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Summary

“Real old Upper Street favourites”, these Ottoman-themed Turkish cafés are “buzzy, bustling and loud – so you have to be in the right mood”. Arguably the cheap scoff is a tad “routine” nowadays, but on most accounts, you still get “plentiful food at reasonable prices” and a fair dose of “fun”.

£32
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

These “intimate, bazaar-style” Turkish cafés with “over-the-top” Ottoman-themed décor are just a few doors apart on Islington’s main drag. From “excellent mezze to breakfast” the scoff’s “serviceable and good value” (and “far better than you might expect”).

£35
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Buzzy and friendly” (if “cramped and noisy”) Turkish bistros – a micro empire with three nearby sites in Islington; their mezze-biased menu includes “all the favourites” at easygoing prices.

£35
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Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

They may look “cramped” and slightly “clapped out”, but these “retro” Turkish bistros, in Islington, offer “deliciously filling” mezze at “bargain” prices, in a “cheerful” and “friendly” setting.

£36
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Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
Yes
11 pm, Fri & Sat midnight
54
Opening hours

Last orders: 11 pm, Fri & Sat midnight

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