A new restaurant from Yotam Ottolenghi where vegetables are again the star of the show! Ottolenghi has always been a game-changer for vegetarians and his cook books are a staple in every plant-forward kitchen. The man himself describes ‘grilling vegetables as a way to load them with flavour and keep the freshness is a basic tool in the Ottolenghi toolkit’. In other words, take a simple ingredient (imagine corn or onion) and turn it into an insanely good dish with clever spicing. Rovi is everything we love about Ottolenghi plus more focus on fermentation. The restaurant anticipates to move towards becoming zero-waste while sourcing all its ingredients from sustainable suppliers such as Nama Yasai Farm in East Sussex and Natoora. There is quite a lot of options to choose from here dear vegetarians, HOT tomatoes with Urfa chilli, celeriac shawarma and corn ribs with apricot sauce. Wine list is full of character and unusual – just as we like it. So, if you are not quite sure of what to pick, the lovely staff at Rovi is happy to help you taste a few until you find the one just perfect for your meal. Natural materials dominate the interiors of this chic restaurant in Fitzrovia with fire red chairs and oak wood and travertine stone making it warm and not uptight.
Is this a question? GO and take everybody you care for! It’s a setting that somehow works for every occasion, whether it is for business lunch or a romantic dinner. Rovi offers Middle Eastern style goodness with a welcoming casualness yet in a slightly more fine-dining way. Mr Ottolenghi continues to educate our palates.