Starting on June 27th the grill house will offer eclectic mezze through the weekend inspired by the relaxed breakfasts of the Middle East and North Africa. Brunch will be served from 11am to 3pm every Saturday and Sunday.
Head Chef Josh Katz has created a brunch menu reflecting his travels through Turkey, Morocco and Israel. Drawing on these exotic influences the menu includes Hummus, boiled egg, baba ghanoush, tahini, Israeli salad, smoked beans, beets & whipped feta, with pickles, pita and harissa (£15). Shakshuka is made for two to share: braised eggs in spiced tomato sauce with red pepper jam, coriander, pita and tahini (£16). Turkish eggs are lightly poached, with yogurt, green chilli with pita (£9), all of which may be accompanied by grilled Merguez sausages (£5).
Traditional Turkish coffee, sweetened to taste, Louiza Lemon Verbena tea or fresh Moroccan mint tea are on offer to start the morning. For something stronger, try a Middle Eastern twist on a brunch classic, Berber’s bloody Mary: Harissa Rose Mary concocted with house smoked vodka and rose harissa.
Later in the day offerings will include ‘Meats’ will include Lamb Mechoui (£9.50), pulled forequarter of lamb eaten by hand with cumin salt for dipping; Fennel seed & paprika smoked pork belly (£8.50); and maple-glazed smoked Merguez (£8.00). The changing menu will include ‘mezzes’ of Blackened aubergine with walnut and tahini (£5); Cauliflower shawarma (1/4, ½, whole) (£3/5/8); and Glazed beetroot with date syrup and whipped feta (£5). House-made sauces accompany the dishes, like Zhug, harissa and garlic yoghurt, and all orders will come with griddled Israeli Ciapita and Berber house salad. Desserts will be offerings such as Rose Malabi (£4.50) and Saffron rice pudding with green pistachio (£5).
Berber & Q opened this April within the railway arches of Haggerston and has been a complete with critics and locals alike! Always busy, this is a great opportunity to get a taste of Berber & Q at a more leisurely pace!
Berber & Q
Brunch Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 3pm
Tuesday and Wednesday: 6pm – 11pm
Thursday – Saturday: 6pm –11pm
Sunday: 6pm – 10pm
Address: Arch 338, Acton Mews, London, E8 4EA