Levant is a small but perfectly formed restaurant in the L-shaped dining room of an elegant Arts & Crafts house in the picture-card market town of Castle Cary.
Owner and head chef Tanya Levy brings the flavours, fragrances and glittering colours of the Mediterranean and the Middle East – and the tradition of sharing food with friends – into the Somerset countryside.
The menu is 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.”
So you might find Moorish-style meatballs, Spanish tortillas, Persian stews and roasted aubergine dips on the menu here: spiced, sometimes delicately perfumed and always beautifully presented.
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.
Please call Tanya to make a reservation or send us a message using the contact form.