Author(s): Itamar Srulovich
Best Newcomer in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2013. This is our food, this is our restaurant - fresh fruit and vegetables, wild honey, big bunches of herbs, crunchy salads, smoky lamb, bread straight from the oven, old-fashioned stews, Middle Eastern traditions, falafel, dips, and plenty of tahini on everything. Squeeze in, grab a chair, ignore or enjoy the noise, the buzz, and tuck in. Leave room for dessert - cheesecake, a marzipan cookie with a Turkish coffee. Let us look after you - welcome to Honey & Co.
Homely, fragrant and big-hearted food from the kitchen of Honey & Co.
It's the kind of stuff you'd love to dish up to your pals and bask in the resulting praise... It's food you would always be happy to eat. -- Marina O'Loughlin Guardian The ingredient that is in every mouthful, that isn't on the menu, is the huge dollop of home-made love... This food comes from a husband and wife making their own small business from a tiny kitchen and small dining room, and everything in it is infused with a warm hug of hospitality. -- A.A Gill The Sunday Times This is indeed food made by people who like to eat. It is food that cares less about how it looks than how it tastes ... It feels like an act of love. -- Jay Rayner Guardian I'm off to Honey & Co on Warren Street for what I'm going to describe dreamily as Middle Eastern soul food, largely as I can't think of a better way to explain the restorative value of letting husband-and-wife team Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer beckon you in and feed you ... it feels exactly like wandering into a little family-run room, after a snoozy day sunbathing on holiday, and quickly cottoning on that you've found a winner. -- Grace Dent Evening Standard Here, the food is as much about creating an atmosphere as it is about any individual dish, a new way of looking at Middle Eastern cuisine, subtler, more modern. -- Zoe Williams STELLA, Telegraph
Itamar Srulovich was most recently head chef at Ottolenghi, while Sarit Packer was both head of pastry at Ottolenghi and executive chef at Nopi. They first met ten years ago in a restaurant kitchen in Israel. Honey & Co. in London's Fitzrovia is their first solo project bringing their version of Middle Eastern food to this corner of London.