Bala Baya brings the essence of Tel Aviv to Bankside’s Union Street Arches, the first stand-alone project from Israeli born Chef Eran Tibi, whose vibrantly progressive cuisine pays homage to his roots. Eran’s creations offer you a unique experience that is all about feasting and sharing whilst ensuring that all ingredients are responsibly sourced.
The restaurant pays tribute to the city’s atmosphere which has been carefully replicated by multi-award-winning designer, Afroditi Krassa. Inspired by the Bauhaus architecture, Bala Baya has created a kaleidoscope space that allows you to experience the sun-kissed youthfulness of Tel Aviv from the heart of Southwark.
Prepare to be whisked away to a French bistro, where the wine is flowing, the pâtisserie is irresistible and the atmosphere is très chic.
Expect a beautifully blush palette of rosy-hued cuvées – from the refreshingly crisp to the tantalising and memorable – with prestigious bottles from vineyards Mirabeau, Ultimate Provence and Rumor. Let your senses take you on a Provençal holiday with every sip. You might opt for a chilled glass of Idris Elba’s delicate Porte Noire or, for raising a toast, perhaps a rosé Champagne from Dom Perignon, Ruinart or Laurent-Perrier.
Pair your pink drink with a French delicacy dating back to the 17th century, the pithivier; a delicate and decorative dome of flaky puff pastry, filled with the finest ingredients, such as succulent beef fillet and truffle, potato and camembert gratin, and native lobster. And for the sweet-toothed foodies, there’s salted caramel éclairs, dark chocolate and raspberry bombe’s, and vanilla mille-feuille that are almost – emphasis on the almost – too pretty to eat.
The Silver Birch
Keep an eye out for those enjoying themselves on the canopied terrace of this bright neighbourhood restaurant, set on the bustling high street. Both the décor and the food are fresh and modern; cooking has a lightness of touch and a purity to its flavours, with plenty of plant-based options.
The Root Projects
The Root Projects Cafe & Concept store is an arty assembly of a plant gallery, lifestyle store & a cafe. We are here to create a happy haven & a shared platform holding the best interest of our people, our community & the environment.
We have had the pleasure to celebrate birthdays, national holidays & many more occasions with our friends. We hope that once you’ve experienced the magic of our ‘urban jungle’ cafe, you feel inspired to green your home & keep coming back for more!
Visit us & explore a creative blend of culinary inspirations on the menu, the botanical hanging gardens to browse through & a sensational selection of roasted coffee & cakes.
The British love affair with Indian cuisine is a tale that spans more than 200 years – from the opening of the very first curry house in 1809, to its rise in the 21st Century as Britain’s national dish.
Kahani, which means ‘story’ in Hindi, is where Michelin-starred chef Peter Joseph is adding the latest chapter to this tale with a fresh approach to Indian cuisine.