Conflict Café Syria

Why Join the Table?

Syrian dining in spectacular tunnels under Waterloo station on Peace Day. **Currently sold out. Add your name to waitlist in case of last minute cancellations** Conflict Café is bringing back its sell-out supperclub, Conflict Café Syria. Join us for a Syrian sharing feast with no less than 9 dishes. As seen in the Guardian and Evening Standard, Conflict Café is the pop-up that serves peace through food.
Chefs from Syrian restaurant Ayam Zaman will delight with a menu including favourites like baba ghanouj and classic kibbeh, and the chance to try something perhaps not so familiar, such as hara isbah, a traditional Syrian dish of pasta with tamarind and lentils, and the delicious fattet makdous, a dish from Damascus that had everyone salivating last time.
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House Rules: This is not just any pop-up, this is Conflict Café. Be ready to sit down and ‘break bread’ with strangers, and strike up conversation!

Travel Tip: Easiest route is via Waterloo Rail Station. Take Exit 1 located next to platform 1, turn right, and walk straight down. House of Vans is located on your right hand side.

Seating: Please let us know if you would like to be seated with another booking.

Dietary requirements: Please let us know if you are vegan or vegetarian.

In a Nutshell

Conflict Café, Time Out’s “Most Inspirational Pop-up”.

A unique culinary experience from peacebuilding NGO, International Alert, combining food from conflict areas, and harnessing the power of food to get people together, breaking bread, and starting a conversation. We've served over 1000 diners, highlighting cuisines and conflicts from Colombia to Syria, Sri Lanka to Myanmar.

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The Whole Hog

"There is something very significant about the act of bringing people together around a table to eat, whatever their differences: the very act of cooking and sharing food is a unifying one. It's true that this is not the only tool for peace, but it is a step in the right direction and a great reason to support Conflict Cafe." - Yotam Ottolenghi


Conflict Café has served over 1000 diners, highlighting cuisines and conflicts from Syria to Colombia, and celebrating the power of food to break down barriers and get people talking.
At the pop-up, diners join communal tables where they are treated to a feast of traditional dishes from countries that have experienced conflict around the world, created by chefs from the regions.

Featured in The Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Reuters, Associated Press, CNN, BuzzFeed, BBC Radio 4, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, Evening Standard, Time Out and more, the charity initiative has been running since 2014.

Find out more at: Twitter: @talkpeacefest, Insta: @international_alert, Email: [email protected]

Very well organised event. Food was tasty, staff friendly and loved the concept of meeting new people, sharing experiences and learning more about Syria! Would definitely go again.

What a great evening. Shame that the heating fan made it hard to hear the speaker.

More about this Experience

  • Vegan Friendly
  • Be Good to Your Health
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Great on your own!
  • Vegetarian Friendly

Event Tags: Do Good, Feel Good, Liv & Sid's Favourite Grub Clubs, London Pop-Ups, Meet New People, Middle Eastern Cuisine, Top Seller, Try Something Different, Unique Dining, Wheelchair Friendly, Vegetarian, Vegan

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