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Rob Greig

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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>5</span>/5

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Venue details

  • Address:

    Antepliler 139 Upper Street
    N1 1PQ

  • Venue phone:

    020 7226 5441

  • Venue website:

  • Opening hours:

    Meals served noon-11pm daily

  • Transport:

    Tube: Angel tube or Highbury & Islington tube/rail

  • Price:

    Main courses £9.50-£13.90. Set meal £19.50 3 courses

  • Map

    1. Antepliler

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Average User Rating

2.9 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:4
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:1
  • 1 star:4
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I tried this restaurant one afternoon on Saturday. The waitress was distinctly sour in manner, though very polite. I am not sure whether this was because I was a woman on my own, only ordered a starter with wine, or not of the same culture. She delivered free olives, dip and pitta bread. I refused the bread as I Iam Gluten free. She looked somewhat puzzled, but still very polite. By this point I felt a little uncomfortable. However, I decided to excuse her mannerism and stay. A Male waiter took over who was much more inviting and friendly in his approach. The two starters Imam biyldi ( cannot spell) nice but small liver and hummus - dry and nothing to shout out about . Pinot Grigio - one of the best I have had in Islington Decor - Beautiful


Decidedly average food - the hummus was dry, the stuffed wine leaves just tasted bad, and the borek was disappointing. Very slow and disinterested service. Will not return.


Based on a recommendation from a friend went to this restaurant last night with a friend. I have to say i had a very good meal. The mixed meze was delicious with a great variety of veggie and meaty bites we then shared the mixed grill which was a great portion and very tasty. The service was courteous and helpful. My one complaint would be the decor...


Don't be fooled- this is distinctly average turkish food. There are far better options around upper street, or stoke newington, or green lanes. The service is appalling and our mains were cold. AND the manager refused to speak to us, when we asked to raise it with him. AWFUL.

Anne Gardner

Such courtesy for just a coffee + being offered it on the house! Will be back soon to try the delights of the menu.

Rob S

My local favourite, great service even when very busy. Consistently great food quality, go for the specials which are all tasty


Awful. Waited 15mins to be asked if we would like a drink. Ordered starters mine came out and was told my partners would be a few minutes waited 20minutes until we decided to leave not one waiter noticed we had food missing. The food I did have was good but the service really let them down.


fairly food good, but some reluctance to want to serve the pre theatre menu at 6.30pm. although not a direct 'no' but the menu wasn't offered, we had to ask and we were told it was small portions and there wasn't much time left; even though it finishes at 7pm. one of the waiters was quite solemn or dare I say miserable. we were in quite a large group so spent a fair amount of money...although no one to bid us farewell and thank us for our custom...did leave a tip but kind of regretted it.


Oh how we love this restaurant. Just don't want too many other people to know about it. If you do go though, the vegetarian mezze is to die for.


Went last night for mother day and was amazing!!! The service was incredible - our waiter was so so friendly and really keen to help us make our choice. The food was mouth watering and at less than £20 per person inc drinks,entrees,mains and coffess you cant go wrong. They provide complimentry bread and olives and they they also treated us to a free icecream since we brought our mum. o glad I live close as this place is now my new Local!! LOVED IT AND WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE!!n