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 Restaurant

For North Londoners, you no longer need to trek into central London to impress. Tarshish combines the wow-factor of a trendy fine-dining restaurant in the West End with the convenience of its Wood Green location, topped with superb cuisine that sends you into Turkish food heaven.

Your romantic evening at this stunning, spacious venue, set on two upper floors, starts with a complimentary glass of Prosecco or a Virgin Strawberry Mojito. Your memorable night continues with a delicious three-course meal and entertainment from a live band, all for just £49.95 per person. Call 020 8881 6479 for reservations.



Hot table no. 2: Kazan Restaurant

For Ottoman opulence, look no further than Kazan Restaurant. Nestled in the heart of Victoria, central London, this fine-dining restaurant will be serving a feast of four magnificent courses, including classic mezze and grilled dishes.

Finish off the evening with their Red Velvet Cocktail – Belvedere vodka, Cassis liquor, fresh Mint & forest fruits, with citrus water and rhubarb & grapefruit bitters​​. Bookings are available over the phone at 0207 233 7100.

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Kazan restaurant: Ottoman opulence in the heart of Victoria


Hot table no. 3: The Fat Turk

Essex residents can hit the right romance notes this Valentine’s with a table for two at The Fat Turk. This fine dining restaurant in Brentwood is guaranteed to impress as much for its lavish setting as for its sumptuous three-course dinner that includes kalamar (squid), Fat Turk Izgara (barbequed mixed meat platter), and aphrodisiac dessert of Tart filled with chocolate ganache, white chocolate mousse and maple walnut ice cream, washed down with sorbet and pink champagne.

There’s complimentary Prosecco on arrival and live music courtesy of X Factor 2016 contestant Niall Sexton. Price per person: £75.

Prawn, Hellim and fig salad 😍 #thefatturk

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Hot table no. 4: Ambience

Feed your love with award-winning kebabs from Ambience Restaurant in Wimbledon

If food is the way to your lover’s heart, look no further than Wimbledon’s Ambience Restaurant.

This award-winning, family-run eatery’s menu is based on mama Serap Ozdemir’s traditional Turkish Cypriot recipes, which include freshly-prepared hot and cold mezes and grilled meats.

A warm and intimate atmosphere beckons as you feast on their three-course Valentine’s Day menu for just £23.99 per person.


Hot table no. 5: Cyprus Garden

Turkish London’s top nightlife spot Cyprus Garden also has a special Valentine’s Day programme this Tuesday 14 Feb. For £25 per person, enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival, a set menu meal, and then smooch your loved one as you are entertained by top singers Ali Babutsa, Peri Aziz, and Devrim Baca, and cabaret host Kerem.

Call on 0203 4787 382 / 0773 8410 870 to make your reservation.

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Main Valentine’s Day image above © Tarshish Restaurant.