The cutely named Honey & Co is an equally cute little restaurant just off Warren Street, recently opened by a smiley husband and wife team who were formerly head chef and head pastry chef at Ottolenghi and Nopi respectively. Together they oversee this small restaurant’s menu of homemade dishes, all of which offer that vibrant, fresh and flavoursome style of Middle Eastern cooking associated with Yotam Ottolenghi’s much-loved restaurant/recipe book empire.
Not that Honey & Co is at all an Ottolenghi rip-off – they’re very much doing their own thing. That thing consists of a regularly changing menu of drool-inducing dishes: lamb shawarma with crisp pita, yoghurt and mint, tiger prawn tagine with saffron, and coriander chicken with fresh sweetcorn were amongst the offerings on the summer day that I visited. Reluctant to limit myself to just one dish (greedy guts till I die) I went for the mezze platter and was presented with dinky little dishes of watermelon salad with creamy feta, cheesy stuffed pastry, smokey corn on the cob and freshly baked pita, amongst other delicious things. All of this was washed down with an orange blossom iced tea – quite possibly the most sublime soft drink I’ve ever tried – and came in at just over a tenner. Cute, cute, cute.