Middle Eastern Cuisine

Bababoom Islington

Latest opening: Bababoom Islington

By Joe Lutrario

Kebab specialist Bababoom has chosen Islington's Upper Street for its second location following success in Battersea.

ROVI Sami Tamimi

Sami Tamimi on ROVI, 'waste' ingredients and Ottolenghi

By Joe Lutrario

Chef restaurateurs Sami Tamimi and Yotam Ottolenghi opened their first restaurant in six years late last month. Located in Fitzrovia, ROVI serves a vegetable-centric menu that explores fermentation and cooking over fire.

Tony Kitous' strategy is based on making Lebanese food more accessible and less 'ethnic'

Business Profile: Comptoir Libanais

By Joe Lutrario

Tony Kitous is on a mission to bring Lebanese food to the high street and believes that the shawarma has what it takes to one day oust the burrito and the burger. 

Josh Katz (r) is opening Berber&Q with Mattia Bianchi (l)

Josh Katz to launch Berber & Q in spring 2015

By Carina Perkins

Former Ottolenghi chef Josh Katz will open his first restaurant in Haggerston next spring – a Middle Eastern and North African grill house inspired by his travels across London, Marrakesh, Istanbul, Tel Aviv and New York.

Cookhouse Joe aims to offer traditional Lebanese food in a more contemporary manner

Cookhouse Joe launches new Soho site

By Lauren Houghton

Contemporary Lebanese restaurant Cookhouse Joe launched a new Soho site in London’s Dean Street yesterday (2 June).

The 230-capacity venue is now open after a soft launch period on Curzon Street

Mamounia Lounge doubles up in the capital

By Luke Nicholls

Mamounia Lounge, the Middle Eastern restaurant, cocktail bar and ‘late-night den’ in Knightsbridge, has opened a sister site on Curzon Street in Mayfair.