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Arabica Borough Market

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1473 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Middle Eastern

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Good Vegetarian Options
Arabica Food & Spice Company trade in their market stall, for bricks and mortar to launch a full-on 80 cover bar & restaurant, serving Levantine inspired food.

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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1473 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BEstirling
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tastey food, great cocktail list and lovely staff. Will definitely go back!

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EmilyT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere was wonderful. Our waitress was so friendly and helpful, super attentive and understanding. The food was divine and came out quickly, warm and fresh. Would highly recommend!

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JoMM
Gloucestershire
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice wine and wonderful friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended for any occasion. My fiancé and I went there to have a romantic weekend dinner and it was lovely. We’ll definitely come back and spread the words!

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TinaH
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Ordered the set menu which was good value, especially with a drink included. Food and service was good except 3 small things - the pizza was quite burnt when it came out, wasn’t a fan of the desserts and not much of a dessert person. Would be good if you could have the set menu with an option price without the desserts. Also, you have a 90 min slot so it was a bit rushed with the dessert time wise, if you had an option without I think it would feel more relaxed. But the food was good, ambience nice and friendly, helpful staff

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Twindales
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always good value and wonderful food you didn’t let me down this my second time at Arabica

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TessaC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulously fresh food in an interesting ‘under the arches’ venue. Listen to the trains rumbling overhead as you tuck in to tasty , perfectly cooked meze dishes .

Not cheap but why would it be ?

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KN10
London
24 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food, service obviously compromised at this time. It would be better to turn down the music to avoid people having to shout across the tables and increasing spray in the air...
would happily go back.

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MattS
London
19 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not the most extensive menu but some nice classics. If you like the Greek/Turkish crossover then this is for you. The wine list is quite pricey but they have a decent selection of drinks. the location is great but, thanks to the Covid restrictions, the staff are really up against it to get a couple of sittings in an evening. Not their fault at all but I've had more relaxing meals out.

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DanielJ
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal out. The food was lovely, really friendly service and overall a great evening out.

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ChloeM
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food! Love the place I’ll be back as soon as we are allowed!

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Daniel
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great selection of vegterian food, as well as meat based dishes. Particularly impressed with the mesaures introduced for Covid.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food! Fantastic service and super safe Covid precautions!

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AaJG
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nothing was too much trouble, food delicious, service excellent. Will def return.

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KarenP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food that came promptly. Waiting staff very attentive

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LesleyW
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, as usual. Quality is good every time we go, and lovely staff

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TajM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Relaxed, unpretentious and welcoming, plenty of choice on menus.

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vipHelen
London
29 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having not been "out/out" much I wanted to make it count and they really did.
Fabulous food, wonderful service without being intrusive, a great wine list and an epic looking cocktail menu we only discovered as we were leaving - we will definitely be back

NP
NPDreview
London
13 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a return visit and our first post Covid, felt safe on arrival with hand sanitizer by the door and temperatures checked.
Food has always been good and this was no exception. Coffee also excellent.
Will be back.

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Yinvincible
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, and prompt service. Complimentary bread. Only downside was that the noise level could be quite loud

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LondonNative
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Shame the tables are so rushed - 1hr 30 not enough, more like a fast food restaurant.
Best to visit with people you don’t like very much as you’ll be turfed out pretty quickly.

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NickyR
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A firm favourite with guaranteed tasty food and brilliant service.

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visitress
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

nice atmosphere, I thought this place doesn't serve alcohol but actually they do alongside Halal food..

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ZoeJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food and atmosphere. Recommend chicken/pistachio. Service was good too - staff were attentive.

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AnnaT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, really good cocktails. Best taramasalata I've ever had!

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VictoriaK
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and great to return to see how they are doing in these difficult times. Food still as good as ever, service excellent, and all regulations being observed.

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AnnaM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, friendly staff, nice decor, really enjoyed the evening.

RP
RenaP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant, great menu with a couple of quirks and tasty food.

EM
EmmaM
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and lovely staff; ideal for meeting friends, a date or even a solo outing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent select of food and great sserviicee.

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helene
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always delicious will be back very soon, highly recommended

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Melghhkhjl
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and wine. But wasn’t happy with service. I am unable to wear a face mask and was challenged and asked to provide proof by two members of staff which isn’t required.

MF
MaralF
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Really good service and ambience especially during these challenging times.
Food was good overall but neither exceptional nor memorable. The fattoush and taboulleh were both disappointing and needed more lemon and olive oil.

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vipmlturn
London
16 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend and I went for the set menu. Portions were a good size and all the food delicious. We ended up taking lots of leftovers home. Service was good, friendly but not in your face. Wine was on the pricey side.

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VickyS
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really delicious food, very well managed in terms of social distancing and covid protocols. Felt self but there was still a nice atmosphere.

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Julia
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and service. Would definitely recommend

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RachelB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Really helpful service and very organised and clear around Covid rules. Great experience. Will definitely go back.

DC
DaphneC
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of my favourite spots for incredible cocktails and amazing food.

KG
KayG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Already recommended this place to a friend. Great food.

JS
JoanneS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner with amazing food. It was busy but had very strict COVID measures were in placs

FAQs

Arabica Borough Market does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Arabica Borough Market is rated 4.5 stars by 1473 OpenTable diners.

Arabica Borough Market does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.arabicalondon.com/collections/shop-vouchers/products/dining-voucher.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.