Shoreditch, Clerkenwell

Berber and Q

Berber and Q

This is a joint venture between Josh Katz (ex Galvin Bistrot de Luxe and Ottolenghi) and Mattia Bianchi (ex Ottolenghi and Ben Spalding). It takes inspiration from Turkey's Mangal restaurants, the grill & kebab houses of Istanbul, the food stalls of Jmaa al Fna in Marrakesh and the Shipudim in Tel Aviv. Essentially expect a lot of grilled meat and veg.

Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Critics' score: 8 Caroline Leaper Marie Claire Estimated score
Reviewed by June 01, 2015
"Everything is flavoursome, but all the flavours in Katz's cook-up then click and clash for even more brilliant effects." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8 Grace Dent Evening Standard Estimated score
Reviewed on June 05, 2015
"The no-bookings policy means locals will need sharp elbows or the patience to wait. Believe me, I’m strictly pro-reservations, but this Berber food is simply worth the Q." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8 Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed on May 24, 2015
"There is whole spiced forequarter of lamb, long roasted and repeatedly basted with cumin and paprika butter and then shredded, to be eaten rolled up in crisp green leaves of mint, dill, and flat-leaf parsley. It feels both good for you and shameful at the same time." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8 Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on April 22, 2015
"As at many barbecues, the pickles, sides and vegetables are more interesting than the meat. Chunks of beetroot are served on whipped feta and garnished with candied orange; grilled asparagus is served with toum, the Levantine version of aioli, then garnished with mustard seeds." READ REVIEW

 

Restaurant details

Address: Arch 338 Acton Mews (Between Dunston St & Dunston Rd), Haggerston, London E8 4EA

Nearest station: Haggerston overground

Opening times: Tues-Sun 6pm-11pm

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