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Squaremeal London Hot 100 2016Nailing two huge food trends in one fell swoop, ex-Ottolenghi chef Josh Katz’s Haggerston railway arch hangout Berber & Q brings together smoky BBQ and culinary influences from North Africa and the Middle East. It hasn’t missed a beat since its 2015 opening, and we’ve been floored by its barrage of explosive flavours: blackened aubergine and egg ‘sabich’ are given a thrilling extra dimension with homemade mango pickle; cauliflower shawarma from the charcoal-fired mangal is dressed with tahini and rose petals, while a tray of sticky harissa chicken wings calls for several sides of serviettes (don’t even think about ordering this on a date). The atmosphere is energetic, the lighting low, the volume high; reservations aren’t taken (naturally), but there’s space at the bar, where you can sup their own Crate beer or amuse yourself with funky cocktails with names like Haggerstoned or Scammed in Marrakech.

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Berber & Q

Berber & Q

Arch 338, Acton Mews ,London E8 4EA

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House music 'n' great food!

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Apr 2016

Editor's pick I have been waiting to visit this place for a while, and when i finally got doesn't there, despite the 2h wait it was still worth it! Amazing service, great food, and the atmosphere is just perfect! If you're into house music, its a must. Although not OTT, this place has be checked out at some point and make sure you arrive early to grab a table (no bookings). Its up in my top 5 and i don't care who knows it!

dan n.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 8

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    The Picky Glutton :: Berber and Q review | Middle Eastern barbecue in Haggerston | The Picky Glutton

    The incredibly satisfying BBQ you never knew you needed

    If you’re a superficial knee-jerk reactionary, then you’ll hate Berber and Q before you even step through the front door. It’s located in Haggerston, near the epicentre of horn-rimmed plaid-shirtedness that is Shoreditch. Heck, its next door neighbour is a board games cafe. Everything is ‘reclaimed’ from the premises, a converted railway arch, to many of the fittings and fixtures inside such as the uneven tiles lining the bar. The food combines two of London’s most ‘fashionable’ food ‘trends’ – barbecue and Middle Eastern food. Although plenty of plates...
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    It’s not the sort of place I frequent often is Haggerston, but it’s starting to become a lot more enticing with the addition of Tonkotsu East and now this, Berber & Q. It’s housed in a railway arch, naturally, and it’s ethos is neatly summed up on the website “mezze from the east, music from the west”.
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    You’ve probably had it up to your eyeballs with how much we keep banging on about how Berber & Q can do no wrong. Our latest review on their Shukshuk Bar partnering up with Crate Brewery in Hackney Wick being the latest instalment (read our review). Well we had heard that they had started doing brunch at their original railway arch in Haggerston – and with it gave us a chance to introduce a newbie to the cuisine as well.
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