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…

Warm up this weekend with a piping hot pan of Shakshuka! 🌶🍅🍳 . Only available at brunch, 11-3pm Saturday & Sunday. 😋 . 📸 @tomsdinner (at Berber & Q)

We threw a Pita Party…

For the second year now, we invited some great chefs from the London food scene, and asked them to create their perfect pita. Each week a different guest pita was on the menu at Shawarma Bar, and on Sunday 4th February we threw a Pita Party where guestd had a chance to try all four…

Feasting at The Grill House

Yes, we are still predominantly a no reservation restaurant. We’ve always liked the idea of you guys just rocking up and getting a table. However, we know there can be a little bit of a wait sometimes before you can get stuck into your meat trays, and we’d hate for people to be discouraged from…

OFF-MENU with Josh

ARIANA II, 241 Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, London NW6 7JN One of my favourite joints in London is the Afghan restaurant Ariana II in Kilburn. It’s their second restaurant, the original hailing from the upper West side of Manhattan. It always seemed like a strange choice of location for the second outpost to me. Even…