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New at National Theatre: street food by Sireli

14 th February 2024

In January the National Theatre’s KERB at The Understudy said goodbye to Mumbai Masala who had been resident at the innovative street food talent incubator for the past two years. Taking up their space this year at KERB is Sireli, who join the award-winning Bad Boys Pizza Co and Meltdown Cheeseburgers behind the counter.

Persian, Armenian and Levantine cuisine have inspired Oliver Iplicjian and Mick McGurk’s street food kitchen Sireli. They've been riding high on the London pop-up scene during 2023 and their halloumi fries have quite the following.

What’s on the menu?

On the Sireli menu at The Understudy, diners can look forward to a choice selection of small plates and flatbread wraps pepped-up with bold herby flavours and house pickles inspired by Armenian cuisine.

On the wrap side of things choose from lamb shoulder, fried chicken or falafel served on the most pillowy soft flatbreads and topped with pickles, mint slaw and muhammara (a Middle Eastern roasted red pepper dip).

Small plate options include salt cod croquettes, bastruma (a kind of Armenian pastrami), smoked aubergine and chickpeas with hummus, and those famous halloumi fries.

When is it open?

KERB at The Understudy opens daily from noon and serves food until 10pm (until 9pm on Sunday).


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