Arabica at Southbank Centre

Arabica are pioneering street food legends who bring the food, flavours and sunshine of the Levant to Southbank Centre.

The idea for their stall came about when a Jordanian man called Jad and a young Brit named James met many years ago, forming a partnership that would help popularise the fabulous tastes of the eastern Mediterranean.

At Arabica, omnivores can feast on a free-range chicken shawarma sliced to order. Vegetarians can mix and match their favourite mezze or enjoy a freshly cooked falafel wrap with pickles, salad and tahini sauce and then follow it up with a selection of delicate baklava and authentic Turkish delight.

There are plenty of options for those who eat vegan and wheat-free diets – just ask the team for guidance.

fast facts
  • Location: Southbank Centre Square
  • Neighbours: The Frenchie and Horn OK Please
  • Run by: James Walters
  • Must try: falafel wrap with pickles, salad and tahini sauce
  • Good to know: you can pay by card
opening hours
  • Friday 12 noon – 8pm
  • Saturday 11am – 8pm 
  • Sunday 12 noon – 6pm 
  • Monday (bank holidays only), 12 noon – 6pm


Instagram: @ArabicaFood
Twitter: @arabicafood