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The Barbary

Middle Eastern

Covent Garden

$$$$Perfect For:Date NightEating At The BarSmall Plates
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If you’re not already a convert, The Barbary will make you understand why eating at the bar can be such a blast. All of the restaurant’s seats are at a counter surrounding an open kitchen and bar, and this place gets everything right, from the upbeat atmosphere and incredible Middle Eastern-meets-North African food, to the service and sleek decor. It feels like a slightly more grown-up version of its sibling, The Palomar, but it’ll still give you the feeling that no one else in town is having a better—or louder—time. The Barbary’s excellent for a cool date, or a fancy catch up with a friend.

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Food Rundown

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Halloumi Fries

You may have seen a variation of this deep fried cheese on social media. Let us assure you that the version at the Barbary is much better than anything you can eat in a Camden car park.
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Cauliflower Jaffa

This cauliflower dish has nothing to do with Jaffa cakes, but we can definitely confirm that it’s ridiculously tasty.
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Baba Ganoush

All of the dips at The Barbary are very, very good, and you should eat them with the beigel that they also conveniently offer on the menu.
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Fire Lamb

Just look at it - it’s a plate of lamb chops that is literally on fire. Your night has officially peaked.
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We’ve literally no idea what’s in this except that it’s something to do with pistachios, and even more than the lamb chops they torched with a flamethrower, it’s the thing most worth standing around in the cold for. Ridiculously good.

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