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Summary

“Nothing flashy, but always reliable” – that’s the approach at this “satisfying” Turkish/Kurdish spot near Angel, serving “very good mezze and kebabs”; “though it can be hard to hold an audible conversation, it’s terrific value”.

£30
Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

A “buzzy old Islington favourite” – a “friendly” sort of place which always “gets the staples right”; these include “great-value Turkish mezze”.

£31
Good
Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Mezze are particularly good” (and there are some “excellent” Kurdish grill dishes on offer too), at this “low-key” bolthole – an “always-reliable” Islington “staple”.

£30
Good
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

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Highchair, Portions,
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11 pm, Sun 10 pm
265 Upper St, London, N1 2UQ
Opening hours

all day noon - midnight
Last orders: 11 pm, Sun 10 pm

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