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About CERU South Kensington

Levantine mezze restaurant inspired by the flavours of the coast eastern Mediterranean also known as the Levant.
OPEN ALL DAY for LUNCH, DINNER and BRUNCH ON THE WEEKENDS serving healthy yet indulgent Mezze style. Our All Day Menu is entirely GLUTEN FREE if you avoid Greek Pita bread & Hammara Dip)

7-9 Bute Street
London, SW7 3EY
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Middle Eastern

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 23:00
Saturday 11:00- 23:00
Sunday: 11:00- 22:00

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 3195 3001

Website:
http://cerurestaurants.com/

Catering:
CERU can cater for a wide variety of events and parties from breakfast buffets,
bespoke packed lunch boxes or the ultimate picnic hamper to enjoy in Hyde Park. CERU can also cater for small lunch parties, be it for business or pleasure, or sumptuous dinners with inventive cocktails designed by our bar tenders.
Delicious formal or casual barbecue, canapés or banqueting can be provided by CERU throughout the year.
Get in touch via email : patricia.hilton@cerurestaurants.com

Parking Details:
In front of the restaurant, side streets.
Please note that on Saturdays there is a local food market on Bute Street from 9am until 2pm, however there are many other side streets for parking.
Sundays are generally free.

Public Transport:
South Kensington Underground Station is a short two minute walk from CERU.
Local buses including 70, 49, 74, 345, C1, 430, 414 and many more stop close by.
CERU is also a short five minute walk from The Natural History Museum, and V&A, and only 10 minutes from Hyde Park and the famous Royal Albert Hall .

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

CERU South Kensington Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (78)
Authentic (72)
Good Vegetarian Options (67)
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Casual (67)
Fit for Foodies (64)
Healthy (61)
Lunch (61)
Tapas (56)
Good for a Date (51)
Fun (46)
Neighbourhood Gem (40)
Pre/post Theatre (37)
Cosy (34)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Spicy (26)
Quick Bite (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Gluten Free Options (23)
Romance (21)
Brunch (20)
Special Occasions (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Group Bookings (14)
Tasting Menu (12)
Local Ingredients (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Child Friendly (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Seasonal (7)
Vegan (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Organic (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Great Beer (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Business Meals (4)
Outstanding Value (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Outdoor Eating (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Have been here many times and the food and service are always excellent.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (Norfolk)·Dined 7 days ago

This is my second visit to Ceru and it won’t be the last! Friendly informative service. Nearly everything on the menu is gluten free, but certainly not boring. There is a wide range of food, and there is nothing lacking. Vegetarians are well catered for, although there are some meat and fish dishes too.
I am a fussy wine drinker, but the Turkish wine is really good. Every wine is available by the glass, which makes a refreshing change.
Full marks too for gluten free cheesecake. Many restaurants could learn from this one, and it is nice to have found a good restaurant a short distance from the Royal Albert Hall and the V & A which provides a great menu.
The prices are reasonable too.
There is a good variety of seating too. Tall bar chairs, regular tables and booths available. It is comfortable and relaxed and the food is of good quality and flavoursome.
I will return.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 12 January 2018

What a gem!!! Enjoyed a delightful meal before heading to the theater - just a few short stops away. Appetizers are wonderful - superb hummus! Mushrooms are so tasty. Eggplant was spicy and so delicious. Wine choices are quite good. Loved this restaurant?

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·Dined on 11 January 2018

Well-prepared and nicely presented Levantine cuisine with lots of imagination added - a real delight. If you like small tastes of lovely things, mostly vegetarian, but with a few excellently- done standards - our whitebait was delicious! - then this place is for you.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on 7 January 2018

Ceru is my local go-to place for meals with friends and family as it is consistent and never disappoints, plus the food is very tasty.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Authentic, Casual, Seasonal
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·Dined on 4 January 2018

Went to Ceru after a friend told me it was great, and I was not disappointed. Food was delicious, service was great and price was reasonable. Will go again.

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 31 December 2017

Lovely place and good food. A+++ recommended.

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 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2017

Incredible shakshuka!!

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 (Cambridge)·Dined on 15 December 2017

An excellent find. Had lunch after a visit to the V&A only 5 minutes walk away. The food was excellent, very tasty, with inventive menu choices. Will return when in the area. Highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Casual
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·Dined on 15 December 2017

Really great service and delicious food. Highly recommend!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on 14 December 2017

Stunning flavours and excellent value. I’ve already booked again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 13 December 2017

An absolute gem in amongst the overpriced haunts and boring chains in and around South Kensington. Fresh, vibrant Middle Eastern dishes with a twist. The slow cooked lamb and apple/mint salad were outstanding. If you’re visiting museums nearby book this place for a lovely lunch or dinner!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on 9 December 2017

Great attentive service and stunningly tasty food. We visited for a 40th birthday and the birthday girl was very happy. A great success. Will go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 9 December 2017

Wonderful Turkish tapas style food. Great selection of dishes. Calamari was the best I have ever had.

