8 London Turkish restaurants win at national awards

The Turkish Restaurant & Takeaway Awards (TURKA) celebrate the best of UK’s Turkish dining scene, and 8 London establishments won at the award’s recent ceremony.

From the best value restaurants and Turkish takeaways to the best interiors and fine dining venues, here are the Turkish Restaurants in London that won at the Turkish Restaurant & Takeaway Awards.

1 Fast Break Kozzy Café, Holborn

Crowned the Best Turkish Café or Restaurant in London, Fast Break Kozzy Café is a coffee shop with Mediterranean flair. Serving everything from jacket potatoes to bacon and egg butties, you can also get falafel or halloumi burgers as well as a selection of meze.

Address: 53 Red Lion Street, Holborn WC1R 4PD

Website: instagram.com

2 Olives and Meze, Clapham and Soho

Winner of Best Takeaway in London, Olives and Meze has two locations, one in central London, the other in the capital’s south. With plenty of plant-based and non-meaty dishes and healthy Mediterranean dishes, everything is made to order, and you can do this online or in store. are made to order. A wrap, whether it’s pulled beef or falafel cone with rainbow slaw and Greek salad and cost under a tenner.

Address: 131 Clapham High Street, Clapham SW4 7SS, 40 Great Windmill Street, Soho W1D 7LY

Website: olivesandmeze.co.uk

3 Master Kebab, Harlesden

This west London take away joint was one of the winners in the Best Regional Takeaway category. Food is available for collection or delivery, and the menu not only contains kebabs, but pizza, pasta, lasagne, jacket potatoes and chicken dishes too. Master Kebab has plenty of bundles and deals too.

Address: 20 Park Parade, Harlesden,  NW10 4JG

Website: masterkebabpizza.uk

4 Melissa Restaurant, Edgware

Found just near Cannon Park Station, Melissa won best Turkish Restaurant in North and West London. The neighbourhood restaurant’s experienced team prepare authentic Turkish dishes, and the restaurant itself is warm and inviting. There’s a second location in Harrow.

Address: Whitchurch Lane, Edgware HA8 6RW

Website: melissarestaurant.co.uk

5 MANTL, Knightsbridge

Found in one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, MANTL was crowned winner of the Fine Dining Restaurant category. The menu consists of familiar dishes embellished with fragrant spices and includes speciality dishes such as pistachio lamb cutlets. Find the restaurant opposite Harrods.

Address: 142 Brompton Road Knightsbridge, SW3 1HY

Website: themantl.com

6 Ruya Restaurant, Mayfair

A luxurious Anatolian restaurant with several locations dotted around the globe, Ruya won Best Designed Restaurant in London. With a fitout befitting its postcode, Ruya’s interiors are a refined mix of traditional and modern Turkish stylings which complement the menu of modern riffs on classic dishes.

Address: 30 Upper Grosvenor Street, Mayfair W1K 7PH

Website: ruyarestaurants.com

7 Lara Grill, Dagenham

Best Takeaway South and East London winner, Lara Grill in east London serves up Turkish, and wider Mediterranean fare, cooking many dishes over a charcoal grill. The restaurant is airy and well lit, and with foliage hanging from around the sky light and mix of plush bench seating and statement mirrors on the wall, the interiors are both a treat and inviting.

Address: 20-22 Whalebone Lane, Dagenham, RM8 IBJ

Website: laragrill.co.uk

8 Fez Mangal Mayfair

Winner of the Best Value Restaurant Award, Fez Mangal is a cosy restaurant with pavement seating near Green Park Station. Cold mezze and dips sit all around the £5 mark, you can grab a wrap for under £10 and a hefty kebab platter comes in at around £18. Has a second site in Notting Hill.

Address: 3 Shepherd Market, Mayfair W1J 7PB

Website: instagram.com

For more information on the awards visit turta.co.uk


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