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Restaurants, Turkish

Flying the flag for Turkish cuisine in the Balti Triangle

Among the many Indian and balti restaurants of the renowned Ladypool Road, Antep flies the flag for Turkish cuisine with its authentic selection of grilled meats, traditional salads, casseroles and Turkish pizzas.

There's a full takeaway service, but this is no casual kebab joint. The restaurant’s Eastern-decorated interior boasts stunning tilework and the tables are usually filled with families and friends dining out.

Starters available include Saksuka, a dish of sauteed aubergine, peppers and fried potatoes in a tomato and onion sauce (£4). Those familiar with food from the Eastern Mediterranean will recognise Yaprak Dolma - green vine leaves stuffed with rice and cooked in olive oil (£4). Opting for a meze platter allows you to enjoy a selection of different dishes in the traditional way.

You can’t miss the charcoal grill as you walk into Antep. From this beast come a whole range of creations, including Kuzu Kaburga - chargrilled seasoned tender lamb chops (£11). There’s also lamb chops, chicken wings, minced lamb with parsley and red peppers, plus a menu of kebabs that includes the classic doner.

Vegetarians are not left behind. One option is Mussaka, an oven baked dish consisting of layers of seasonal vegetables topped with cream sauce and cheese. Another is found on the Turkish Pizza menu, and features a topping of feta cheese, peppers, tomatoes, onions and parsley.

Venue name: Antep
Address: 368-370 Ladypool Road
B12 8JY