Grains of Paradise beer launch

There’s a new GOP in town, and that’s our new collaboration brew with Coalition Brewery. To celebrate the release of our beer, we threw a little party. We invited DJ BBQ to come and cook some posh kebabs with our own Josh Katz, and we were giving out bottles of GOP like there’s no tomorrow….

BERBER & Q @ WILDERNESS 2018

We went big and bold at this year’s Wilderness Festival. We lit the flames and brought the MADina into action for the first time. Expect to see this again next summer in a field near you…

DIRT. Wine list takeover

From our wine lists: ‘Let’s try a more imaginative way of picking the wine you’d like to drink with us. Instead of looking at its colour, look at its terroir. Would you like a wine from the mountains with a well balanced and refreshing acidity? Or maybe a bottle made from vines, deeply rooted in…

AWAN: Arab Women Artists Now

It goes without saying that artists in the Arab world are faced with extreme challenges when it comes to creating work, let alone displaying it. In the Middle East and North African regions, the promotion and preservation of culture are even more imperative than in many other places around the world, now, even more than…

New Spring Mezze

Over at Shawarma Bar, head chef Vicky has been working on some light bite additions to the menu just in time for that spring sunshine. Head over to Exmouth Market from March 1st to try them out for yourselves. Marinated white anchovies, crispy garlic Lamb kofte, mint yoghurt, filfel chuma butter Urfa beef carpaccio, radish, sorrel,…

OFF-MENU with Josh

It’s often assumed that Middle Eastern or North African food is my favourite type of cuisine. But the food I like to cook is not always my preferred choice of food I want to eat. It’s maybe because I spend so much time cooking food from the Middle East, that when the opportunity comes to…

DIRT. Wine List Takeover

Back in October 2017, our wine maestro Mattia Bianchi has launched DIRT. at Berber & Q Shawarma Bar, celebrating the diverse soil and climates in the wine world. Once a month Mattia took on two leading sommeliers from London and beyond, as they hunt in search of the best bottles from their chosen soil: Magma…

Luke’s Laffa Recipe

LAFFA, SPICY FENNEL SAUSAGE, SUMAC RANCH & FERMENTED CHILLIES This recipe will make 4 with some leftover bits to use wisely in the future. Fermented chillies Red chillies x 500g Prepare this a week before you want to make this recipe. Finely chop/slice or blitz in a food processor, then in a bowl weigh the…

Cocktail Recipe

  Recipe Here is how to make the Peach Habibi! I think this a great refreshing drink for summer days ahead. But before we start shaking cocktails there is a bit of prep to do first. Here is how to make the shrub. Peach & basil shrub: 6 peaches ½ bunch basil 1.5 cups of…