Guide MICHELIN 2021

Bala Baya

(1 Reviews)
Arch 25, Old Union Yard Arches 229 Union Street, London, London, SE1 0LR
Middle Eastern, Barbecue
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Main course: £40
Food spend: £40

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 12:00 - 14:45 & 17:00 - 22:00
Friday: 12:00 - 14:45 & 17:00 - 22:15
Saturday: 12:00 - 15:45 & 18:00 - 22:15
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:45 & 18:00 - 21:00.

Restaurant description

Get a taste of Israeli cuisine under the Union Street Arches at Bala Baya restaurant in South Bank. Set across 2 floors with a sunny backyard terrace, the restaurant brings family-style cooking from an open kitchen to a unique airy space, offering you a unique experience that is all about feasting and sharing whilst ensuring that all ingredients are all responsibly sourced. Bala Baya is the first stand-alone project from Israeli born Chef Eran Tibi, whose vibrantly progressive cuisine pays homage to his roots.

Serving traditional sharing plates, Bala Baya in Southwark starts with house baked pita and hummus or pistachio-dusted prawn baklava. Try the catch of the day with a buttery burnt sage, fennel, lemon and anise sauce before ending on the parsnip and honey semifreddo.

The Bala Baya menu and wine list pays respect to its heritage with its Tel Aviv flavours and pours vino from parts of Israel alongside new and old-world wines. The interior pays tribute to the city’s atmosphere and has been carefully replicated by multi-award-winning designer, Afroditi Krassa. Bala Baya has created a kaleidoscope space that allows you to experience the sun-kissed youthfulness of Tel Aviv from the heart of Southwark.

Found in the Old Union Yard Arches and right near Union Theatre, Bala Baya in London is just a 3-minute walking distance from Southwark Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Bala Baya
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  • By Susan H from Sidcup
    1 November 2019

    Great restaurant. We had power lunch for 2. 2 salads 2 plates. Prawn Baklava delicious flavours. Recomend Laffa Couture. Iraqi flatbread roasted lamb belly. The lamb so tender. Friendly staff . Will visit again & have recommended to friends.

Restaurant Location Map
Bala Baya
Arch 25, Old Union Yard Arches 229 Union Street, London, London, SE1 0LR

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