Review on Zuaya
Spanish twin brothers Alberto and Arian Zandi have opened their first restaurant Zuaya, located on the High Street of upmarket Kensington. Set over two floors, the Latin American restaurant has an upscale décor created by Harp Interior designs, featuring a chic brass and green marble topped bar on the ground floor, perfect for pre-dinner cocktails. Follow the sign 'Welcome to the Jungle' to the downstairs dining room, where you are greeted with a lush display of verdant foliage and luxurious furniture.
Taking helm of the kitchen is Francisco Lafee, who has previously worked at the Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, once named the World's Best Restaurant and more closer to home Michelin-starred Barrafina. The kitchen sends out vibrant dishes, exquisitely displayed drawing inspiration from countries like Peru, Argentina and Mexico. Enjoy a warm ceviche of fresh sea bream, red onion, Peruvian corn, sweet potato ice-cream and rocoto tiger milk before moving on to Wagyu short rib with home made barbecue sauce and grilled bok choi. To close the show there's a variety of ice creams or maybe opt for the chocolate surprise.
Zuaya has a carefully curated wine list to complement the flavours of the food as well as inventive cocktails. Visit on Thursday to Saturday and you can also enjoy music from the live DJ's.
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 11.00am - 4.00pm Sat & Sun Brunch
Lunch: 12.00 Mon-Fri (11.00am Sat & Sun) through until
Dinner: 11.30pm Mon-Fri (12.00am Sat & 11.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express