Set in the ever-buzzing area of the strand in the heart of the city’s West End, Zela London is a relative newcomer to the capital’s restaurant scene with big ambitions of taking the brand global. Residing in the iconic ME Hotel which already boasts the revered Radio Rooftop Bar, the latest addition to their lineup is no less impressive when it comes to offering a memorable outing.
Taking a unique and contemporary approach to cuisine, the founder’s MEPPON take of fusing Mediterranean produce with Japanese culinary techniques offers a distinguished foodie experience that’s well worth your attention.
While their stellar sushi is reason enough to visit with unique flavour pairings that would tantalise even the most seasoned sushi-lovers amongst us, the USP of Zela really lies in their more elaborate mains. Dishes such as fried rice with mushrooms, truffle and onsen tamago or Miso halibut with kabocha gnocchi, kale and parsnip are just some standouts that exhibit what the newcomer does best.
Complementing the end of any standout meal, their cocktail menu stands up alongside the exciting offerings of their neighbouring bars in Covent Garden. While the classics are, of course, on offer – a typically Zela approach of turning things on its head applies with their Asian themed Harakiri and Matilda perpetuating the uncommon pairing of flavours laid out in the meal.
Offering something for every occasion, spacious, lush green interiors with cascading plants and modern finishes make for the perfect environment to suit any get-together. Dinner with family, dinner date or even a birthday celebration with friends – the sense of space, live music, exceptional cocktails and food provide a suitable environment no matter your needs.