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Grand café kosher restaurant and bar to open in Belsize Park on 29 July 2018

Opening on Sunday 29 July in the heart of leafy Belsize Park, Tish is a contemporary kosher restaurant and bar offering an all-day menu of European cuisine, featuring Jewish heritage family favourites.

Tish will open from 7:00am to 12:30am and with a capacity of 160, its beautiful dining room, bar and stunning alfresco terrace make it the ideal spot for dining and small plates throughout the day. As Tish has a late license – unique for the area – guests will be welcome to enjoy food and drinks until past midnight.

Opening this restaurant has been owner David S Levin’s dream since childhood; he grew up cooking for family and friends and has been honing his restaurant vision for years. A perfectionist who has obsessed over every detail from the menu dishes, to the acoustics, to the luxurious seating, Tish is his true love.

The tone of the splendid dining room is set by the soaring 15-foot ceiling, mint green wood panelled walls, and a cream and green checkerboard terrazzo flooring. Four grand brass chandeliers grace the room and the gorgeous bar features an extraordinary Brazilian quartzite top, hand-selected in Verona, Italy. The open kitchen will showcase the team of chefs at work under a dramatic giant copper canopy.  The dining room opens out onto the large outdoor terrace complete with playful patterned seating, merrily hued parasols and all manner of heaters and weather proofing.

The dairy free menu will offer modern classics and seasonal new dishes alongside Jewish heritage favourites. Breakfast will include: Challah French toast with pear compote and maple syrup or fresh fruits; Pomegranate and citrus fruit salad with mint and Acacia honey; Crepes served with fruit compote, fresh fruit and pouring chocolate sauce; Eggs cooked to order and Delicacies from the bakery.

Lunch and dinner will include: Tish Hungarian bean soup; Chicken soup with kneidlach; Dry-aged rib eye steak with truffle chips and field mushrooms; Crispy duck leg with red cabbage and cranberry jus; Seared salmon fillet with green kale salsa, pickled fennel, crispy pearl barley and pomegranate and Tish Chicken schnitzel with roasted fingerling potatoes, peppers and caper berries. The menu also has a wide selection of fresh salads and generous sandwiches. Desserts include Bramley apple strudel with apple sorbet and Chocolate & passion fruit fondant with a bitter chocolate sorbet.

Tish’s extensive drinks list offers many wonderful wines not previously available in the UK, as well as an innovative cocktail menu. Guests can also enjoy excellent coffee and a wide range of fruit juices squeezed to order. A variety of cakes and delicious small plates can be ordered alongside drinks.  A children’s menu will also be available.

The Head Chef is the talented John Ellison, previously Head Chef at Bob Bob Ricard and at The Club at the Ivy. The General Manager is the experienced and charismatic Yuri Horpinchenko, formerly of Scott’s, J Sheekey, Isabel Mayfair and most recently General Manager at Casa Cruz.

Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest and celebration will be observed at Tish, with special prix-fixe Friday Night Dinners and Saturday Lunches open to all. Booking and payment in advance is required for these two meals. Shabbat at Tish is an opportunity to revel in a delicious feast with family and friends whilst disconnecting from phones and unplugging from technology. It will be a haven from our modern, hectic lives.