Lewisham’s answer to the top Turks of Green Lanes: a prime source of pides and grills.
Refurbished in 2013, and moving a notch upmarket in the process, Meze Mangal remains the area’s top Turkish restaurant. We reckon it’s the match of many on north London’s Green Lanes. The decor now features parquet flooring, spotlights and long tables, but it’s the charcoal grill that still takes centre stage. From here comes the likes of bıldırcın (grilled quail) and patlıcan kebab (aubergine with minced lamb). Nevertheless, it’s on the list of freshly baked pide breads where you’ll find the best value; toppings range from spinach, onions and cheese to Turkish sausages with cheese, egg and tomatoes. A decent choice of meze dishes and Turkish wines boosts the appeal.