About Darbucka

Darbucka bar in Clerkenwell has a fabulous concept. They serve fresh Lebanese cuisine on 2 levels. The upstairs restaurant features a mix of high and low tables, perfect for sampling the menu. Downstairs in the World Music Bar, the lighting becomes shadowy, the culture aural, with live world music that will pull you up out of your soft, low seating and get you dancing - or even belly-dancing. Down here, you'd be forgiven for thinking you've wandered into a luxurious Bedouin tent: the walls are lined with red fabrics, colourful drapes shimmer in the glow of the lamps, and shisha pipes complete the Eastern feel. If you're feeling elegantly exotically Eastern, make sure you reserve your place at Darbucka.

Sample a la carte


- Mutabel (grilled aubergine with sesame sauce and lemon juice) served with pitta bread £4.50
- Labnah (Greek yogurt with cucumber, olive oil and mint) served with pitta bread £4.50
- Falafel (deep fried balls of spicy chickpeas) £4.50
- Arayes (pitta bread stuffed with flavored minced lamb) £4.50

Other starters are available.

Main Course

- Mousaka (baked aubergines cooked in tomato sauce with onion and garlic) £9.50
- Shish tawook (grilled chicken cubes marinated in garlic ,olive oil and lemon juice) £12.00
- Shish lamb kebab (lamb cubes marinated in lemon juice, olive oil and spices) £12.00
- Lamb kofta (minced lamb with herbs and onion on a skewer) £12.00
- Lamb cous cous (diced lamb served on cous cous) £12.00
- Mixed grill (shish tawook, shish lamb kebab, lamb kofta and chicken kofta) £14.50

Other main courses are available


- Selection of Middle Eastern pastries (baklawa) £4.50
- Selection of ice cream £4.50
- Fruit platter (a selection of fresh fruit) £10.00

Additional Information


182 St John Street, EC1V 4JZ

Nearest tube:


Average Price:

£24 and Under

Opening times:

Mon - Fri 12pm - 12am
Sat 6pm - 12am

Dress Code:

Smart Causal (no hooded tops)