Jake Wallis Simons

What’s wrong with calling food Israeli?

It’s odd to rebrand it as Middle Eastern

  • From Spectator Life

The service was stylish, the menu superb, the vibe effortlessly chic. This was the Coal Office, one of London’s best Israeli restaurants, situated in the old Victorian goods yard at King’s Cross. My fiancée and I dined there last week. It was a blast. But something didn’t feel right. 

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