PROFILED BY DE GROOS MEDIA
Don’t let the decor deter you from experiencing this fantastic little restaurant. Jerusalem is an institution with its bright orange plastic bench seating, Hessian bag roof and dim lighting. The service is fast and curt, having been stripped of all niceties. Of course, the chefs are masterminds of food and the straightforward service can be forgiven once the food hits your tongue. Fluffy falafel, crisp but soft cabbage rolls, succulent lamb kofta and cauliflower with yoghurt and garlic sauce are all fantastic. Share the baskets of bread around, indulge in creamy hummus and get lost in the exotic spices of the babaghanoush. You will find the food is so filling and tasty you will want to return the very next day.
The atmosphere is captured by traditional Middle Eastern music and well-worn plastic cups and jugs. Jerusalem is unlicensed, so BYO for the evening if you want to drink but rest assured the short Turkish coffee and cold, sweet, dark grape juice are perfectly suitably accompaniments. You can take away falafel rolls or take lunch downstairs during the weekdays but in the evenings or on weekends you may like to go upstairs for a group party or birthday where the function room holds up to 15 comfortably.