This Turkish restaurant on Great Titchfield Street certainly looks a class above your average kebab joint. Most of that comes from an interesting interior with abstract art, Victorian-style studded seating and Ottoman lights – there's even crisp white linen. The food looks the part, too.
The menu kicks off with mezze, with options including houmous, tabouleh, falafel, deep-fried calamari and sautéed king prawns cooked in garlic butter and served with a tomato sauce. Mains go big on kebabs, mixed grills, lamb cutlets and Turkish stews. Pasta dishes and seafood options also feature.
Desserts are traditional. Expect homemade baklava, kadayif, sekerpare and firin sütlaç - a Turkish rice pudding. Keep an eye out for special offers and set menus, too.
Very thin traditional Turkish pizza covered with seasoned minced lamb and onions, fresh tomatoes, parsley and red peppers.
Efes' special margharita (kasarli pide)
With cheddar cheese and fresh tomato.
Diced lamb with green peppers, parsley, red peppers and tomatoes.
Diced chicken, fresh tomato, green pepper, red pepper, parsley and cheddar cheese.
Mushroom, red and green pepper, parsley, tomato and cheddar cheese.
Spinach with red pepper, onion, black olives and cheddar cheese.
Kasarli and sucuklu pide
Garlic sausages and cheddar cheese.
Halloumi cheese with tomato, back olives, red pepper, red onion and spinach.
Extra toppings are £1 each.