2nd June 2018
Turkey-based Doğuş Restaurant Entertainment and Management, led by Umut Özkanca, has launched its first UK venue – Anatolian concept Rüya in Mayfair. The restaurant has opened in Upper Grosvenor Street with “sophisticated, contemporary dishes from the various Anatolian regions”.
Dishes include 24-hour slow-cooked short rib with Turkish chilli barbecue glaze, and two-cheese Black Sea pide with slow-cooked egg. The drinks list includes cocktails and raki. Özkanca said: “We have taken authentic traditions I retain a deep personal connection to and interpreted modern details for the sophisticated London audience.”
The 136-cover restaurant also features a private dining room and lounge. Colin Clague, who has worked at Knightsbridge restaurant Zuma, heads the kitchen at the venue, which is a second site for the Rüya brand.