A bright, colourful restaurant on High Holborn, specialising in traditional Lebanese and Palestinian dishes.
Dishes range from hot and cold mezze, grills and shawarma wraps to Palestinian salads, sambousek, various fatayer, marinated cutlets of lamb and mousakaat batinjan - a dish of fried aubergines baked with tomato, onion, chickpeas, green chilli and red peppers. Sweet, rich baklava proves popular.
Hiba doesn't serve alcohol but there's certainly plenty of choice when it comes to drinks, from recognisable cans of fizzy stuff to fresh juices, milkshakes and smoothies with London monikers - Maida Vale is strawberry, mango and banana; Chelsea, blueberry and orange. You can also create you own - it's 'Shoreditch', fittingly.
A takeaway option does brisk business at lunchtimes, with local workers grabbing their foil-wrapped bits and bobs to go. There's a delivery facility too, available to quite a few local postcodes.
We create distinct and authentic home-cooked food for which Lebanese and Palestinian cuisine is famous. Our food is lovingly prepared with the finest and freshest ingredients daily. Our aim: delicious food with wonderful flavours - for your enjoyment. As well as traditional dishes - mezze dishes, grills and wraps - be sure to check out our special selections - tasty choices put together by our head chef which also offer exceptional value. For business meetings or social events (such as a picnic!) when there are ten or more of you, we also offer amazing catering packages.
The atmosphere at Hiba is laid back but we take serving our customers very seriously. That's why we're pleased to receive special requests and are known for creating bespoke menus. Don't hesitate to let us know if you want a dish prepared a particular way to your liking or there's anything else we can help with, such as hosting at your events. We have a team of people who are happy to help - call us, pop in or drop an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Welcome to happy Hiba days!
Photos by Yurj Buzzi and Mohammad Ashraful Anam.