If Selale looks familiar on your first visit, it’s probably because the venue is almost indistinguishable from several other restaurants in the locality. The interior looks dreary – a big, bland and beige canteen – although a covered terrace offers a more cheery alternative. What sets this northernmost Green Lanes eaterie apart from the local competition, however, are the extras: the free things that land on your table regardless of what you order. Admittedly, the houmous, potato salad and fresh greens were pedestrian, but it’s a nice touch. Unfortunately, the starter we paid for was poor: a stingy portion of vine leaves. Why do so many restaurants seem to serve them straight from a can? But the cheese, egg and sausage pide was fantastic: its thin, crusty, golden base just thick enough to soak up a calorific coalescence of runny yolk and gooey cheese. Selale has a strong reputation for grilled meat and the lamb beyti was every bit as succulent and full-flavoured as we’d hoped. Our meal for two cost £25 and we had enough left over for another meal each: fantastic value at one of Green Lanes’ better restaurants.
2 Salisbury Promenade, Green Lanes
|Opening hours:||Open 6am-2am daily|
|Transport:||Tube: Turnpike Lane tube or Harringay Green Lanes rail or bus 29, 141|
|Price:||Main courses £9.50-£12.90. Set meal £12.75 (minimum 2)|
Average User Rating
4 / 5
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We've eaten here many times and it's always good value and great food. Great extras like salad and a turkish tea and a dessert for free are nice touches.
I really don't recognise the August reviewer's comments - "horrible" etc. I've been going to this place for years, and the prices they charge couldn't possibly be described as "overpriced". Always found service friendly, helpful (I'm not Turkish so sometimes need help with the menu) and I've never waited more than 15-20 mins even when packed. Good food at very reasonable prices. But don't trust reviews - go try it for yourself - most folks won't be disappointed.
Horrible experience, had to wait over 50 mins to be told "sorry, we made a mistake". After the food eventually arrived it was very mediocre but overpriced. Will not want to experience this place and its horrible service ever again!!
This place is fab. It has reopened with the larger premises and the food - which was great anyway, seems to have also improved. It's not theplace for a romantic dinner, but if it's decent tasty food at a decent price you're after you can;t go wrong with Selale.
Amazing spent 5.50 and got a big basket of delicious pitta bread, dips, big plate of salad, chicken, rice, cup of Turkish tea and 2 pastrys