Arabica Kings Cross

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143 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Middle Eastern

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Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
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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What 143 People Are Saying
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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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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
3 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

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Sally
London
20 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super food. We ordered too much. The mains are quite big as are the sides.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and buzzy atmosphere. Only wish they had warned us that ordering porterhouse steak was going to add nearly £100 to the bill which was extortionate and definitely an unnecessary expensive. We’d certainly go back but would stick to the main menu rather than the specials which are left discreetly ‘un-priced’ which is not something we’d fall for again.

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LukeP
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service would definitely recommend to friends

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CedricR
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

First time in the KingsX branch and our experience wasn't as good as in the Borough Market one. We were seated under a speaker and the music was so loud that we had to ask to be moved to another table. Most of what we ordered was good apart from the lamb chops which were hard and chewy and the mushroom Man'ousheh which had way too much truffle oil and so it was very sickly.
Also, something needs to be done with the wine storage: one doesn't serve a strong red wine (14.5%) cold!
The service was however excellent, the waiter was really friendly and efficient.

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Mojo
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection of food and the potions work well for 2ppl. Service is great.

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SuperArabica
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great restaurant! Staff are really friendly and the atmosphere is really happy with lots of different age groups. I love it and have been twice in 8 days

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vipSimbalina
London
17 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food. Requested a booth which was perfect for group of five of us. Service was fine at first but after the main food we were forgotten about and pudding and coffee took ages. Overall we had fun and we would all return.

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AnnaC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is amazing but the portions are too small to share for the price. The service was good, but one of the manager after less then 1.30 hour approached us to say that they need it the table in 20 minutes, when there were lots of tables empty. He was rude in his manners.

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Sonia
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bon . Recettes élaborées . Très bon rapport qualité prix

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