ABOUT US

Tanya Levy – Founder

About Levant

From 2007 to 2020, Levant was both a restaurant and a caterer. In early 2021 we moved from Castle Cary to Alhampton, saying goodbye to our lovely previous home, Brookfield, where the restaurant was based. From Alhampton we continue to offer party catering.

The concept was originally inspired by Tanya’s Sephardic Jewish heritage — a melting pot of Spanish, North African, European culture and traditions. It’s a modern take on the food of “childhood memories and the food that I love: filos, fatayers, muhamarra, spicy fishcakes and koftes.” We have now branched out to include all of the culinary world.

Dining at Home

You can bring the taste of Levant into your own home any night of the week. We can prepare any of the dishes from our weekly menu (and even some that aren’t if you give us enough warning) for you to collect from us and enjoy at home.

Just call to give us your order from the takeaway menu and we will have it ready for you to collect the following day. Please note there is a minimum order of £40.00.

Seasonal Menus

Levant’s menu changes weekly but there’s always mezze to share as well as vegetarian dishes, salads, scrumptious desserts and a cheese board featuring local Somerset varieties. Only the freshest seasonal ingredients are used and, wherever possible, sourced from suppliers within just 20 miles of Castle Cary.

“Childhood memories and the food that I love: filos, fatayers, muhamarra, spicy fishcakes and koftes.”

Tanya Levy

Levant’s menu changes weekly but there’s always mezze to share as well as vegetarian dishes, salads, scrumptious desserts and a cheese board featuring local Somerset varieties. Only the freshest seasonal ingredients are used and, wherever possible, sourced from suppliers within just 20 miles of Castle Cary.

Bespoke fully staffed catering

We have over 17 years of experience catering large & small events. Whether you’re planning a wedding feast or a private party in your own home for a few friends, we can make sure your day is original and unforgettable.

Please note that we cater for a maximum of 60 covers.

Stay and eat at the Forge

Our beautifully restored 19th Century forge, which stands next to Corner Cottage in Alhampton sleeps two.

The Forge is open plan inside, with a staircase to mezzanine bedroom with luxurious super king size Tempur orthopaedic mattress. We have restored all the original features, including blue lias stone walls, oak beams and floors.

So unexpected. Tanya does a fantastic job in blending delicate herbs and spices which delights the palate. Truly a great find.

Dawn F

Superb canapes. Original flavours and plentiful. Amazing sit down meal for over 100 people. The lamb was the star turn and the beetroot risotto very special.

Terry B

Great food as always and we all had different mains — Pork Belly, middle eastern slant on Jerk Chicken and Butternut hotpot, all delicious. Thank you Levant!

Virginia

The food is very interesting, original and creative in style. Excellent quality throughout.

David S

Incredible food from all locally sourced ingredients — in fact, it was all so wonderful that we’ve booked the team from Levant to do the food for our wedding this summer. Genuinely couldn’t recommend it enough.

Ben B