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Harden's says

Born from a meal delivery business, the mini-version of The Barbary has a real home right next door in the premises previously occupied by Jacob the Angel (RIP).

survey result

Summary

£49
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “fab, tiny little counter bar” next door to its grown-up sibling in Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden, offers “superb” Middle Eastern/Moroccan food accompanied by biodynamic wines. “Sooo sad they stopped doing breakfast!”. The site’s previous occupant was the much-loved Jacob the Angel (RIP).

Summary

£45
   ££
4
Very Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

On the minuscule Covent Garden site that was Jacob The Angel (RIP), this “cheek-by-jowl café” serves similar North African-inspired small plates to the neighbouring mothership. “The bill for the admittedly good food racks up”, though, and some feel it’s “not good enough value, considering you can hear your fellow diners chewing and you’re fighting for elbow room”.

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£5.00 £14.30 £8.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 15.00%
16a Neal's Yard, London, WC2H 9DP
Opening hours
Monday5 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday5 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday5 pm‑11 pm
Thursday5 pm‑11 pm
Friday5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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