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Bala Baya

9/10
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Arch 25, Old Union Yard Arches, SE1 0LR LondonSee map

Average price £40

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This restaurant offers home delivery & collection (discounts & offers not applicable).

+44-2080017015
This restaurant is following the relevant safety practices*:
Card payments accepted
Contact information is obtained
Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Food served at the table only
Guest spacing 1m
Hand sanitizer for customers
Staff wearing masks
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MICHELIN Guide selection 2021

  • 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 ...

Read more on the MICHELIN Guide's website

Restaurant menu

  • Average price £40
Caramelized Cauliflower
£7
Soft herb salad, tomato & chilli, tahini
Pork Belly
£9
Gem lettuce, kimchi, Sriracha mayo
Braised Beef Shoulder
£9
Rocket salad, tahini, tomato

User photos

Shrimps baklava
Sardines on watermelon

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9/10
based on 75 reviews
Only users who have booked on the platforms or a booking module of TheFork group and who have dined in this restaurant can leave a rating, with or without a review. The global rating is based on all ratings and reviews but only those written in English are displayed.
Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :8.5/10
  1. Andreea Daniela C.
    Andreea Daniela C.
    • one review
    10/10

    I always wanted to visit Bala Baya and taste Israeli cuisine. I have been to a lot of mediteraneean accents restaurant and none of them has been as good as this one. The fusion of tastes, herbs, nuts and dried rose petals was out of this world. We had a tomato salad to share - 10/10 the best salad I've had. Simple in ingredients but the taste was outstanding, the trio of shrimps in kadaifi - very delicious, the best shrimps we've had, the best hummus with lamb ribs, the pinnacle of our meal was the melting in the mouth lamb with delicious herb. To be honest we could have eaten another round. Next time we will have to try the rest of the dishes as the selection is great but the stomach is small. 10/10 definitely recommend!

  2. David B.
    David B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Phenomenal service. The food was exceptional. Would be so happy to visit again. Recommend asking the polite waiters what they would suggest ordering if unsure - great insight

  3. Liz E.
    Liz E.
    • 5 reviews
    9.5/10

    Tucked away in attractive arches near the Tate Modern this was a lovely find. The staff were friendly and efficient and the food excellent, We had octopus salad with fragrant herbs and a sharp dressing and succulent, tasty lamb chops. Thank you Bala Baya and Fork. We will go again after this coming lock down,

  4. Sonia W.
    Sonia W.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Prawn baklava was beautiful. Great ambience, friendly staff. Thank you

  5. 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.

  6. Emily t.
    Emily t.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing service and even better food!

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

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

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

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

  9. 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

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

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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

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

    Very unusual and interesting menu! Staff very welcoming !

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

    Amazing food!!!! But pretty pricy

  15. 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

  16. 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. ,,. ,..........,.............,.. .

  17. 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 ????????

  18. 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

  19. 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.

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

    Set menu was quality and a distinct taste in every dish

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More information

How to get to the restaurant

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

Directions to get there

Greater London, , London Bridge, South Bank, South East London

Features

Mediterranean, Barbecue, Chicken, , , , , , , , , Cosy, Good for families, Kid-friendly, Terrace, COVID re-open, , Home delivery, , ,

Services

Bar, Open sunday

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