Arabica Bar & Kitchen Review

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Heidi Greenstein

Keen foodie/ cook/baker/amateur food critic. I am a keen foodie who loves baking and cooking in my free time. Seeing people enjoy what I cook and bake enthuses me to do even more. I love trying out new restaurants and sharing the gems I find with family and friends. I travel as often as I can.

Last night my family and I dined at a gorgeous place in Borough Markets , London. Arabica Bar and Kitchen (SE1 9AF) was the venue we chose to celebrate my daughter’s 21st birthday. I searched for a restaurant that offered a variety of food tastes to satisfy the differing requirements of us all.

Well I found it!!

The restaurant offered good service and great food. We had most attentive waiters. The menu was explained and we were guided how best to order what was on offer. The plates are more like sharing plates than individual meals which suited us. We were advised to get 2 plates each as well as starter dips served with packets of homemade flatbreads (on endless supply)

We shared HUMMOUS, EZMA (fresh Tomato, bell pepper, onion, parsley, chilli, sumac, pomegranate molasses), MOUTABLE (Smoked aubergine, tahini, garlic, olive oil and lemon) as well as a couple more. Together with the flatbreads, our tastebuds were awoken.

Main courses included the most delicious LAMB CHOPS, LAMB MESHWI with walnut harissa, FELAFEL, amazing KIBBEH (Bulgar wheat croquette with spinach) , COURGETTE & CHEESE MAN’OUSHEH (flatbread, courgette, halloumi, mascarpone, ricotta, roasted garlic oil, red  chilli) and portions of FATTOUSH (Baby gem, tomato, cucumber, radish, parsley, mint, croutons, sumac).

We chose a pleasant white house wine to accompany the meal and sampled the Lebanese lemonade which was tangy and refreshing.

A selection of BAKLAVA with a birthday candle ended off our meal .

The real surprise at the end was the bill which came to £150 for 6 people which reflected good value for money.

Another visit in the near future is on the cards🍽

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Heidi Greenstein

Keen foodie/ cook/baker/amateur food critic. I am a keen foodie who loves baking and cooking in my free time. Seeing people enjoy what I cook and bake enthuses me to do even more. I love trying out new restaurants and sharing the gems I find with family and friends. I travel as often as I can.

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