NYE 18 – The MADina

After our Wilderness extravaganza last summer, we decided to bring The MADina back for NYE. For one night only, the the arch looked like a stand at Jamaa El Fna in Marrakech, our favourite city. There were smoke, fez hatz, masks and more… See you on the 31/12/19 ??

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….

DIRT. 2018

This November Mattia Bianchi is bringing DIRT. back to Berber & Q Shawarma Bar in Exmouth Market, celebrating the diverse soil and climates in the wine world. DIRT. stays away from the usual tastings, masterclasses or winemakers dinners format – it’s something more fun, exciting, dynamic and accessible. That’s why DIRT. is the opposite of anything you’ve seen…

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…