Taking inspiration from Tel Aviv's rooftop bars and its hedonistic attitude to eating and drinking, Kapara brings Middle Eastern dining to lona Rose House in the heart of Soho. Translating to 'darling', Kapara is the creation of chef Eran Tibi, who also launched the popular Tel Aviv-style eatery and bar Bala Baya. Serving an all-day dining menu, a meal at Kapara is a journey through the flavours of the Middle East and diners can expect a sensory experience of lively music and innovative cocktails to complement the dishes. If you've got a special occasion coming up, or just fancy a more unique experience, head downstairs for the chef's table where you can sit at the pass and observe the masters at work.
Comprised of an alfresco terrace, lounge and bar, plus a main ground floor restaurant with a raised stage for live music and performances, Kapara is an eclectic space suitable for every type of outing, from intimate catch ups with family, to vibrant evenings sipping cocktails with friends. The interiors are designed by Raven Collective, and feature sweeping curved booths, luscious plants, brass accents and rich textures.
Taking inspiration from his mother's Middle Eastern home cooking, and focusing on fresh, sustainably sourced ingredients, chef Tibi has designed the menu to be shared. Start with the frenah loaf and dips before moving onto signature main dishes like slow cooked lamb belly with plum ketchup, lamb jus, stewed plums and lemon thyme. For dessert, expect innovative sweet treats like a brick pastry cigar with pistachio, coco passionfruit curd, chocolate soil and a smoked tuile.
To complement your meal, the drinks list includes a selection of red and white wines, as well as its house special 'Gazoz', which promises a real taste of Tel-Aviv and is made with seasonal fruit, herbs, syrups, vodka and arak. Elsewhere, top-class cocktails are sure to please, with examples including the Part Time Lover, a combination of vodka, port, pimento, caraway, strawberry and soda.