flavours felt confused sitting on one plate. But the comfort-factor was most definitely there. Kudos to the staff who politely answered our many questions and helped with drinks recommendations. We’d stick with wine for dinner though – there's a bar downstairs which feels like a better setting for a cocktail.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
International, Mediterranean
Ambience
Glamorous, Lively, Luxury, Romantic
Food Occasions
Breakfast, Dinner, Late night dining, Lunch
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
People
Celebrations, Dates
Food Hygiene Rating

About

Award-winning Australian chef Roy Ner makes his UK restaurant debut with Jeru, a high-end, pan-Mediterranean restaurant on Mayfair’s iconic Berkeley Street. The name Jeru translates as ‘old city’ or a place of nomadic tribal people and a melting pot of cultures, something that Ner has strived to replicate across Jeru's three floors, though a menu that caters for everything from busy catch-up brunches to chic dinners around the open kitchen.

The venue is a pan-Mediterranean playground, combining an old-school bakery, wine room, an intimate fully-charcoal restaurant and a cocktail bar. The wine tasting room features an impressive 1,000-bottle wine wall and functions as a private dining room for groups to hire out. Meanwhile, the main restaurant area holds a huge open kitchen which will serves up Ner’s widely-influenced menu, including dishes such as wood-fired potato bread with truffled honey and chickpea miso, tuna ceviche with orange and tamarind, and hasselback Jerusalem artichokes with goat’s whey and anchovies. 

Guests are able to order cured meats sourced from British charcuterie specialists including Angus rump basturma and lamb and fennel salami, meats that have never been served in the UK before. Diners can also try lamb bacon, made in partnership with Hammond Charcuterie, another first for the UK's dining scene. 

Descend downstairs to cocktail bar and lounge Layla for some expertly mixed cocktails and sharing platters in an ultra-chic setting. The space transforms into a lively venue later into the evening to host DJs and live music in the heart of Mayfair, and also hosts brunch on Sundays. 

Don't forget Jeru’s bakery Grain & Grape, which serves everything from pides to sourdough sandwiches and salads, as well as small plates with wines in the evening.

Menu Highlights

Starters
WOOD-FIRED POTATO BREAD (v*) - £8.00

Indulge in our 'Agraya' Potato Bread, crafted with roasted 'Agraya' potatoes, T55 and 00 flours, and a hint of fresh yeast. Baked in a wood fire oven, it's served warm with truffle honey, chickpeas miso butter, and Maldon salt flakes.

CHOCOLATE-AGED WAGYU RIB-EYE (gf) - £95.00

A 300g Australian Wagyu rib-eye steak with a Marble score of 7-8 is cooked tableside according to customer preferences (R, MR, M, MW, WD) over charcoal and served on a bed of aubergine mash. The dish is garnished with cherry molasses vinaigrette, shallot rings, and chives, and customers can request Dijon mustard, fig mustard, and flaked salt as condiments.


FAQs

Are there vegetarian options at Jeru?

Yes, there are vegetarian options at Jeru

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Location

11 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8DS

020 3988 0054 020 3988 0054

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Opening Times

Brunch
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat Closed
Sun 15:30-19:30
Lunch
Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 17:00-23:30
Sat 17:00-23:30
Sun Closed
Dinner
Mon 17:00-22:30
Tue 17:00-22:30
Wed 17:00-22:30
Thu 17:00-22:30
Fri 17:00-23:30
Sat 17:00-23:30
Sun Closed
Bar
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 19:30-23:00
Fri 20:00-23:30
Sat 20:00-23:30
Sun Closed

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