Florentin / London
Founded and run by Jerusalem-born Sigalit (affectionately known by by locals as 'Sigi'), Florentin serves delicious home-cooked style Mediterranean food in an authentic friendly atmosphere. With finely chopped garden-fresh salads (using vegetables sourced and grown by local farmers), spicy Shakshuka, Iraqi-inspired Sabich and Saturday morning Jachnun you can find a full range of classic Israeli breakfast delights to accompany your barista-prepared Italian morning coffee. For the sweet-tooth, depending on the day you may find Sigi's delicious date cookies, carrot, cheese or chocolate cakes all baked to her own secret family recipe. In the evenings, the kitchen sizzles with Old City spiced Jerusalem Me'orav, and the clientele rave about the chargrilled sea bass and frequenter's-favourite Schnitzel Pomodoro. A must visit in North West London, serving daily special soups, Middle-Eastern and North African cuisine and happy hour cocktails.