Taking up a permanent residency in Borough Market following its stint as a street food stall, James Walters’ Arabica Bar and Kitchen serves dishes inspired by the Eastern Mediterranean. Try the likes of vegetable mezze and kofta accompanied by Levantine-inspired cocktails.
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Arabica Bar and Kitchen
3 Rochester Walk
Borough MarketBoroughLondonSE1 9AF
- Public transport:
- London Bridge, Underground
Have tried this place twice now and been really disappointed both times. I've had a few of the dishes: Chicken Shish, mussels, fattoush, hummus and sea bass. Biggest gripe is the portion sizes. They are absolutely tiny and really poor value for money given the prices they are charging.
With Borough Market next door (these guys actually have a stall which is much better value), there are...more
Food was good, but service was slow and distracted. Not sure if they are too busy, but if they can't handle a full Friday service, something is wrong..more
Being a bit of a snob about Lebanese food (having grown up on it) we tried Arabica spontaneously with the expectation of disappointment. Reheated flat breads. Stale falafel etc etc. Pleased to say Arabica is the real deal. It was excellent. Za'aatar perfect. Epic pide with well balanced butternut squash, hazelnut and cheese. Fatoush a little too weighted towards Pita but that made me...more
A lively vibe, fuss free service and great Middle Eastern flavors makes Arabica a fantastic spot to spend the evening.
To drink, I had the Hibiscus Quencher and it was zesty and very refreshing. The husband had the Ayran, a cooling yogurt drink that was perfect for a hot summer evening. They also have an extensive wine & spirits list.
The menu comprises of Spanish tapas style sharing small...more