Zayane is a Moroccan restaurant with a Western influence born out of owner Meryem’s Mortell fruitless search for good North African food in London. The New Year has invited us to introspectively ask who we are and how we can better ourselves. In the spirit of the New Year, Zayane is reopening on Tuesday the 16th of January after undergoing a facelift. Meryem and her son, Joe Mortell, wanted to refresh the Zayane experience along with refashioning its menu.
The inspiration behind this move was set by our mission statement which we drafted around two key principles, family and wholesome food. Being a family run restaurant, these principles are important to us.
Our Head Chef, Joe Mortell, has created our new menu to include new options that appeal to the diversities we have within our home by using flavours from his Italian and Moroccan heritage to bring a new Mediterranean flavour.
We will be frequently modifying the menu as the dishes adapt and the season changes.
Since opening, we have strived to deliver unique Moroccan food with a modern twist that cannot be found anywhere else in the capital. Customers and food critics such as BBC’s Olive and SquareMeal have loved spending time at our restaurant because we deliver original recipes and fantastic customer service. We keep everything authentic, from our family oriented staff, family recipes, to our freshly imported Moroccan spices. Zayane is the epitome of family crafted deliciousness. Look forward to experiencing our new take on Aromatic black rice with mix green vegetables or the Arabic twist on duchy organic eggs.
For the first two months, we are focusing on healthy food and Valentine’s day.
We know it is difficult after the Christmas period to focus on your health, so we cultivated our menu to make this as easy as possible. During January, we have set our focus upon delivering delicious, nutritious food that will bring positive changes to your health. With this, we are proud to announce the addition of new and interesting vegetarian dishes, promoting our ethical perspectives and a demand for exquisite vegetarian options. Your January detox just got a lot easier
February will see a shift to focus on the romantic side of life. As Valentine’s day draws closer, we encourage love-birds young and old to take some time out from the hustle-and-bustle of London and spend an evening with us. Zayane will fashion its menu to include romantic dishes to share and enjoy as a couple to express our joy for new sparks of romance and long-burning-flames. Look forward to exciting dishes such as the Moroccan take on grilled halloumi cheese and exquisitely flavoured roasted sweet potatoes.
January marks the introduction of brunches on the weekend.
We will also be updating readers weekly with blog posts about our mission on our website to give a transparency between what-we-are-up-to in our restaurant. We are excited to enter the New Year with you all, and look forward to seeing you soon.