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“Fabulous” Turkish-Cypriot cooking has won a major foodie reputation for Selin Kiazim’s Shoreditch seven-year-old, aided by “genuine” service from business partner Laura Christie. It’s a “lively” spot too (if “really noisy with chatter bouncing off the hard surfaces”).
Selin Kiazim’s “incredible” Turkish-Cypriot cooking “delivers every time” at her six-year-old Shoreditch venture, and is “paired with a great list of Turkish wines” by Laura Christie, who runs the front of house. The pair’s spin-off in Fitzrovia, first called Kyseri and later Oklava Bakery & Wine, closed down in 2020.
“Outstanding Turkish and Cypriot cuisine” – with an original, light spin that can come as a “real surprise” – wins plaudits for this Shoreditch venue. “Sitting at the counter watching the food being prepared is eye-opening; and owners (Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie) obviously love what they do”. “It’s not strictly vegetarian, but has many options if you are”.
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|Wine per bottle||£39.00|
74 Luke Street, London, EC2A 4PY
|Tuesday||5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm|