A couple of quick thoughts on some of the restaurants in this thread.
I had a lovely meal at Meat & Wine. I ordered the prime rib and my wife went for fillet. Because the Beth Din in the UK don't allow the porging of hindquarters, it's a rare treat to get fillet. The texture is outstanding, but at least in this piece, the taste wasn't great - and that's with it being cooked in their house wine sauce. I asked for my prime rib w/out the sauce and the meat was outstanding. Big, chunky, just the right side of rare/medium and packed with the flavour. The staff were lovely and the onions rings a bit naughty. The sommelier recommended a nice bottle of Cab Sauv that was reasonable. My only thought is why the default is to desecrate the meat with that sauce. Although good for them that the server stressed the point that it came in the sauce and we didn't have to have it, thus my opt out.
Sima was delicious. We went for the Jerusalem Grill & mejadara, plus minced meat (lamb I assume) with hoummous, plus all the usual additional salads. I didn't tell my wife until after the meal what the J Grilll included but she chomped on it happily. It is good basic food and fried chicken bits mixed with fried onions is always going to be a winner.
If any member of the board is able to get a copy of the menu, or at least transcribe what exactly is included in it (I know hearts, gizzards, liver but can't remember what else) I'd be really appreciative.
As an aside and I know this is the wrong thread, but why on earth is Hess in Jerusalem not open on Friday?? I tried going to get some sausages for Shabbat lunch and all I was met with was a closed shop and some rather tasty sausages hanging in the window. As an addendum to this same off the thread point, my cab driver did me proud and took me to a place in a Meir Shearim back street to buy some outstanding schnitzel. No idea what it was called, nor would I be able to find it again, but it was delicious - moist, well battered, garlicky.
Back to the point, I'm hoping I'll be able to post a review about Lilith after tomorrow night.