Troia’s small, dimly lit interior is made intimate with a profusion of coloured-glass chandeliers. The place appears far more roomy than it is, thanks to two massive mirrors. It’s close to the London Eye and while there are several other restaurants nearby, Troia holds its own nicely. Despite the name (Ancient Troy is in the west of modern Turkey), the owners are Kurdish but the dishes are mostly similar to those of other London Turkish restaurants, including a wide selection of meze. Of these, kalamar tava (fried squid with walnut sauce, served on rocket leaves with lemon wedges) was hot and fresh from the fryer, the squid complemented by the crunchy walnut sauce. Broad beans served with yoghurt were boosted by bright-red kırmızı biber (chilli flakes). A main course of çoban kavurma (lamb stew with tomatoes and peppers) was served with a spicy red-pepper sauce, but let down by too much salt and rather dull pitta. In contrast, classic adana kebab was well-executed, with juicy minced lamb. A cheery, chatty waiter kept our bread basket topped up unbidden. We were also impressed by the olives and cacik served when we first sat down.
3F Belvedere Road
|Opening hours:||Meals served noon-midnight Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun.|
|Transport:||Tube: Waterloo tube/rail|
|Price:||Main courses £8.25-£12.95. Set lunch £8.75 2 courses. Set meze £9.95 per person (minimum 2).|
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We came here for my friends birthday after stumbling across it...........drum roll.........it was rubbish! Dissapointing because the inside has really nice decorations with paintings on the walls and beautiful lamps & lanterns. However, the food was embarrasingly rubbish. I had a steak which didn't even include any sides such as salad or veg, there was chips of course but they were even rubbish. The steak its self sat in the middle of the plate all small and rubbish with sauce that looked like puke, puked over it. My friends had burger, which looked like a microwave burger you buy from a cornershop, or something you make when your drunk. The chef must of been drunk, was the chef even a human? was he/she a child? or was it an animal? You can make a really nice looking poo sandwich, but at the end of the day its a poo sandwich. Won't be going here again!! Oh no no no! I'd rather eat a bowl of poo
It's incredible... I can't understand how they can have good reviews. We had the worst dinner in London EVER. No competitors. Mc Donald's is wayyyy muuuch better. We had terrible burgers, dry, poor, not tasty. We were shocked. Some of us had a steak, terrible too, and without the sauce described. No side salads at all, just few chips. Incredible, I'm still shocked. But also... we had to wait MORE THAN ONE HOUR for this absolute crap food, when the place was in a normal busy time. I can't believe this business is still running...