It’s Saturday, it’s the weekend, which obviously means it’s time for brunch! Last weekend I visited Ceru in South Kensington, a fabulous restaurant serving up delicious Levantine dishes. They’re open for lunch and dinner throughout the week but, being the brunch obsessive that I am, decided to try out its breakfast menu. 

The restaurant is fairly new and is tucked away down Bute Street in South Ken, but is not to be missed. Serving up dishes traditionally found in the Levant (Western Asia, Eastern Mediterranean, Northeast Africa and Northwest Arabia), spices play a big factor here. In fact, the menu features nearly 100 ingredients with over 20 spices and 6 varieties of nuts! Expect some serious flavours here… 

With my sweet tooth, I went for the almond milk porridge with a topping of dried cranberries, pistachios and a drizzle of honey. It was absolutely delicious – and definitely made a nice change from my speedy microwaveable oats!

My sister decided to go more savour and opted for the fried egg, merguez and halloumi, with a side of freshly baked feta bread. It’s worth pointing out here that absolutely everything on the restaurant’s menus is gluten free – except for the breads – so there’s plenty to choose from here, even if you have an intolerance or allergy. 

In terms of drinks, my sister tried two of the freshly whizzed up lemonades (the watermelon lemonade was a delight!), whilst I cheekily ordered a Bloody Mary. Hey, it’s the weekend after all! But for future reference – the Bloody Mary’s here are excellent!

So, if you’re looking for something a little different from your go-to brunch dishes, then Ceru is a great choice. The restaurant itself is warm and filled with bright colours, and the menu offers an array of amazing dishes – many of which you may not have tried before! I absolutely give Ceru the double thumbs up.



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