Bubala 2 Heading for Soho
Middle-Eastern restaurant Bubala will open its second site on Poland Street, Soho, on Monday 11th July. The new vegetarian restaurant will be the sister restaurant of Bubala in Spitalfields which was opened by Marc Summers in 2019.
Inspired by the modern cafes of Tel Aviv the 50 seat restaurant will also have an eight seat counter which looks into the kitchen as well as private dining downstairs. Executive Chef Helen Graham is at the helm.
The menu is made up of seven sections: pickles and house ferments; dips; skewers; snacks; mains; sides and desserts. The new menu will include a number of the classic dishes from Bubala Spitalfields.
The snacks and dips section will feature dishes like Baba Ganoush with Curry Leaf Oil and Pine Nut; Smacked Cucumbers with Tahini and Chilli Crunch; Corn Ribs with Black Garlic Pilpelchuma and Labneh with Confit Garlic and Za’atar. The skewers section, from the restaurant’s yakitori grill, will offer the likes of Leeks and Amba; Chinese Cabbage with Preserved Lime and Maple and the ever-popular Oyster Mushroom with Tamari and Coriander Seeds.
Main dishes will include Cauliflower, Bkeila, Velvet tomato with Yoghurt and Braised Hispi, Seaweed, Dried Orange and Sesame. Sides will feature Bubala’s renowned Potato Latkes with Toum and Smashed Cornish Mids with Silken Tofu and Smoked Harissa Salsa Macha. Finally, a dessert section will present a Baklava Semifreddo and Malabi, Sour cherry, Peanut and Black Sesame Brittle alongside Chocolate Truffle and Tahini Fudges.
The drinks list will comprise cocktails such as Blood Orange Margarita and Peanut Old Fashioned as well as Gazoz house sodas, a homemade seltzer combined with natural, carefully sourced fruits, flowers, spices, herbs and syrup inspired by Benny Briga and his cafe in Tel Aviv. The 35-bin wine list will see natural low-intervention wines, as well as five wines on tap with prices starting from £6/glass and £30/bottle.
Address: 15 Poland Street, London W1F 8PR
Opening times: Monday-Saturday lunch 12pm-3pm and dinner 5.30pm-10.30pm