🍴 Middle-Eastern 📍King’s Cross 💵 ££
PULSE LONDON SAYS: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
A ray of Middle-Eastern sunshine in the flourishing food scene of King’s Cross.
Middle-Eastern food is big in London. Sharing small plates with your mates are becoming common. Can Arabica continue the long line of excellent Middle-Eastern restaurants springing up all over London? Long story short: yes, it can.
Atmosphere – buzzing
On a Thursday night, Arabica was alive with excited diners. The open kitchen was doing clever things with food to make it taste nice, the long communal table in the main dining area was fully occupied, as well as the dining counter where I was able to observe smartly dressed mixologists whipping up some delightful concoction in front of their audience. Arabica is stylish and relaxed. I felt like I’d entered someone’s dining room for dinner and I’m totally into it.
Every small plate was a delight. Beautifully presented and looking mouthwatering. The savouriness of the Grilled Halloumi were beautifully balanced with the sweetness of the Turkish figs and orange blossom honey. The beiruti falafel bites with crunchy pickles beats any you’ve had in London. Everyone has different tastes and the menu is diverse enough to cater for every palate. If you’re unsure, ask your water/waitress for recommendation. Speaking of service…
Arabica was born out of a passion for the food of the Levant the sun-drenched land of the Eastern Mediterranean.Arabica Website
Turns out that passion has really rubbed on their service too. I can’t thank the wonderful staff enough for looking after me and my friends so well. From the warm greetings at the front door, the waiter who explained at length the menu, his recommendations, and the waitresses after him who checked-in on us to make sure everything was good. The service is of the highest.
It’s a good time to be in King’s Cross right now, and it’s a far cry from the derelict location it once was. Arabica is only minutes away from Coal Yard and King’s Cross station meaning you really should seriously consider dining there if you’re in the area.
I used to struggle to name my top 3 favourite cuisines. But now I can honestly say that the scrumptious flavours of the Middle-East has elevated it into my list and that’s partly thanks to the excellent dining experience at Arabica. Highly recommended.
Address: 7 Lewis Cubitt Walk, Kings Cross, London N1C 4DT
Price: £80 for 6 small plates for 3 people.