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Belsize Park
This neighbourhood grill and meze bar in Belsize Village is a friendly spot where locals casually stop by each other’s tables to chat, and large groups book birthday lunches. The long, thin ground floor has high-backed leather chairs; a line of glass lanterns is almost the only thing that distinguishes the place as Turkish. Downstairs, though, where a screen barely hides the kitchen from the cosy dining area, colourful woven fabrics, tassels and cushions add a luxurious harem element to meals. Among the more unusual dishes is arnavut cigeri (lamb’s liver dusted with flour and spices then sautéed), and, from the appealing vegetarian selection, kabak (a cheese-topped dish of courgettes, mushrooms, peppers and tomato, served with rice). We loved the kizartma yoghurtlu (fried Mediterranean veg with tomato sauce and yoghurt), and greedily scooped up all the creamy juices. Equally pleasurable was havuç tarator, a thick yoghurt and carrot dip, served with hot puffy bread. Adana kebab was especially juicy, a large salad, red cabbage, grilled pepper and tomato completing a virtuous main course. Çankaya dry white from Turkey kicks off the short wine list at £14.90. Complimentary cubes of toothsome rahat locum finish meals on a sweet note.
Venue name: Beyoglu
Address: 72 Belsize Lane
Opening hours: Lunch served 11am-3pm, dinner served 6-11pm Mon-Fri. Meals served 11am-11pm Sat, Sun.
Transport: Tube: Belsize Park tube
Price: Main courses £8-£12.50. Set meze £12.50 per person (minimum 2).

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Maureen Grayson

I live practically next door so, obviously, a good, reasonably priced restaurant is just the order of the day! An extremely friendly and intimate atmosphere, ambience 100% with all the glowing Turkish lanterns; you'd think every day was the festive season! The premises is clean and tidy, the food served hot and fresh. The Beyoglu staff always treat their diners like royalty regardless of whether you're a new customer or a returning one for the 100th time! The prices are very reasonable and the portions plentiful. The food tastes as good as it looks and the presentation is second to none. Highly recommended!!!

Ski violet

Enjoyed dinner here tonight. Reasonably priced, after dinner coffees started at only £1.60!! Nice cosy setting, clean with nice atmosphere. Staff were friendly, food was generous and tasty. Would go again if we lived locally and only a short walk from all the hustle and bustle around the Belsize Park tube station. Worth a visit!