Arabica Bar & Kitchen

Cafés, bars & restaurants, Street food

Housed in a brick-lined railway arch, this open plan restaurant specialises in Levantine-inspired food: a dazzling array of vegetable mezze, fish and rare-breed meat grilled over charcoal, stone baked breads and pastries. Owner James Walters notched up more than 14 years’ experience importing and producing Middle Eastern specialities for his Borough Market stall before opening this convivial restaurant, designed to encourage the easy pleasures of shared food and conversation. A street cart continues to serve a range of mezze, pastries and ingredients outside on Market days, as well as the stall’s famous falafel and chicken shawarma wraps.