Arabica Bar & Kitchen
Our dearly loved bare brick Victorian railway arch is home to our first restaurant in the heart of Borough Market – where our journey started way back in the early Noughties as ‘Market Traders’. Join us at the polished concrete bar to watch our chefs at work and linger over a Levantine-inspired cocktail, or hunker down in one of our banquettes for a middle-eastern inspired feast.
Atmospheric at any time of day with the lively bustle of market life and a soundtrack to lift your spirit – we’ll be serving our signature breakfast with Workshop coffee, a vibrant array of colourful meze and small plates, flatbreads from the clay oven and gently spiced meats from the charcoal grill.
A convivial place for family, friends, or solo enjoyment, anytime of day.
9 of us went for a Birthday dinner .We had a very good time and the food and drinks were enjoyed by all.
Really lovely restaurant. Just the right size and a great selection of food that suited both a meat eater and a vegan. I can really recommend the fish kebab and also rice dishes. I will come again.
Love this place - warm welcome on the door, great service, fab food.
We appreciate you taking the time to share your dining experience! Our Levantine inspired hospitality and cuisine upholds everything we do at Arabica. It seems we hit all the right notes during your visit. We hope to welcome you again soon for another wonderful meal! Kind Regards, Jon
Good food but small portions than your usual tapas places and very expensive
Nasim, Thank you for sharing this feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed our Levantine -inspired cuisine. The sizes of the dishes are indeed smaller , but they are in keeping with our Levantine-inspired mezze concept of convivial dining with small sharing plates. Our price points are reflective of only the best, finely sourced ingredient. We also find them actually competitive for our bustling Borough Market location. We hope to welcome you again soon! Kind Regards, Jon
The food was not as fresh as before. Two dishes, I would say was reheated. I am not impressed.
Josey, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at Arabica. I do apologise that the food did not live up to your standards. Did you share this with captain during your visit? We are always willing to remake a dish that is not satisfactory. Furthermore, I can assure you- we will never reheat a dish. All food is delivered and made fresh, daily, in our open concept kitchen. I hope that you give us another chance to rectify this experience. Kind Regards, Jon
As always just perfect - quite busy on a Friday night but inevitably charming,buzzy, perfect food, and those saffron gin & tonics are just gorgeous - taste, scent, colour
Thank you for this gracious review! We think you captured our convivial atmosphere eloquently! We are delighted that you were able to sample our Saffron G&T- it is indeed a unique offering which pairs excellently with our intricate dishes. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind Regards, Jon
Quality as always !! The “go to” place every time we visit London
Many thanks for sharing! We are thrilled that Arabica is your dining destination in London! We can't wait to welcome you back again when you're in town next. Kind Regards, Jon
Great service, fantastic flavours and combinations of food. Amazing saffron cocktail!!
Sarah, Thanks for this kind review. We couldn't ask for a better way to describe our convivial style of dining! We are also pleased that you were able to savour our Persiana cocktail - It is a unique creation from our genius bar team. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best Regards, Jon
£100 for lunch between four after being told it was tapas so we over ordered. Everything covered in yoghurt and pomegranate. Bland and unappetising. The only nice bit was the lamb kebab. Even the veggie at the table was unimpressed. All four agreed we wouldn’t go back.
Sara, We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. I apologise that the menu may not have been communicated properly to you. Did you advise your captain about any bland dishes? We are always willing to make a new dish right away. Furthermore, I can assure that we have plenty of options without yogurt or pomegranate- and are always willing to withhold them from any dishes that do contain them. I hope we can tempt you back to give our other dishes a chance. Kind Regards, Jon
We found this place a few months ago and decided it was special enough to have a second lunch there 3 months later, as a treat a few days before returning to Australia. Didn't want to miss out so we booked a table online the day before. Upon arrival our table was already occupied, instead of our booked table in the front section, we were offered one outside which we did not want, and were given the table outside the toilet. And yes the toilets did smell, every time the door opened, which was often. Not impressed. The food was good, not cheap but high quality. What should have been a great celebration to end our holiday turned into a great disappointment. Not sure if we'll go back next time.
Deb, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are happy that you decided to visit us again and apologise that this visit didn't live up to the first one. It seems that booking mistake was on our part - we aim to give guests that pre-book the best tables available. Your feedback is important to us and we will use it to improve our reservation allocations. We hope that this does not hinter you from returning on your next visit to London to give us another chance.
