What is the Barbary next door?
It's the at-home version of the Barbary, a Levantine restaurant in Covent Garden from the same people as The Palomar and Evelyn's Table. The restaurant focuses on cuisine from the Barbary Coast, from North Africa to Jerusalem. We've been big fans of The Barbary since it opened, and since we're not allowed to sit up at the counter at the time of writing, we were very keen to try out their delivery service
Why "next door"?
Mainly because they are opening an evening wine bar next to The Barbary (where Jacob the Angel is during the day), which will be the in-person element of Barbary Next Door. This was imminent pre-lockdown but has been delayed until things open up again.
So what kind of delivery service is it?
It's a very simple heat-at-home set-up. At most, you might need to put something in the oven for about 20 minutes, but all the containers are oven proof - so it's really not too much of a stretch. Plus like us, you'll likely kick off with chips and dips - so you can have something on the table quickly. Everything should last 1-2 days easily (and the dips longer) so you can easily order well ahead.
And what did Hot Dinners have?
We roamed around as much of the menu as we could - here's how that turned out:
This was one of those dinners where we had very high expectations that were easily met. A comforting home meal (with the potential for plenty of dips left over for the next day). An easy recommendation while we wait for the wine bar itself to open.
More about The Barbary Next Door
Delivery range: Up to five miles from the restaurant.
How to order: Visit their website for links.
Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @barbarylondon
Hot Dinners were sent this delivery as a gift by The Barbary. Prices correct at time of publication.
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