The Team

Abel is brought to you by Javier Duarte and his highly efficient team of professionals. All dedicated to their passion to ensure that you can leave with the best memories from you’re visit. From start to finish a perfect gastronomic experience and the exquisite ritual of the service that goes with it.

Abel’s cuisine is influenced by an incredible range of products from the sea and the fertile Mediterranean valleys. The great mountainous Basque Country or the beautiful Bay of Angels represented by Nice, the capital of the Côte d'Azur, has led Abel to an amazing clash between coastal cuisine dominated by fish seafood or inland cuisine with fresh meat, hams, vegetables, fruits, freshwater fish.

The French and Spanish influence is what leads this cuisine, with a difference between the cuisine of either side of the modern border; Abel has been quick to absorb new ingredients and techniques from Greek and Mediterranean cuisine from their own trade and exploration links.

Counter food bar style, although the idea is sharing a wide range of different options, there are full-sized versions for almost all dishes, for those of us who understandably don’t like sharing food

The Food

Abel ’s Executive chef,Javier Duarte has over 12 years’ experience as a Private chef, Head-chef, Sous-Chef / Chef de Partie and Commis chef in great prestige and high-quality restaurants, hotels & catering around Barcelona and London.

From Sous-chef position at Gordon Ramsay’s Foxtrot Oscar restaurant to awarded best U.K restaurant in heart of London Barrafina as Head Chef, Javier has also worked for several luxury catering services in the world such as Silverstone F1 Grand Prix in Qatar for the QNCC (Qatar National Convention Center), for the WPC (World Petroleum Congress) or the United Nations convention.

Chef Javier successfully led and managed several talented chefs, which he has decided to bring into Abel to set up the concept bringing quality and consistency.

The Bar

The ABEL Bar at the Mercato Metropolitano is a very special place to drink a cocktail.

An opulent, frivolous, sophisticated, playful, french vintage drinking bar. Abel bring a touch of Paris style and class to the London cocktail bar scene. A place full of dichotomies brilliantly crashing up against one another.

Based in the heart of the Mercato Metropolitano, the Abel Cocktail Bar is inescapable for the 2,000 daily visitors.

From Cocktail infusion and frozen drinks to organic wines, unfiltered beers and Sparklings, the Abel bar is certainly well chosen and imaginative, but this place is more about the scene than what's in your glass. It's hip and so are the people who drink there.

With the same idea than journalist Drew Lazor’s latest book “How to drink French Fluently”, Abel mixologist worked on Cocktails that can absolutely be paired with food and more specially Chef Javier mediterranean’s menu.