Category: Food & Drink

Festivals
Britain’s top Turkish chefs showcasing food for Turkey at Taste of London

  The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism is exhibiting at one the hippest foodie festivals in Britain. Taste of London kicks off in Regent’s Park, Central London, this evening and runs until Sunday. Leading names from the capital’s flourishing Turkish restaurant scene will be cooking up treats on the Turkish stand, among them Selin […]

Ents & Leisure
Fasıl Night is back with Sezar Uğur Soy at Hattush Restaurant 

  After two successful dates, Turkish classical music has clearly found a new home in Honor Oak, South East London. Top Turkish singer Sezar Uğur Soy presents another fabulous Fasıl Night at Hattush Restaurant this Friday with renowned musical duo Hüseyin Cemgünal (keyboards) and Ercüment İbrahim (violin). The Turkish eatery has become a firm favourite […]

Food & Drink
Turkish for two? Top restaurants for this Valentine’s Day

If you’re seeking that special place to romance your loved one on Valentine’s Day, then look no further than one of these fantastic eateries in London and the southeast, where you can feed your Sultan or Sultanah tasty Turkish morsels as you look lovingly in their eyes and think of…baklava! Hot table no. 1: Tarshish […]

Food & Drink
Ristorante Frescobaldi

Despite a location with almost no passing footfall and having only been open for two weeks, Frescobaldi was almost full the Saturday lunch time I visited. To launch this first independent UK site, the people behind the centuries-old wine dynasty – Frescobaldi Vini – have partnered with Good Food Society, a new hospitality venture promoted […]

Food & Drink
Arabica Bar & Kitchen

“An Iranian and a part-Turk walk into a Levantine-inspired bar (and restaurant)”. Remarkably, not the opening to a joke with potential to offend, but an innocuous intro to an evening at recently launched Arabica Bar & Kitchen in the thick of Borough Market. For me to delay a visit to a newly opened Middle Eastern […]

Food & Drink
Ambience – worthy of a trek to Wimbledon

There is plenty of Turkish life “souf of the river”. One gem is Ambience, a 10-minute walk away from Wimbledon tube (or short hop of two stops along the 156 bus route), where you’ll be met by a warm and friendly welcome at this modern family-run Turkish Cypriot restaurant. The only Turkish eatery in the area, they have become a firm local favourite since opening their doors two years ago. Manager Tanser Ozdemir, […]

Food & Drink
Simit takes on the bagel in NYC

New York serves as the battleground for a new Middle Eastern conflict, this time over dough-breads. After years of domination, the city’s classic bagel has competition in the shape of its skinnier Turkish neighbour the simit. The company taking on the bagels is Simit and Smith, which opened its first Manhattan store on the Upper […]