There's certainly a bit of aesthetic opulence at this Turkish restaurant on Southampton Row. And while the intricate gilding, frescos, murals and mosaics might not quite befit the grandeur of the Ottoman Empire itself, they certainly offer an interesting backdrop to Antalya's food and drink.
The menu focuses on authentic Turkish dishes, though classic Mediterranean options feature too. Expect, then, tabbouleh, falafel and even penne pasta alongside imam bayildi, kofte kebabs, Turkish mezze, moussakka and ozel incik - the house special of slow-cooked knuckle of lamb oven-baked with potatoes, carrots, celeriac and shallots.
Keep an eye out for set menus, too.
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I don't even know where to start..... We have booked a table for Friday. Someone called us on Wednesday asking what time are we gonna be arriving today. We explain that we have an email with confirmation of booking for Friday..... It should be a first clue that something is not right. We have arrived on Friday 10 min before our reservation and we could see the horror on the person who has greeted us. The table wasn't ready.... We could see that a table of 2 was moved in the middle of their food to accommodate longer table for us..... (i would literatury walk away if I was them....). We were asked would we like to go for the set Xmas menu as it will give us a chance to try different starters and then we could choose mains and desserts. We agreed. We also asked for tap water. Once it arrives no one cared that we didn't have any single glass for water..... Once the starters arrived there was not enough plates nor cutlery for all of us and no one seems to care (we stole some from table next to us). To be honest the starters were so so. Boring, unimaginative and disappointing.... mains were bit better but one of our friends have to wait extra 20min for food as the order wasn't taken properly. And the desserts..... Shocking. We were given whatever was available in the kitchen. We have explained that the Xmas menu was allowing us to choose the dessert. So after waiting yet again for food we were already exhausted with unprofessional service. And omg...... Horrible.... Cream carmen awful... Backlawa discounting, rice pudding tasting like chemicals..... I have to say that I don't wish to anyone to go through what we did... And The explanation was..... Its Xmas....
Our visit was such a family success we have returned within the month for yet another great meal. The food was splendid, so vibrant in flavour and colour, the menu offers a good selection, even our young son who is not so adventorous thoroughly enjoyed his meal. The decor is stunning and totally turkish, the service and price equally great.