Harden's survey result
“Very good quality food” from across the Middle East – along with “especially great spiced cocktails” – is on the menu at this permanent Borough Market venue and its two-year-old King’s Cross offshoot in the Aga Khan Centre building, a stone’s throw from Coal Drops Yard. Self-taught chef James Walters has developed the business gradually over 20 years, from a stall selling Levantine snacks at markets and festivals via a regular Borough Market presence that graduated to a glass-fronted sit-down restaurant in 2014. He is looking to expand further.
“Outstandingly flavoursome Middle Eastern fare” is delivered “fast” – and with “warm and helpful service” – at this “lively and noisy” venue on the edge of foodie Borough Market. “Just the place after visiting the market stalls, or the Shard”. A second 100-seater site is planned to open in autumn 2019 in King’s Cross, but the menu will be quite a departure.
“The flavours are amazing” at this modern Levantine outfit on the edge of foodie Borough Market – it has a “real buzz about it” and is “good value” too.
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"Classic middle eastern cooking done very well in Borough Market (aka foodie heaven). Lovely hummus with spiced lamb and baba ganoush salad to get us going followed by chicken and pistachio shish. Friendly and efficient service."
"Visited on the back of the kit during lockdown and didn’t disappoint. Best hummus ever and the onion rice was something to behold. We’ll be back. "
|Wine per bottle||£24.00|
|Number of Diners:|
|Monday||12:30 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12:30 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12:30 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Thursday||12:30 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Friday||12:30 pm‑10:30 pm|
|Saturday||9 am‑10:30 pm|
|Sunday||9 am‑9 pm|