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Bala Baya

9/10
62

Average price £40

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MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • 1 couvert(s) Simple restaurant

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

A friendly, lively restaurant which celebrates the Middle Eastern heritage of its passionate owner. Dishes are fresh, vibrant and designed for ...

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price £40
    Special request
Caramelized Cauliflower
£7
Pork Belly
£9
Braised Beef Shoulder
£9
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Shrimps baklava
Sardines on watermelon

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9/10
based on 62 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.5/10
  1. Sami R.
    Sami R.
    • one review
    3.5/10

    Food started well but subsequent dishes in the taster menu were very disappointing and the atmosphere was NOT covid safe.

  2. Jonathon M.
    Jonathon M.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Great food, friendly service, quiet lunchtime look forward to returning for busier evening service.

  3. Stephen P.
    Stephen P.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Lovely food again today. Deliciously different flavours. Can really recommend this place.

  4. Pernilla P.
    Pernilla P.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Second time here because I really love this place! It's a hidden gem with amazing food, healthy and high quality with a mixture of flavours which makes you travel all the way to Tel Aviv and beyond. Service is optimal, all waiters are friendly and professional. I am definitely going to be back

  5. Liam F.
    Liam F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fantastic. Good food and service. Would def visit again!

  6. Marie H.
    Marie H.
    • one review
    10/10

    I am always on the lookout for new flavours and cuisine. The food did not dissapoint I am happily stuffed, the trout and crispy chicken were my favourite but we had most things on the menu. Had my sons 16th birthday dinner with 3 generations will definately be back. Staff were lovely and non alcoholic blackberry and lavender spritz was yummy. Thanks so much

  7. Mariyam O.
    Mariyam O.
    • one review
    9/10

    Food was amazing, to the point we have rebooked for next month. Great service, staff were super friendly went out of their way to make our experience a memorable one.

  8. Sofiia A.
    Sofiia A.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Very unusual and interesting menu! Staff very welcoming !

  9. Sylvie W.
    Sylvie W.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing food!!!! But pretty pricy

  10. Neema R.
    Neema R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious. Creative, super tasty food. , Lovely friendly service. Buzzy atmosphere. Accommodating and great value. Thank you for a lovely evening

  11. Carol C.
    Carol C.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great place. Unusual flavours, very tasty. The spicy roast cauliflower was a particular hit. We would visit again. ,,. ,..........,.............,.. .

  12. Calvin N.
    Calvin N.
    • 4 reviews
    3.5/10

    Not the best, booked a table and they tryed sitting us at the bar facing the smelly hot kitchen. So I ask to be moved, they sorted that then the problem with the food poor standard the picture that they Advertise on the app look amazing but trust me it was a let down and not cheap ????????

  13. Pernilla P.
    Pernilla P.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    We had the tasting menu and it was really good! I would recommend ordering the fish of the day! The portion is quite abundant and you'll be completely satisfied! The atmosphere of the place is so lively and I loved the deign and furniture as well! Great place to spend a night in company

  14. Toni Z.
    Toni Z.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious, imaginative cuisine. Fabulous variety of dishes and flavours. Friendly, welcoming waiting staff. Great vibe. Can't recommend it highly enough.

  15. Stephen O.
    Stephen O.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Set menu was quality and a distinct taste in every dish

  16. Jana T.
    Jana T.
    • one review
    4.5/10

    Food was awful. Too much vinegar and lemon juice in almost every meal. Service was great but very slow (not enough waiters) Charged us service charge for full price (not discounted) I would not recommend unless you like lots of vinegar.. I

  17. Sir Russell S.
    Sir Russell S.
    • 46 reviews
    9.5/10

    Wow it was the 1hr journey to try somewhere different!!! Great food and very kind and sincere service. Wine choice was good too.

  18. Francesca B.
    Francesca B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Bala Baya is great, it's a fabulous homage to Israeli food and drink. They even had a delicious beer called Goldstar I've only ever drank in Israel! The food honestly is absolutely delicious, the Aubergine Mess was slightly expensive for what it was, but everything else was impressive and delicious. We were lucky to get 50% off through The Fork though, because otherwise I'd say the food is overpriced. We also found that the prices of drink were a bit expensive, it was £13 for my friend's cocktail, and for this restaurant's location, it was a bit surprising that it was as expensive as that. We were also shocked that her glass of wine also cost her £13! I deliberately only got one beer as I didn't want to spend that much on drinks. T I would recommend going to this restaurant, but just be careful how much you spend, especially on the drinks!

  19. Ilaria s.
    Ilaria s.
    • one review
    10/10

    we had a great time at Bala Baya. the staff was welcoming and great service.the food was superb , very fresh and well presented. i will definitely go back

  20. Laura G.
    Laura G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Fantastic food, vibrant flavours. They have quite a few of vegetarian/vegan options. We loved sitting at the bar looking at the open kitchen, seeing how our dishes were done. The Burnt Babka dessert was absolutely delicious. Friendly staff and good service. It was a delight

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How to get to the restaurant

Arch 25, Old Union Yard Arches, SE1 0LR, London, United Kingdom, RestaurantAddress

Directions to get there

Greater London, , ,

Features

Mediterranean, Barbecue, , , , , Cosy, Good for families, Kid-friendly, Back to the Restaurant, , COVID re-open,

Services

Bar, Open sunday

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