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
I had wanted to go for a while and when I finally did I wasn't amazed. Perhaps my expectations were too high or the mezes we chose weren't fantastic.
It's decent food but not value for money!
We went for lunch, had a reservation but it felt very rushed as the place was very busy. All in all it was nice but I wouldn't rush back.more
So glad this place had a table for two free last night when we walked in. I hadn't heard of this place but it was so good. The feta dip & aubergine are a must try for anyone new to the restaurant. Other highlights were the kibeh & the lamb belly.
Their G&Ts were spot on too.
It had a lovely atmosphere & the staff were attentive & helpful.more
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
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