WHO? | Restaurateur Tony Kitous of Pasha and Levant, both in London, introduces the flavours of the Maghreb to the City with his restaurant and late night lounge bar, Kenza. Head Chef is Lebanese-born Jad Youssef. The sommelier is Peter Lorimer; General Manager is Marcus Etty.
ON THE MENU? | Minced Lamb, Pine Nuts and Tahini Flatbread; Sautéed Chicken Liver with Garlic and Pomegranate Molasses; Deepfried Baby Tiger Prawns with Crispy Aubergines and Spicy Sauce; Whole slow-roasted Shoulder of Lamb with Apricots, Figs, Dates and Prunes.
STYLE? | In keeping with the name (‘treasure' in Arabic), there are unique pieces from Lebanon and Morocco including lamps, handpainted tiles, carvings and embroidered fabrics.
Incense, rose petals and candelight add to the atmosphere.
SIZE? | 140 with private dining and a bar seating 50.
SPEND PER HEAD? | £50 WINE LIST? | An extensive list including wines from Lebanon and North Africa, from £17.50-£60.
WHERE? | 10 Devonshire Square, London, EC2, 020 7929 5533, kenza-restaurant.com