This September, HAYA will open its doors in the heart of Notting Hill.
Inspired by founder Victoria Paltina’s visits to Tel Aviv, HAYA is born of the lively, spirited culture she found there and will be open all day, with a focus on simple Mediterranean sharing plates and nutritious, seasonal ingredients.
HAYA will act as an all-day restaurant for the colourful West London. As evening draws in, the lights will be dimmed, and warm candlelight will give a more intimate feeling to the space.
Designed by Alessio Nardi of A-nrd, will be split across two floors and feature floor-to-ceiling timber sash windows, flooding the restaurant with natural light from morning to evening.
Featuring warm oak wood flooring, textured concrete walls and a plant-laden green ceiling, the ground floor of the restaurant is dedicated to the dining room, with blush pink marble topped tables dotting the space, and velvet and terrazzo effect fabric adding splashes of colour.
At the far side, the kitchen will be open, allowing guests to see and hear the action unfold.
Downstairs will take on the warmth of a Tel Aviv household, with a large white marble sharing table and bold coloured walls lined with mirrors and art work, a subtle nod to the Art Deco era.
“HAYA means a lot to me - this is my middle name and is translated as ‘life’ in Hebrew," says founder, Victoria Paltina. "The word encompasses everything that I envision the restaurant to be: lively, social and familiar.
"Having family spread all around the world allowed me to live and grow up between cities including Moscow, New York, London and Tel Aviv, so HAYA takes inspiration from all of them and represents the best of each.”