The Barbary

What they say

“We aim to create places that we would like to go. We strive to make both the staff and the customers feel special; a place that is relaxed, comfortable, and welcoming but with very careful attention to detail. It is the confluence of the design, the feel of the place, of course all we serve, and to do this time and again to the highest standard. Seeing people within the teams grow, diners from babies to great grandmothers from every corner of the globe. Our suppliers are aware that using local and seasonal ingredients is very important to us, and so they keep us in the loop about when certain ingredients are at their best so that we can make informed decisions about what to include in our menu. These small restaurants are a wonderful whirl of life.”

Signature Dishes

Naan e barbari; Jerusalem bagel; and msabacha chickpeas.

What we say

We actually queued for this place. We do not often do that. But we’d had such good times at their first restaurant, Palomar, that we wanted to see if they could nail it again. And they did. Wonderful atmosphere at the eating bar, terrific smells, beautiful service, some of the best bread you will ever eat, and some wonderful stuff to slather all over it. The group does wonderful things for charity and of course supports #CookForSYRIA.

What others say

“Seductive kitchen wizardry.” –Grace Dent, London Evening Standard


Food from countries from the Atlantic Coast through to the Mediterranean Sea leading to Israel


Zoë & Layo Paskin, founders


Lunch & dinner, daily


16 Neal’s Yard, London, WC2H 9DP




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