Rüya, the Anatolian restaurant, bar and lounge in the heart of Londons Mayfair, will reopen their doors on Tuesday 18th May, welcoming guests back with a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne and their traditional Isli Patlican canapes – aubergine puree with walnuts and crispy coated aubergine chips, available for all guests at lunch and dinner until the 20th May.
Influenced by various Anatolian regions stretching from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea, Rüyas range of choices make for a truly unique lunch and dinner experience. The celebrated restaurants Chef Patron Colin Clague formerly of Zuma and Caprice Holdings has created a variety of dishes to welcome guests back. The menu, available every Tuesday to Sunday, will feature new dishes including: Pekmezli Kanat – crispy chicken wings with molasses; Lakerda – salted cured tuna with compressed cucumber, tarmac and botarga; Karupz Peynir -compressed watermelon, sheep cheese, tomato and pine nuts; Yogurtlu Kebap -Adana kebap on tomato sauce, roasted garlic yoghurt and crispy croutons and the Grilled Halibut – slow cooked green beans with tomatoes.
At the bar, Rüya will offer guests their signature cocktail list, created by Head of Bar Francesco Medici, previously of Mr Foggs Residence in Mayfair. The drinks list will transport guests through a journey of flavours of all seven regions of the Anatolian Peninsula, with new cocktails including the Whirling Dervish with Tequila, Domain de Canton, lemon, grapefruit, Cynar and coffee liquor; Taksims Blush with gin, lemon, raki, raspberry and caster sugar; Piquant Flower with vanilla vodka, lime, elderflower, honey and chilli and the El Yazwith rum, Aperol, pineapple juice, celery and raspberry.