Middle Eastern Cuisine

Honey & Co restaurant moves to Bloomsbury

Honey & Co moves to Bloomsbury

By Joe Lutrario

Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer have found a new home for their Honey & Co Middle Eastern restaurant on Bloomsbury’s Lamb's Conduit Street.

Photo credit: Instagram (@marayrestaurants)

Maray heads to Manchester for biggest site yet

By James McAllister

Liverpool-based restaurant group Maray is expanding outside of its hometown for the first time later this year with a new site in Manchester that will be its biggest to date.

Morito Hackney launches live music night

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Morito Hackney launches live music night

By Joe Lutrario

Moro founders Sam and Sam Clark are to launch a live music night at their hackney restaurant Morito next week (14 September).

Ceru to close Soho site and open Levantine restaurant in Queensway

Ceru to swap Soho for Queensway

By Joe Lutrario

Levantine restaurant group Ceru has closed its Soho restaurant citing the pandemic and an unsympathetic landlord.

Alex Ghalleb to open Chameleon Israeli restaurant in Marylebone

Alex Ghalleb to open Chameleon in Marylebone

By Joe Lutrario

Alex Ghalleb is spearheading a multi-faceted restaurant venture within the grounds of a Grade I-listed former church that will include a restaurant headed by high profile Israeli chef Elior Balbul.

Middle Eastern promises: James Walters on Arabica King's Cross restaurant

Middle Eastern promises: James Walters on Arabica KX

By James McAllister

James Walters has opened a second incarnation of his Levantine-inspired restaurant concept Arabica. A lot has changed, but what remains is the chef’s determination to steadily evolve the brand.

Latest opening: Arabica KX second London site for James Walters' Levantine-inspired restaurant concept

Latest opening: Arabica KX

By James McAllister

James Walters has finally opened his second Arabica site in London, featuring a more freewheeling approach and an almost entirely new menu.

Latest opening: Bubala restaurant in Spitalfields

Latest opening: Bubala

By James McAllister

Following a series of successful pop ups and supper clubs, Middle Eastern-style vegetarian concept Bubala has opened its first permanent site on Spitalfields’ Commercial Street.

Haya restaurant to open in Notting Hill

Haya to open in Notting Hill

By James McAllister

Former Dinner by Heston Blumenthal chef Oren King is to oversee the kitchen at a new neighbourhood-style Mediterranean restaurant opening in London’s Notting Hill this September.

Arabica to open second restaurant

Arabica to open second restaurant

By James McAllister

Chef James Walters’ Levantine-inspired restaurant concept Arabica is to open a second London site in King’s Cross this September.

Eve Bugler Bababoom

How I Got Here: Eve Bugler

By Joe Lutrario

Eve Bugler founded specialist kebab restaurant Bababoom in Battersea in 2016 and launched a second site in Islington earlier this year.

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.


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