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.