Really delicious food and very attentive service. Will definitely be back!
Thank you for this gracious review! Our Levantine-inspired cuisine and hospitality are at the heart of our culture - we are delighted that they made your visit so great! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Jon
2nd time I have been there. Still good but not as good as last time.
Nice place if you enjoy sharing dishes. We were a bit unlucky with our waiter. Rest of staff seemed nice.
Danny, I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. At Arabica, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our service- therefore, your experience is extremely valuable to us . As service is a pillar to our core values, we should have done better. If you're willing to give us another chance, i'll be sure to a senior waiter takes care of you! Please feel free to contact me personally and i'll reserve you a great table. Kind Regards, Jon
We booked Arabica because it was our wedding anniversary and, as ever, had a lovely time. The staff were great, food delicious and the wine recommendation just perfect. Thank you!
Lynn, It is so great to hear that you enjoyed your special occasion with us! As we push the have the best hospitality, we're delighted to know that the wine and food were paired so well by our captains. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind Regards, Jon
Friendly and helpful waiter, great food and a fantastic evening.
Went there for a get together in London with a friend
Delicious food and a lively, friendly atmosphere. The staff were lovely. Great location for checking out the market.
Great food and good service. Had a hard time understanding the waitress as she spoke very fast, but apart from that it was a fab evening.
Food and service was great. However, the mains were a little.too.small.
Sime was good, some was bad.
Fabulous fresh food. Good service. Well situated. What more could you want?
Lovely food and drinks, the only downside was that I feel it slightly too expensive for the tapas style plates.
Tasty small plates served with a smile. We found the bread a little disappointingly dry (crucial for dipping into all the lovely dips!) and definitely on the pricier side. Soft serve desserts were made for Instagram but fell slightly below expectations of the promised flavours. Layout of the restaurant is on the cosy side.
Momo, We truly appreciate you sharing your experience at Arabica, Borough Market. We apologise that our bread and desserts did not live up to your expectation during this visit. As we are consistently looking for ways to improve, your feedback helps us to enhance each step of service. Nonetheless, we are thrilled that you enjoyed the rest of your dishes, delivered by a friendly captain. We hope that you give us another chance whenever you're in the area! Kind Regards, Jon
My first time at this restaurant and I will definitely be going back there! I loved the variety in the food, it was all well presented and delicious. The service was excellent and the overall experience great. I would recommend you give this place a try, if you like Middle Eastern cuisine.
Fabulous tasty food and excellent service. Highly recommended.
Great restaurant, lovely staff, tasty food and value for money. Fun atmosphere
Delicious food,great location just all round great. Love it, cant wait to eat there again soon
Food is great, small portions though. Tables are small outside too small for group of 3.
First time here. Won’t be our last. Waiter was really lovely and food was as delicious
We were surprised by the quality of the food, every single dish we ordered (and they were about 9 of them due to the sharing concept) was really good. Prices for Aperol Spritz are a little high in comparison to the food prices but equally yummy. We'll be happy to be back.
Wide choice, also for veggies. Lovely dishes to share. Good, fast service. Would go there again.
One of my favourite places to eat in London.
Light, delicious and fresh tasting.... three of us chose a mix of dishes, hot and cold, meat and veg. The staff is very allergy-aware, asking before you order, if you have any allergies, and then drawing a line through items you should not choose. Intrusive? Not if you have a serious allergy. Good to know they know their ingredients . Thank you!
Lovely fresh food. Staff are friendly and helpful. Highly recommend
A good place to meet in Borough market. In our group we had meat eaters, vegans, non-dairy and all were happy!
This is a fab restaurant right in the heart of Borough Market but with a relaxed atmosphere. Food is mezze style and very varied. It was hard to choose as it all looked very tempting but everything we ordered was delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend.
Amazing food as always and so fresh ! Great menu and great for anyone with a vegan diet too. The flat breads are my favourite !
Very noisy, hard to hear my family talking. Food was very good.
The food was very nice and served quite quickly. The only issue I had was the drinks. The cocktail menu was all a bit strange and for £8 you got a very small glass. I asked for a coke which they didn't serve.
It also took us 15 minutes to find the restaurant, the signage needs to be improved.
Great meal, lovely vibe and very friendly staff who couldn't have been more helpful, thank you. One small issue was a table of men who were very loud and this did impact.
Would definitely come back and recommend, thank you.
Great food, not cheap, but really lovely, good atmosphere.