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Baraka restaurant is bringing mangal cooking to Broadgate

What: Baraka

In a nutshell: Turkish cooking in The City

Summing it all up: Baraka is an all-day restaurant cooking Anatolian cuisine in their stone oven or as open-flame Mangal cooking. Expect mezza, tagine, kebabs and their own baklava. Plus a handy terrace. 

The low-down

A new Anatolian restaurant and bar is coming to the City, setting up in a listed building next to Liverpool Street station (near the Everyman). 

It'll be an all-day restaurant, open from breakfast, promising open flame Mangal cooking with "recipes that have been shared between families and friends for hundreds of years, as well as Baraka’s own interpretations". Expect organic and locally sourced produce with Silk Route spices, cooked using the stone oven and charcoal flames.

The menu promises:

  • Mezza plates such as hummus with lamb, pine kernels and mixed herbs
  • Hand rolled pastry filled with warm feta cheese and herbs
  • 12 hour marinated aubergine, mixed pepper, onion baked in tomato sauce
  • 24-hour marinated chicken and lamb shish, lamb kofte, yoghurt, tomato sauce and home-made bread
  • Slow-braised shoulder of lamb tagine, served on the bone with prunes, apricots, almonds and rice
  • Home-made baklava with rose and Turkish delight ice cream. 

On top of that, there will be spiced cocktails and Turkish wines and an outside terrace filled with olive trees, foliage from Turkey and herbs that will be used in the cooking. So when summer returns, this is another handy alfresco place for The City. 

 

More about Baraka

Where is it? 1 Finsbury Avenue, Unit 4, London EC2M 2PF

When does it open? January 2020

Find out more: Visit their website or follow them on Instagram @barakarestaurantandbar.

 

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