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·Dined on 9 December 2017

The food was delicious but the size of each dish was very small and expensive

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (Norfolk)·Dined on 7 December 2017

Fabulous. Great choice of well prepared and cooked dishes which tasted brilliant. Service was exceptional.

Tags: Organic, Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Naples)·Dined on 6 December 2017

outstanding middle eastern food....super fresh and healthy- lots of vegetarian options...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Spicy, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on 2 December 2017

We enjoyed our meal so much we went back the next day. Friendly service delicious food and good selection of drinks.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 2 December 2017

Great service. Amazing food. What’s not to like. We had a wine from Macedonia that really complemented the spicy food too.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Spicy
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food4
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·Dined on 1 December 2017

Chosen after reading revious reviews, this place didn't let down. Lively and friendly atmosphere, everything you'd want on the menu and amazing service. Food is a little pricy but for right in the middle of South Kensington it is exactly as expected. A brilliant place to visit if you're pressed for time too, was in and out in just over an hour. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, People Watching
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on 30 November 2017

Superb food. Excellent and friendly service. Great fun.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 29 November 2017

An excellent restaurant, a true gem if you love Mediterranean cuisine

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 26 November 2017

We had a wonderful time at CERU recently. The food was authentic, so tasty and good value for money. The service was quick, attentive and not overbearing. The waiters were polite and efficient and the kitchen team looked comfortable, calm and relaxed. We absolutely loved the décor and will definitely be returning for another of some of the best Levantine cuisine I think we have ever eaten!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Tapas
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·Dined on 25 November 2017

We had a lovely meal at CERU. A great offering of eastern Mediterraen cuisine and friendly service that tempts us to return next time we are in the area.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on 23 November 2017

Absolutely delicious! So many amazing flavours! One of the best meals I have had. Make reservations.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on 23 November 2017

Delicious food with generous portions. Friendly service.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Romantic, Casual, Tapas
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 (London)·Dined on 22 November 2017

Light airy near-eastern place near South Ken Station and museums. Excellent cuisine and well-constructed menu of small plates, sharing plates and mains. Plenty for veggies! Good choice of Turkish, Greek and Lebanese wines, fairly priced.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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vip
 (Manchester)·Dined on 15 November 2017

Second visit to Ceru. We were welcomed like long lost friends by the manager and given a great table. Food as usual excellent and flexible sharing eating is great. Service very efficient. Could not have wanted more

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 (Nottingham)·Dined on 14 November 2017

Really enjoyed the meze/tapas style dishes... very tasty and well made. Great service, and the wine selection was short but very well paired with the food. Will go again for another date;)

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Romantic, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 11 November 2017

Great food and friendly staff. Try the sea bream...!

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·Dined on 11 November 2017

The food was excellent, very tasty. Service was very efficient and friendly cannot wait to go again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fun, Cozy, Quick Bite
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 (London)·Dined on 4 November 2017

We had a lovely meal at Ceru. The food is healthy , colourful and delicious. We had 3 in one dips with bread and they were all tasty. The lamb shoulder melts in your mouth and the squid was well cooked. No crispy. We also had some beans. I would go back again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 25 October 2017

Great find near the museums. Friendly staff and great selection of food.

Tags: Vegan, Tapas
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·Dined on 24 October 2017

Service and food were really good, reasonable price for the area. The CERU ale was particularly nice with the meal. Good veggie options, although you'd be missing out if you didn't have the lamb.

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·Dined on 24 October 2017

The food was really tasty and decent portion sizes so was a good value for money! It is a really pretty restaurant and best of all the staff are super friendly and helpful, they gave the place a really nice atmosphere!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on 24 October 2017

One free day of London conference to enjoy museums and shopping ..... this was perfect for lunch after Victoria and Albert visit. The modern updating of the foods of Turkish/ middle eastern influences were all freshly prepared and excellent..... small dishes to experience many 'tastes'

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 (East Sussex)·Dined on 22 October 2017

A delicious choice of dishes and a lovely staff. Gluten free options were plentiful and helpful advice was given to us about our possible choices. I shall eat here again!

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Spicy
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 (London)·Dined on 22 October 2017

Great, lovingly chosen menu, buzzy place but also relaxing. The best of Levantine cuisine - and very well priced. A top tip for South Ken.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

Went to Ceru to celebrate our son's 21st birthday. Exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious, the service impeccable and very reasonably priced. Will definitely return next time we're "down south"

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Tapas, People Watching, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on 21 October 2017

Wonderful service, great guidance in ordering and delicious food. Will return when next in London.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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