One of a collection of neighbourhood cafés on Stoke Newington High Street, Bodrum is a homely spot with canary-yellow walls and flyers advertising local events. It packs in the punters for filling weekend breakfasts – both English and Turkish versions are available – as well as lunchtime omelettes, burgers and the like. By evening, the menu turns Turkish, with a wide range of grills alongside dishes like ískender (meat baked with tomato sauce and yoghurt, and served on bread). We chose köfte, a generous portion of minced lamb seasoned with herbs, which arrived with a diminutive scoop of rice and braised vegetables in place of the traditional salad. Yet more proof, perhaps, of Bodrum’s dual nationality.
Bodrum Café & Bar
|Venue name:||Bodrum Café & Bar||Contact:|
61 Stoke Newington High Street
|Opening hours:||Meals served 9am-10pm daily.|
|Transport:||Tube: Stoke Newington rail/73, 76, 149, 243 bus|
|Price:||Main courses £5-£7.50. Set lunch £6.95 2 courses incl soft drink.|