Think 1960s Beirut meets 21st century London. Arabica Bar & Kitchen serves Levantine inspired food from a restaurant in the heart of bustling Borough Market.
The market is the spiritual home and birthplace of Arabica. Founder James started out at Borough Market, armed with little more than a cool box over 14 years ago and began selling a small range of mezze from an 8ft trestle table.
In the restaurant, expect to find long lists of vegetable focused mezze, rare-breed meat andfish cooked over single variety English charcoal as well as stone baked pastries, interweaving authentic classics with modern dishes inspired by the sun drenched shores of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Determined not to lose touch with their market roots, Arabica Bar and Kitchen will showcase a range of mezze, pastries and ingredients from a new street cart and will continue serving falafel and Label Anglais chicken shawarma wraps outside on market days.
Drink Levantine inspired cocktails curated by Geoff Robinson (of Experimental Cocktail Club) and wines chosen by specialist, Zeren Wilson (of Bitten & Written).