Taking up a permanent residency in Borough Market following its stint as a street food stall, James Walters’ Arabica Bar and Kitchen will serve authentic and modern dishes inspired by the Eastern Mediterranean. Try the likes of vegetable mezze and kofta accompanied by Levantine-inspired cocktails. Opens in June.
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Arabica Bar and Kitchen
3 Rochester Walk
Borough MarketBoroughLondonSE1 9AF
We were looking for somewhere to eat near London Bridge and stopped at Arabica, which is a Middle Eastern tapas restaurant right next to Borough Market. I think this is one of those places which is either a bit meh or amazing depending on what you order, so do ask your server for recommendations! I certainly preferred the dishes our waitress chose.
I wasn't blown away by the aubergine dip or...more
Amongst quite a few mezze and tapas style restaurants is Arabica in London Bridge. A stone's throw away from Lobos (Spanish), Padella (Italian) and Brindisa (Spanish), Arabica similarly focuses on sharing plates in an informal and vibrant setting.
On a Monday, you may expect it not have picked up the pace yet. We were wrong. The place was busy, but we managed to get squeezed into a corner...more
The food is a kind of middle eastern tapas style. You will probably need to order 3 to 4 plates for a meal. Adding all of that up, it's a little on the expensive side.
The food is very flavorful and tasty. Lots of seating is available.more
We came to Arabica with friends on a Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago. It was really busy so it was good that we had a booking. The best way to describe the food is Middle Eastern tapas, we ordered around 6 dishes for four of us and then had dessert, it was the perfect amount of food. Of the dishes we sampled, I really liked the roasted pumpkin freeke and the fried aubergine with minced...more
I really like this place, because of the fun variety. There are so many options that are vegetarian and it actually could get a little overwhelming. We had an incredible waitress who helped us navigate the menu. We were three hungry girls, so we ordered a lot of different things and just shared.
Not gonna lie, it got pretty expensive and the portions are not big, but everything I ate was...more