We went along to check out Barraka, bringing the vibrant flavours of their Mediterranean – Moroccan homeland to Spitalfields.
Trying out the signature chicken schnitzel and the Mediterranean chicken, accompanied by white and red wine, and the owner Uri and manager Ben's favourite snack of hand cut chips with fresh chillies! Plus houmous and tahini with Barraka's special sauce, Tahini , Chimichurri and chilli sauces with warm laffa (a wrap similar to pitta or flat breads). @barraka_ldn @tikichris #barrakaspitalfields @WhichitPro
I chose to get the salad bowl topped with the 28 day aged, grass fed rib eye (£9.25). This was full of flavour, you could really taste the quality of the meat (£5.25). J chose the chorizo baguette with white cabbage marinated in chilli and lime (£8.75).
When we were talking to the owner Uri he said he had been inspired by Hawksmoor, to do something with the same quality but at a much more affordable level. When you’re building your salad bowl you should do as I did and opt to start with a generous smear of their fresh houmous, made with Ethiopian tahini. J also advises to get more chilli, as the chilli they use has a wonderful fruity flavour beside the chilli kick and heat.
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Thank you to Chris Osborn for inviting us to the press preview of Barraka, Uri from Barraka for looking after us during the evening, and Uri from WhichitPro for opening our minds to a new interesting and interactive web-based app that is perfect for bloggers.