Haya to open in Notting Hill

By James McAllister

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Haya restaurant to open in Notting Hill

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Former Dinner by Heston Blumenthal chef Oren King is to oversee the kitchen at a new neighbourhood-style Mediterranean restaurant opening in London’s Notting Hill this September.

Haya, which translates as ‘life’ in Hebrew, is inspired by founder Victoria Paltina’s visits to the Israeli city Tel Aviv.

King’s menu will draw from the chef’s Tel Aviv background, and ‘take its cue from the informality of Mediterranean dining culture’ with a focus on sharing plates and seasonal ingredients.

Dishes at launch will include burrata served with loquat compote and a drizzle of citrus vinaigrette; quinoa salad with crumbled feta cheese and a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds; and spiced lamb cutlets served with a spoonful of honey yoghurt.

The restaurant, designed by Alessio Nardi of A-nrd, will be split over two levels with floor-to-ceiling timber sash windows, textured concrete walls and a plant-laden green ceiling.

The ground floor dining room will feature an open kitchen, while the downstairs is designed to imitate a typical Tel Aviv household with a large white marble sharing table.

“[Haya] encompasses everything that I envision the restaurant to be: lively, social and familiar,” says Paltina.

“Having family spread all around the world allowed me to live and grow up between cities including Moscow, New York, London and Tel Aviv, so Haya takes inspiration from all of them and represents the best of each.”

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