The tabun kitchen story

London is a food metropolis but for us, it was missing one small thing: the warmth, hospitality and taste of an authentic Palestinian cooking.

So let us introduce you to Tabun Kitchen, London’s modern Palestinian restaurant.

The ‘Tabun’ oven from which we take our name has been a centrepiece of Palestinian cooking since pre-Biblical times. Now, we’re bringing our modern version to the vibrant streets of Soho.

Tabun Kitchen’s menus showcase a range of delicious dishes based on the traditional home-cooking of the region – from ‘Musakhan’ to ‘Makloubeh’ – with fresh new twists.

This is authentic Jerusalem-inspired home cooking, and quite unique to London. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s the Metro:

‘Tabun is spaceship-modern but still cosy and intimate…In a city where it feels like you really have tried it all, it’s great to come across somewhere you never thought of. And if all Palestinian food is this good, let’s roll it out.’

Our founder’s story

Our founder is award-winning entrepreneur and film producer, Hanan Kattan. Hanan grew up in a Palestinian household, her mother’s family from Jersualem and her father’s from Bethlehem. She has now lived in London for three decades, and it’s been her long time wish to bring together her love of good food and middle-eastern culture, with her business experience.

The story of Palestinian food and cuisine is the story of life, family and friends.  Now, at Tabun Kitchen’s flagship site in Soho, we hope that many more people can experience the joys of Palestinian food and the warmth of its culture.

We look forward to welcoming you to Tabun Kitchen.

Some of my most vivid and happiest memories of growing up in a Palestinian household are centred around family and food. My mother’s family is from Jerusalem; my father’s from Bethlehem; and the story of Palestinian food and cuisine is the story of family, friends and life; a culture of abundance, generosity and hospitality. Our food is freshly made daily with an emphasis on light, healthy recipes that bring a modern slant to a truly delicious and ancient cuisine. Whether you join us for a freshly baked wrap, a hand made salad, a selection of mezze or a dinner of Palestinian-inspired home cooked dishes, we want you to enjoy a warm welcome and vibrant flavours in surroundings that relax and restore you. Tabun Kitchen is a tribute to my heritage and my culture of abundance that is shared through food. Welcome and Sahtein. Hanan Kattan