Bala Baya


Coming from Southwark's Old Union arches is Israeli restaurant Bala Baya, bringing the finest food from Tel Aviv.

Bala Baya is split between a more relaxed daytime menu of pittas, with the option to take away, and a more formal dining experience in the evening. The pittas are filled with a number of stuffings, including stews and slow cooked meats, such as braised lamb with quince, pecorino and salad. Each pitta can be spiced up with a number of homemade sauces and salads.

At night, Bala Baya shows off its Israeli heritage, with dishes such as tea-smoked aubergine with harissa and date glaze with a spicy nut crumb, or salt-baked blackened salmon with tahini. Their cocktail menu is crafted by an award-winning bar tender, and uses inventive ingredients for some amazing concoctions, like a tomato and cucumber negroni with a feta garnish. For soft drinks, the bar will become London's first ever Gazoz bar; a traditional sparkling drink infused with flavours such as plum with fig and lemon thyme.


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Dance floor
  • Disabled Toilets
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 23:30
Tuesday 12:00 23:30
Wednesday 12:00 23:30
Thursday 12:00 23:30
Friday 12:00 23:30
Saturday 10:30 23:30
Sunday 10:30 17:00



Bala Baya, Arch 25, 229 Union Street, SE1 0LR



Nearest Station

Southwark (Tube)

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Mezzanine Private Room 0 0 - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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