Nestled in among the frangipanis of Paddington you’ll find a slice of the exotic in the new Middle Eastern-inspired venue, Shouk Café.

Hebrew for ‘market place’, the café offers diners a chance to sample a mix of Israeli, Middle Eastern and Tunisian dishes.

Shouk cafe co-owners Adi Shabtay and Guy Frawley met in Israel, and gave chef Joel Kenny the right creative outlet to showcase his talent.

Try the goat’s milk date panna cotta, the shakshuka – Tunisian-style baked eggs – and the lamb schwarma flatbread sandwich, to name but a few.