Bay-Root – named, of course, for the Lebanese capital – is a restaurant that goes beyond the traditional mezze options most associated with Arabic cuisine. They have those specialities, for sure, and their take on them is pretty extensive, but they mix it up with barbecued meat dishes, kebabs and wraps. Their position in South London makes them easy to get to – Kennington tube, or Westmoreland Road bus stop are your best bets to reach their address on Camberwell Road in, well, Camberwell – and their menu takes you on a trip around the Mediterranean.
Bay-Root Lebanese Restaurant brings the flavours of – you guessed it – Beirut to the streets of South London. The specific street in question is Camberwell Road in Camberwell, and their flavours on offer include the iconic Lebanese mezze options of hummus, halloumi, baba ganoush and more, as well as plenty of charcoal grill specialities and shawarma-style meats as well.
Fish features highly, of course, and vegetarian options are extensive as well: but at Bay-Root in Camberwell, you’re going to want to try the meat options. The best way to experience it is by heading over at midday for their Lebanese lunch box specials: choose your meat from lamb or chicken, your filling from potato, fattoush or saffron rice, and then your sauce, from their options of spicy harissa, garlic or tahini. Book a table when you come to South London’s Camberwell Road though, as they can get very busy.
It was my first birthday dinner for the first time in 20 years, it was a table of 12 women, they were really good with us, the fabulous food came quickly, love the meze hot and cold, I am a really difficult with my falafel and they definitely pass full marks, I am vegetarian, so I had the hollumi with vegetables was fantastic, all the others had meat mains and they love it, is bring your own "alcohol" so that was good too, end the night with really nice baclava, all in all very good value for money.
Really fantastic food and great value for money. Having a BYOB policy was great and the service was also really good. Would definitely come back here!
A fantastic restaurant! The food was delicious - and the build your own platter idea is brilliant. The staff were very friendly - we will definitely be going back here.
The food hass been delicious! I can really recommend to go there. Food is always great! Staff is super nice and helpful. Atmosphere is great
Delicious food, especially the king prawns and sea bass - very fresh! Great service, very helpful with allergy advice, asked the chef to double check the ingredients. Will definitely go back, and would highly recommend to others!
Wonderful, authentic food plus friendly service. The chef is from Lebanon and you can taste it. As always, we ordered too much but ate it all. Will definitely be going back.
Great food. We went for the platters to share. Main is enough you don't need starters. Also a good idea to book a table to avoid the long wait for a table
Great food and nice people, one of the better restaurants in the area. Part of the order was wrong but they were quick to remedy. Bring your own booze as well.
Food was really delicious and also quite reasonable considering you could bring your own drink. Would definitely go back soon and will recommend to friends.
Great service provided for a large group booking, and we enjoyed delicious food on the reasonably priced set menu. Thank you for a great dinner!