The first stand-alone project from Israeli-born chef Eran Tibi (formerly of Ottolenghi, Made in Camden and Zest@JW3) aims to bring a flavour of Tel Aviv cafe culture to Southwark. Open from 9 January 2017, this spot features an open kitchen, bar and all-day cafe downstairs, with a finer dining restaurant upstairs.
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Bala Baya Restaurant Diner Reviews
"This newcomer has hit the ground running. I know that small plate cuisine is very fashionable now, but Bala Baya stands out in that crowd. An example - Lamb neck, quince, Persian dumplings, young pecorino - it tastes even better than it sounds and there are many more besides; and as for the desserts, Burnt Babka which is stewed plums "smeared" with chocolate and hazelnut spread alongside caramelised pecans and whisked anglaise, is worth the visit on it's own. And the service was almost as good as the cuisine !!! Michael East"
Arch 25, Old Union Yard Arches, 229 Union Street, London, SE1 0LR
Mon - Fri noon - 11.30 pm; Sat 10.30 am - 4 pm, 6 pm - 11.30 pm; Sun 10.30 am - 5 pm
Last orders: Mon - Sat 11.30 pm; Sun 5 pm