Baraka, an all-day Anatolian restaurant and bar, is set to open in the City, with open flame Mangal cooking and ancient recipes from across the Ottoman Empire.
Located on Finsbury Avenue, adjacent to Liverpool St Station, Baraka is set in a listed building with a modern design.
Serving Turkish breakfast, lunch and dinner, with recipes that have been shared between families and friends for hundreds of years, as well as Baraka’s own interpretations.
Produce will be organic and locally sourced where possible, spiced with ingredients found along the Silk Route, cooked using the stone oven and charcoal flames.
Start with a selection of mezza plates such as hummus with lamb, pine kernels and mixed herbs; hand rolled pastry filled with warm feta cheese and herbs or 12 hour marinated aubergine, mixed pepper, onion baked in tomato sauce.
From the charcoal grill a selection of meats and vegetables, including a 24-hour marinated chicken and lamb shish, lamb kofte, yoghurt, tomato sauce and home-made bread. Other dishes such as a slow braised shoulder of lamb tagine, served on the bone with prunes, apricots, almonds and rice.
To finish, Baraka will serve up home-made baklava with rose and Turkish delight ice cream.