Category: Places

Entrepreneurs
Nova’s Kitchen – “a slice of Cyprus in Folkestone”
 

There’s a little slice of Cypriot cuisine being cooked up on Folkestone’s Harbour Arm, a part of the town that is rapidly becoming a destination and beacon for some exciting food and drink ventures. I moved to Folkestone three months ago, and was quickly followed by my friend and chef Hulya Erdal of Made By […]

Food & Drink
Go to Gaziantep – Turkey’s gourmet capital

Yasemen Kaner-White offers the perfect guide to ‘eating your way through the streets of Antep’, as it is often called, where Anatolian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours come together in a divine array of dishes. Gourmet travel is becoming an increasingly popular pastime. People understand that to get under the skin of any culture, the […]

Festivals
Savour the taste of Anatolia at Laburnum Street Food Fair

If you love Turkish food and are in London, get yourselves to Hackney this week, so you can sample all your favourite flavours in one place. On Thursday, 13 June, a five-day food festival opens by Suleymaniye Mosque in Haggerston, East London. Semi-covered street stalls will be selling a wide range of Turkish food, including […]

Ents & Leisure
Where to play poker in London

From a tourist’s perspective, London is all about the big attractions like Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. But once you have lived there for any amount of time or visited these attractions before, the city starts to look different. In the long term, you tend to decide more on everyday spots like places […]

Community
The best 2018 Turkish New Year parties in London
 

New Year’s Eve is all about letting go of the stresses of the past 12 months to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the year ahead. What better way to set the tone for 2019 than having yourself a memorable night out with family and friends. If happiness for you equates with tucking into kebabs […]

Holidays
UK travellers: visit somewhere new this autumn with Pegasus Airlines

There are bargains to be had for UK travellers seeking to get away this autumn. Flying out from London Stansted up to five times a day, Pegasus Airlines is offering an “inspiring range of destinations” via Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen airport. With one-way flights from London as low as £114.99, passengers can connect to an ever-expanding […]

Food & Drink
Review: Yosma “modernising, refreshing and re-energising” the way Turkish restaurants are presented in the UK

  “I’m going to Yosma tonight”, I tell my Turkish Cypriot mum. She raises an eyebrow and wonders what I’m up to. She lets me know that the translation of yosma can mean, loosely, a ‘flirt’, ‘coquette’, and more insinuatingly, ‘scarlet woman’. Ooo-err, I had no idea, mum. Yosma is owned and operated by restaurant […]