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Arabica Kings Cross

4.4
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152 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Middle Eastern

Top tags:

Good Vegetarian Options
Casual
Our new restaurant is housed in a ground floor corner of the Limestone clad Aga Khan Centre building, designed by world renowned, Pritzker prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki. Our outside terrace faces the grassy meadow of Lewis Cubitt Walk and the hotly anticipated Persian-inspired Jellicoe Gardens due for completion in November 2020 by multi-award winning landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 152 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Derek
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely time at the restaurant- food was amazing, decent portions and excellent drinks.
Great service too - can’t really fault anything.

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nataliet
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were attentive, food fresh and flavoursome- would really recommended

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NiamhM
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday celebration in a favourite restaurant. Food great, as ever. Charming service and smooth sailing with Covid-compliant rules. Thanks for a great evening

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CharlieCatt
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on the terace which was very pleasant. Hummus and Taramasalata were amazing, as was the Pomegranite Margarhita. Will definitely go back very soon.

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TheChops
London
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really good pandemic protocols. Food was great and service was good. Would go back.

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JodyB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food, friendly staff - what more could you ask for!

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Happydiner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Been here twice now - both times the 4 people in our group loved all the dishes. Particularly liked the Berbere spiced cauliflower, the mushroom & truffle man'ousheh and the halloumi with watermelon.

This recent visit 25/07 was under the new COVID19 regulations. Everything was excellently managed. They took our temperature on arrival and we were politely asked to wear face masks when not at our table. I liked this - or should I say think it's a sensible request and no bother to customers.

Will be back there - a nice location especially on a sunny day.

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Dominic
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

of the food I ordered it couldn’t be faulted, it was really good.. The waiting staff was friendly, attentive and informative. Due to covid it was a slightly odd atmosphere so will come back when normal. It is definitely on the more expensive side of dining for a casual lunch, but that’s subjective I suppose.

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CamdenGuy
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant, 4.5 star in my opinion (I am fussy about giving five stars) , great food good amiance what is not to like. Definitelt worth a visit and I will be back. Meal for two with drinks and service was £100 which I think is very fair given the quality of the food.

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RichardT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Gorgeous food in a friendly setting topped off with a surprisingly good bottle of Lebanese wine.

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vipLiamS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was good,, nice staff but the food was average and a bit over priced.

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FionaD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, friendly waiters, good selection of gin, what’s not to like ?

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vipMelV
London
12 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good and service excellent, friendly and unrushed.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the food very tasty.
Though the restaurant was quite busy, the service was very caring. We made a mistake when ordering one of the dishes, but they were very happy to change it with no fuss at all.

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MirM
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food, one of my favourites in the area

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AndreaP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and each venue has its own signature dish. Cocktails are great and the service is always impeccable

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Marymay
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Arabica is consistantly high quality and they pair this with innovative cocktails. The staff are really aware of dealing with dietary requirements and given the great range of gluten free and vegan options here it's fast become my go to restaurant to meet friends as it has something for everyone. Super tasty and healthy!

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JonY
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good, will go back for sure!!!

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Silvia
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty mezzes and the staff was friendly.
A bit dissapoited by the fish shish that lacked flavor and that I expected to be charcoal grilled, not just tender as if it had been steamed.

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FionaL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mouthwatering menu, great food (& cocktails) & service - will be back!

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Jess
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was lovely but booked table for my birthday and was a bit rushed to finish after 2 hours which wasn't enough time to finish our drinks which we'd been offered. Met up with friends who I rarely see for special treat and don't wish to be hurried. Apart from that great place!

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MauroP
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service (the lady with red hair at the King's Cross restaurant was lovely!); excellent food. the place is gorgeous and definitely worth coming back

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LarissaZ
Heidelberg
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good atmosphere and food. The service was quick and the manager came at the end and asked about our favourite dish and if everything was fine. Would definitely go back!

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vipgodot
London
11 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic !

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Annemarie
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific place for an exciting meal in intimate setting

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Ambience
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Sadly not as good as Arabica at Borough Market, the food just did not have the flavours that we had
enjoyed in our visits to the original branch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having eaten at the Borough Market branch a few times we thought we’d give the new Kings Cross branch a try. We sat at the bar and shared five dishes all of which were delicious. The service was excellent and the two barmen were chatty and friendly whilst being constantly on the go making cocktails and preparing drinks. There’s a different more modern feel to this branch compared to Borough Market but we really like them both! Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great cocktails. The best atmosphere and loved every dish

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Dang
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went here for my small birthday dinner after work with a couple of friends and it was the perfect little restaurant. The decor looked amazing as soon as we stepped in. The staff were very professional and quick with their service. The food was great for sharing. I had the lamb cutlet which I would definitely come back for.

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munchbunch
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious and the waitress was super helpful and friendly. Will be back.

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TristanP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family, kid evening over there. Perfect service and amazing food, I would recommend and definitely be back

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HannahA
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Too expensive per dish for amount of food but it was tasty

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to Arabica for more than 5 years, the new location is as good as the original

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vipKieranM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, really varied menu of interesting dishes. The service was great; out waitress was very attentive and helpful and the head chef checked in with us a couple of times to see how we were enjoying our food which was a nice touch. Highly recommended.

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FrankS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Helpful knowledgeable & accommodating staff even on the busiest of evenings. Food tasty & well served.
Well worth a visit.

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KirstenB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, wonderful food and much better ambiance than the London Bridge branch!

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vipSofia
London
22 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food at arabica and it’s so reasonably priced, with lots of vegan options! Great wine selection and amazing cocktails. Plus a lovely friendly service sat at the bar, loved it all!

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LeonM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was good enough, waitresses were friendly & welcoming.
The starts we had (fritters & haloumi) were very nice & quite a bit better than the main dishes (lamb in a pot, fish with potatoes). Bit pricey considering the lower quality of the mains dishes we had in my opinion.

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RuthS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food. We had the set lunch and, despite having been told we needed three to four dishes each, the three dishes each (which we then shared) were more than enough. I look forward to exploring the menu further next time.

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I visited Arabica Tuesday evening for a meal. When we arrived we were greeted by a very welcoming member of staff and seated immediately. The food choices were brilliant, catering for a variety of diets. We ordered several dishes and they were all delightful. Personal favourite would be the Babaganoush Man’ousheh! Wonderful restaurant and wouldnt hesitate to visit again

FAQs

Arabica Kings Cross does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Arabica Kings Cross also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3747 4422.

Arabica Kings Cross is rated 4.4 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.