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Tad

London Fields

At first glance, the modestly named Tad seems indistinguishable from any other mid-range Turkish restaurant. Chefs standing in smoke flip meat on the grill, generic pictures of plants hang from the walls, and the tellies are tuned into nothing more exciting than whatever happens to be on ITV1. But the quality – and somewhat daunting enormity – of the food ensures customers keep coming back for more.

The mezze starter for one could comfortably feed two, the chicken shish kebabs are perfectly chargrilled, and the Iskender kebab, a lamb doner slathered in hot tomato sauce and cold yoghurt, is an indulgent feast. Prices are reasonable and we're happy to see underrated Turkish wines on the menu - it's just a shame the waiting staff are a β€˜tad’ grumpy.

Venue name: Tad
Contact:
Address: 261 Mare St
London
E8 3NS
Opening hours: Open 9am-11pm daily
Transport: Tube: Hackney Central or London Fields rail. 48, 106, 236, 254 bus.

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

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Adel K

I'm not sure where this Fatso below ate at but it must have been at anatolia as she is the wife of the proprietor, so she would throw dirt on a near by quality restaurant.

I've been going into TAD for years and have never come across better service anywhere else, the food is great, staff are bubbly and always welcoming.

Adel K

I'm not sure where this Fatso below ate at but it must have been at anatolia as she is the wife of the proprietor, so she would throw dirt on a near by quality restaurant.

I've been going into TAD for years and have never come across better service anywhere else, the food is great, staff are bubbly and always welcoming.

Fatos K

I went here with my boyfriend for the first time on the 12th July 2014. As we walked in we were taken to our table and they just put the menus on the table without even saying a word. I didn't want to seem fussy so didn't say anything. Then we waiting exactly 20 minutes for someone to come over to us to order a food, they didn't even acknowledge us my boyfriend had to go to the front to call someone over to tell them that we are ready to order. Food wasn't so amazing but edible, the rice was rather cold and the meat and chicken seemed a little on the raw side but still didn't want to make a fuss. After we had finished our meal, we waited for 20 minutes again to ask for the bill, by now I was so frustrated and angry that the service was so slow! The staff were more concerned about the World Cup playing and talkig to customers which were friends I'm assuming cos they kept going over to make jokes and laugh. When a staff come over to us finally I told him I didn't like the service and that we waited 20 minutes for anyone to approach us and to bring our bill but he walked off without apologising or saying a word. Basically I was talking to myself because I was ignored and quite offended! As me and my boyfriend walked out the restaurant the waiter that ignored me started to scream 'byeeeeeee' in a very sarcastic way! I will not be returning to this restaurant ever again! Worse service and not so great food! If you are local, go to Anatolia couple shops down, service and food is a lot better!

G G

we love this place qualty food with great service

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harry lewis

Excellent value for money, have been going since 2010 with family and friends, never thought about putting up a review until yesterday evening, I took friends to celebrate my girlfriends birthday, the staff were excellent the food was great as always, i was expecting the bill to be high after all there were 20 of us, but to my surprise it was well within my budget and in fact we got 2 bottles of champagne compliments of the boss, though i ended up leaving a huge tip, but we did have a cracking evening the waiters were very entertaining.... good work tad

sue Lukes

passed it on the way to an assignment and went for lunch on the penultimate Friday before Christmas. Of course it was packed and I (solo, older, female) had not booked: The staff and manager moved some tables around and sorted it out quickly, apologised and smiled. The food is delicious: fresh,tasty, perfectly judged, in huge portions I could not finish. Bread and two salads, all very good, came free. Service on this very busy day was very very good too, friendly but not intrusive. And the bill was a pleasant surprise. I loved it, do go.You may meet me as I intend to go back.