At chef Fadi Kattan’s Notting Hill restaurant, Akub, diners can indulge in cuisine that honours Palestine’s best produce with a modern twist, the menu balancing traditional flavours of the Middle East with creative influences, and best enjoyed around a bountiful ‘tawla’; a table of sharing plates abundant in Mediterranean flavour.
Celebrating vegetables, herbs, fish and meat, the food here is built on the mantra that sharing is caring. Choose an abundance of plates from zaatar bread, lebaneh, Sheikh El Mahsi, to fish kofta, roasted aubergines, and slow-cooked lamb, and experience a culinary journey across the paths of Palestine.
Situated in an old townhouse on a charming street in Notting Hill, interiors are warm and inviting, Annie Harrison of FARE INC. responsible for overseeing the transformation of the property into a space fit for Palestinian hospitality. Embodying the landscape of Palestine, textured wall coverings, olive green upholstery and mottled wood veneers were chosen alongside layered custom verdigris light fittings and bespoke seating in tapestry fabrics.
Calacatta oro marble and mother of pearl tiles elevate the design, whilst the subterranean bar is wrapped in a Tess Newall Studio-designed custom mural, and adds a more playful approach.
From the olive green exterior with its simple ‘akub’ sign, to the whimsical interiors and delectable menu, Akub Notting Hill is a humble neighbourhood restaurant sure to attract diners from across the capital.