Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi is set to open a new restaurant in London’s Fitzrovia district called Rovi.

As reported by Eater, the restaurant will launch in late June with a menu predominately centred around vegetables with a focus on fermentation and cooking over fire.

Rovi will be the third brand from the renowned chef, following his chain of cafe-restaurants called Ottolenghi and his more formal restaurant Nopi, in Soho.

Head chef Neil Campbell will lead the kitchen, supported by the group’s development chef Calvin von Niebel. Ottolenghi and his business partner Sami Tamimi will take on roles as executive chefs.

Menu highlights include hand dived scallops with cucumber kombucha, braised smoked carrots with puffed black barley and pickled herbs, kohlrabi ‘ravioli’ with peas, broad beans and yuzu kosho and alow roasted cauliflower with crispy chickpeas, tahini and fermented chilli salsa.

The restaurant will initially open for lunch and dinner, and will serve breakfast from July. A small deli will also serve salads and freshly baked cakes and pastries to take away.

Image credit: Daily Telegraph

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