Husband and wife team Amir and Limor Chen will open Delamina in Marylebone in early 2018. It will be the sister restaurant to Strut & Cluck in Shoreditch, where dishes are inspired by Limor’s fusion Middle Eastern home cooking and Israeli background. The focus is on grilling and roasting ingredients and produce that are full of goodness, seasoned with the fragrant herbs and spices of the owners’ childhood in Israel. The food is complemented by an interesting wine list that includes Israeli and Lebanese vintages and house cocktails that use the herbs and spices of the region.
With their kids “flying the nest”, the restaurant is truly the owner’s baby project. Designed by them, it reflects their love of organic materials, found objects and collectables, alongside family photos and lots of greenery. They wanted to create an ambience of entering someone’s home surrounded by the colours and materials of the Mediterranean. Limor is an accomplished artist and both restaurants feature her art installations.
Service at the restaurant reflects the informal and welcoming style of the owners’ Israeli background. The team’s passion for the food is founded on detailed knowledge of the ingredients and flavour combinations on offer. A bespoke music playlist created by an Israeli DJ from across the region completes the owners’ vision of their restaurants being a happy place!
151-153 Commercial Street