God, looking for a new flat in London is an exausting task!
So after a loooooong morning of (rather unsuccessful) viewings, when we found ourselves right around the corner of my favourite little pocket of London, we decided to take a break from it all and treat ourself to a nice lunch.
Our spot of choice? Berber & Q’s super-instagramable Shawarma Bar.
A tiny but perfectly formed, new-wave shawarma bar, brought to central London by Haggerston’s Middle Eastern barbecue superstar.
No mystery meat to be seen here.
Instead, the menu’s on the shorter side and full of vegetarian-oriented small plates, shawarma-stuffed pitas dishes and plates and creative sides.
Needless to say, it’s a ‘let’s get one of each and share’-type dinner’s dream, be it for a relaxed weekday lunch, a casual dinner or not-your-usual weekend brunch.
Start with a cock/mocktail…
Followed by a smogasboard of small plates to share!
Za’atar-roasted tomatoes with labneh.
Ezme with pine nuts and red chilli.
Joojeh chicken pita with blackened green chilli sauce & garlic yoghurt.
(which was quite enjoyable as it came, but even better once turned upside down onto a plate, teared up and mixed!)
Signature cauliflower shawarma with sultanas, rose, pine nuts & pomegranate.
And some of the best hummus I’ve had in my life.
A tableful of goodies ready for you to scoop and dip into to your heart’s content!
All topped up with a beautiful, panna cotta-like cardamom malabi.
Delicate and wobbly and all, what a way to wrap it up!