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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”.
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.
“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”.
From Hackney’s Berber & Q founders, Josh & Paul Katz and Mattia Bianchi, this Exmouth Market shawarma bar specialising in slow cooked, spit-roasted lamb and Middle Eastern-style rotisserie chicken opened post-survey in June 2016.
|Wine per bottle||£29.00|
|Monday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:30 pm|