RestaurantsLondonClerkenwellEC1R

survey result

Summary

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The tang of Tel Aviv-meets-North African tastes infuse the lipsmacking charcoal-grilled meats (and also the veg) at Josh Kat’s Haggerston railway arch, which is mostly a walk-in style place (though there are a few tables for bookings). But, in fact, it’s the more recent Exmouth Market spin-off that inspires more feedback nowadays: “Having Shawarma Bar in the title might make it sound like a kebab-shop but, it’s actually an unassumingly intimate restaurant, with great sharing plates and grill dishes that don’t break the bank”. And “it really punches above its weight in terms of the seriously delicious Israeli/Eastern Mediterranean dishes it turns out (the rotisserie chicken is amazing) complemented by an exciting, low-intervention wine list”.

Summary

£51
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The Tel Aviv-style spit-roasted chicken and lamb, mezze and hummus is “cheap, but very tasty” at this excellent two-year-old Exmouth Market offshoot of Josh Katz’s Berber & Q. Primarily walk-in, but you can book for bigger groups.

Summary

£47
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Perfectly formed Middle Eastern cuisine”, revolving around spit-roasted chicken and lamb, is the focus at this new Exmouth Market venue from Hackney’s Berber & Q, which “punches well above its weight”. “Although it caters to carnivores, it’s also a vegetarian paradise”. “Shame you can’t reserve a table”.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£5.00 £16.00 £5.50 £5.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £2.20
Extras  
Bread £1.50
Service 10.00%
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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