East meets west at the stylish Awani that serves up a melting pot of flavours from the Levant region, with a creative culinary twist of course. Prepare to enjoy contemporary Levantine fare with subtle fusion elements. Blending the tastes of western Asia, the eastern Mediterranean and northeastern Africa – with a serving of Arabic hospitality – diners are taken on a culinary journey across the Levant as they sample dishes that are prepared using traditional cooking methods and local ingredients. The creative menu at Awani starts with lentil or pumpkin soup, and a choice of rocca, Armenian or Lebanese shankleesh salads. Perfect for sharing with friends, there is a huge selection of hot and cold mezze that caters to both local and international palates. There’s a plain or spicy hummus, and beetroot or courgette mutabbal, perfect for dunking hot Arabic bread into. Hot mezze includes the famous Armenian eetch dish, a tempting choice of chicken fatteh, freekeh bil fakhar, almond halloumi, and eggplant and beef sajiyyeh, to name a few. Leave room for the main course. Think shish tawooq, chicken shawarma, mixed grill, fried and chargrilled fish, or a choice of veal, lamb and chicken kebabs and kaftas. Traditional Middle Eastern desserts such as hallawet awani and a fresh cream othmaliya (made with special kunafa dough) provide a sweet ending.