Baba’s mezze, charcoal grill and cocktail bar; inspired by the flavours of The Levant; will open at 130 George Street in Edinburgh’s New Town on Wednesday 15 November. A charcoal grill will be the centrepiece to Baba’s open kitchen, where Scottish lamb, beef and seafood are delicately spiced and grilled over coals, alongside whole cauliflowers and harissa squash.
Traditional mezze; hummus with zhug, baba ganoush and muhammara; will be served alongside some twists on the traditional: beetroot, hazelnut, orange and whipped feta, smoked salmon and keta taramasalata with pickled cucumber, and kibbeh pastry – given a Scottish stamp with haggis replacing the customary lamb.
Pickles, pomegranate, rose, za’atar, spices and molasses will be as present behind the bar as they are in the kitchen. Expect quirky cocktails including apricot, mint, cumin and honey.
This new project is the result of a partnership between Ox and Finch‘s Jonathan MacDonald and Daniel Spurr, and Katherine Arnold and Robbie Bargh from London-based Gorgeous Group; a company at the forefront of global restaurant and bar concepts and designs; with the aim of introducing new vibrant flavours to Edinburgh.
Glasgow-born David Barnett leads the kitchen team following a number of years heading the kitchen of 3 AA Rosette recipient The Torridon in Wester Ross.
Look east as Glasgow’s Ox & Finch, recently awarded Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand status for 2018, expand beyond Sauchiehall Street and take their innovative approach to Edinburgh.