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Monday 26th February - Sunday 4th March 2018

Following our very successful kitchen takeovers FEAST OF THE EAST & FOURTEEN DAYS OF DUMPLING we've now decided to explore the Middle East and at the same time, create some funds for the work of the Red Cross in the Syrian conflict.

Along side our normal menu, for seven days we'll have a selection of Syrian inspired dishes, including Kibbuh (spiced balls of delicious stuff), tabbouleh (bulgar wheat & parsley salad), hummus and sweet cheese pastries. 25% of all the proceeds go to the Red Cross.



Kibbuh is a Levantine dish made of bulgur (cracked wheat), minced onions, and finely ground lean beef, lamb, goat, or camel meat with Middle Eastern spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice).

Other types of kibbeh may be shaped into balls or patties, and baked, cooked in broth, or served raw. Kibbuh is considered to be the national dish of many Middle Eastern countries.


Supporting the Red Cross in Syria

Every month the Red Cross get food, water, blankets, soap and other essential help to people caught up in Syria’s terrible conflict.

They’re helping people get their homes ready for harsh winters, and deal with the psychological impact of years of violence. And they have worked to fix water networks and health services, cutting the risk of deadly diseases.

Much of the help is given by staff and volunteers of our partner, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent. Their reputation for neutrality means they can send help where other aid agencies cannot.

But these brave men and women still face huge risks – dozens have been killed in the line of duty.

The British Red Cross has been working with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent since 2004, helping the organisation prepare for a range of disasters.

Support for refugees outside Syria

Millions of people have fled from Syria to neighbouring countries such as JordanLebanonIraq and Turkey.

Many have found themselves separated from loved ones, struggling to find decent shelter or a way to earn a living.

They’re working with our partners in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement to give these refugees vital help too.