Arabica Borough Market

4.5
1503 Reviews
£26 to £40
Middle Eastern

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Good Vegetarian Options
Our dearly loved bare brick Victorian railway arch is home to our first restaurant in the heart of Borough Market – where our journey started way back in the early Noughties as ‘Market Traders’. Join us at the polished concrete bar to watch our chefs at work and linger over a Levantine-inspired cocktail, or hunker down in one of our banquettes for a middle-eastern inspired feast.

Atmospheric at any time of day with the lively bustle of market life and a soundtrack to lift your spirit – we’ll be serving our signature breakfast with Workshop coffee, a vibrant array of colourful meze and small plates, flatbreads from the clay oven and gently spiced meats from the charcoal grill.

A convivial place for family, friends, or solo enjoyment, anytime of day

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1503 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sarah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Overall food was fab and very good value and took into consideration a nut allergy. However service could do with work. Arrived 10 minutes early with multiple free tables for 2 clearly available outside. We were told our table would be 10 minutes. Then we asked if we could sit at a table beside a heater to which we were told no, those tables were booked. But again that wasn’t the case and the table next to us moved immediately to a heated table when I was told we would be moved when one became free. All tables outside are tall and on a slope so you also feel very off balance and like you could fall any moment. And because all tables are tall it’s not wheelchair friendly

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Emma
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food, served by 2 lovely ladies. I think they were both new, and were very attentive and lovely people.

Thanks for a great experience, finally catching up with a friend after a long 6 months.

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JoZeohus
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The food is always great and such a nice place to go with friends

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great food but the bar tables are too high, making eating difficult and slightly uncomfortable.

The service was slow and we had to ask to be served several times.

Otherwise the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great as always but this time my request for baby chair was ignored and staff didn’t prepare for that even though I left the note whilst making reservation. Waitress ordered us a wrong plate but that was quickly sorted out. Lovely staff. Cozy place, will come back again.
The rest was great!

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LeandriK
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really stunning and delicious. Great cocktails and small plates

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MahrukhH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a lovely restaurant with friendly staff and delicious food!

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vipcaralindab
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Top marks to the very helpful lady on the door... she sorted us out and we had a lovely evening. Thank you . Plus sone of the best calamari i ever tasted

JO
JaimeeO
London
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food and good value. Would definitely recommend to others.

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AnushiyaR
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing! delicious and flavoursome and the service was wonderful!

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MichaelT
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food at a reasonable price but very noisy. Squid was exceptional

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annettec
London
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and amazing service! Will definitely be back and will recommend to friends!

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KS1234
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and food. Very attentive service.

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George
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall1food5service3ambience3

The food was good, but no heaters outside. YOU NEED TO INVEST IN SOME HEATERS. Also when we arrived we were told to just sit on any table we want to outside, felt a bit impersonal. Waiter was good, but service was slow especially at the end of the meal waiting for plates to be cleared, in the cold.

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KatieN
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Was great food and atmosphere - at times the waiter was over attentive

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annief
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, drinks and service at Arabica! Thanks!

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Kevin
London
33 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here. Well looked after & the food was amazing

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FrancescoC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst dinner I have had in London in six years. Very disappointing.

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Alice
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, helpful and friendly staff. And more importantly amazing food.

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NinaP
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was okay, sat outside and they had heating lamps above but they did not switch them on which was very annoying. When I got there at 18:30 the majority of the menu had been crossed out as they were sold out, as a vegetarian there was around 4 dishes I could eat. It was also quite expensive for small dishes so was not value for money, I left hungry.
Overall I would not go back.

KH
KateH
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food delicious, service great. Highly recommend!

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JordanL
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best hummus I’ve ever eaten! Really nice atmosphere and beef shish was delicious!

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MichelleM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and helpful service. Beef shish is a must. Falafel is also divine, and those batatas!!

EB
EmBee
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Really fresh ingredients, cleanly presented. Wines delicious and a corker of a negroni. Staff were a little officious, although unsurprisingly as we are in the age of COVID.

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Anon
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Catered for my coeliac needs. Def will visit again. Amazing good, service and ambience.

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anitac
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and incredibly friendly service. A really nice place to be too. Will definitely return.

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JamesC
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, really tasty - good value. Service was amazing, our waiter was awesome and gave great recommendations. Lovely cocktails. Can’t recommend enough

KH
KateH
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food. I love this place so much! Staff were amazing too.

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Raquel
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good experience . Good flavoursome and varied menu. Would have liked more variety of drinks. Service was slow to start but overall very good. Would def recommend the octopus

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RiccardoM
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Was a really nice evening, but a bit disappointed because there aren’t falafel in the menu .

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BEstirling
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tastey food, great cocktail list and lovely staff. Will definitely go back!

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EmilyT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere was wonderful. Our waitress was so friendly and helpful, super attentive and understanding. The food was divine and came out quickly, warm and fresh. Would highly recommend!

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JoMM
Gloucestershire
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice wine and wonderful friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended for any occasion. My fiancé and I went there to have a romantic weekend dinner and it was lovely. We’ll definitely come back and spread the words!

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TinaH
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Ordered the set menu which was good value, especially with a drink included. Food and service was good except 3 small things - the pizza was quite burnt when it came out, wasn’t a fan of the desserts and not much of a dessert person. Would be good if you could have the set menu with an option price without the desserts. Also, you have a 90 min slot so it was a bit rushed with the dessert time wise, if you had an option without I think it would feel more relaxed. But the food was good, ambience nice and friendly, helpful staff

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Twindales
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always good value and wonderful food you didn’t let me down this my second time at Arabica

TC
TessaC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulously fresh food in an interesting ‘under the arches’ venue. Listen to the trains rumbling overhead as you tuck in to tasty , perfectly cooked meze dishes .

Not cheap but why would it be ?

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KN10
London
24 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food, service obviously compromised at this time. It would be better to turn down the music to avoid people having to shout across the tables and increasing spray in the air...
would happily go back.

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MattS
London
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not the most extensive menu but some nice classics. If you like the Greek/Turkish crossover then this is for you. The wine list is quite pricey but they have a decent selection of drinks. the location is great but, thanks to the Covid restrictions, the staff are really up against it to get a couple of sittings in an evening. Not their fault at all but I've had more relaxing meals out.

DJ
DanielJ
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal out. The food was lovely, really friendly service and overall a great evening out.

FAQs

Arabica Borough Market does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Arabica Borough Market also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3011 5151.

Arabica Borough Market is rated 4.5 stars by 1503 OpenTable diners.

Arabica Borough Market does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.arabicalondon.com/collections/shop-vouchers/products/dining-voucher.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.