Berber & Q

Middle Eastern, North African·
Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Berber & Q

Silver Award

SquareMeal London Hot 100 2018Nailing 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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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Middle Eastern, North African
Cool, Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
Special Features
Counter dining
Perfect for
Group dining [8+]


Arch 338, Acton Mews, London, E8 4EA

Opening Times

Tues-Sat 6pm-11pm


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4 Reviews 

Serena K

28 June 2019  
A no reservations low key setting on Exmouth Market belies the delicious food and great natural wine list at Berber and Q. You can't go wrong with any of the dishes, everything is beautifully spiced and extremely flavourful, but the rotisserie chicken and cauliflower shawarma really stand out. Make sure you order lots of bread to mop up all the fantastic sauces and dips!

Veronica V

09 May 2017  
Most flavourful grill bar i've ever been to. All the sauces are complementary and the vibe cool and inviting just like their staff.

Nic C

13 May 2016  
Best evyrything. Food, Music, Staff, Vibes. The Lot.

Dan N

12 April 2016  
Food & Drink 5
Service 4
Atmosphere 5
Value 4
House music 'n' great food!
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!
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