The trio hopes to bring a taste of this city Kings Cross, where Ezra has opened inside an old terrace house. Its design takes cues from Tel Aviv’s byzantine and bauhaus architecture, with many curves and lots of earthy tones.
The space boasts two plant-filled courtyards — one out back and one in the front — a long walnut bar and a large mosaic archway, made using handmade Lebanese tiles. Floral sculptor Tracy Deep makes dried native arrangements for the space, too, while local artist Amy Hunter has created original pieces for the walls.
Apart from table seating, diners can pull up a stool at both the bar and in front of the open kitchen. Expect family-style dining here, with the menu split into small snacks, salads and larger charcoal-grilled dishes.
On the snacks front, there’s spanner crab falafel ($6), gildas with salmon pastrami and pickled chilli ($5) and hummus with smoked egg ($14). We think the latter is best scooped up with pita ($4) or a Jerusalem bagel ($5). Larger dishes include chicken baked in vine leaf ($29), lamb shoulder and prune tagine ($29) and roast cauliflower with haloumi ($17), while desserts feature the likes of almond milk panna cotta ($12) and an ice cream baklava sandwich ($7).