Durum Ocakbasi Restaurant

Restaurants, Turkish Finchley
3 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Durum Ocakbasi Restaurant

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For more than ten years the Durum Ocakbasi Restaurant has been serving up delicious Anatolian cuisine to the people of London’s Finchley. This cosy, welcoming restaurant is situated on the Ballards Lane, within reach of both West Finchley and Finchley Central stations, ideal for dining before heading in to town or meeting for an after work meal in a relaxing, unpretentious environment. Durum has long prided itself on the professional, accommodating service of its wait staff, always well turned out and serving with a smile, even at the very end of a busy Saturday night. This superb service is second only to the delicious food of the Durum Ocakbasi kitchen, where the chefs use traditional Eastern methods and typical ingredients in authentic Turkish dishes, ranging from hot and cold starters, which you might also enjoy mezze style, to moreish kebabs, cooked with health and natural flavour in mind. Durum’s wine list nit only includes a handful of favourite old and new world wines but both


Venue name: Durum Ocakbasi Restaurant
Address: 119 Ballards Lane Finchley
N3 1LJ
Price: £25 and under
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Average User Rating

2.7 / 5

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The staff are definitely as dumb as they look. Was there with a girl and she felt so uncomfortable as they were staring at all corners like idiots making smirking comments to each-other in turkish. It felt like a hobbit house as they were all just about 5 foot tall with eyebrows in much need of a divorce. However on the positive note It looks nice and cosy inside. its a shame the food was not as good, not seasoned at all, pretty basic things not done and expensive for what you get. The kebab place opposite Tesco is much more welcoming, better food and civilised staff at least. ...Stay away from the hobbits in durum. Cavemen don't deserve a star.

Not the best by far. I normally eat turkish in one of the many great haringey or Edmonton/ Enfield ones but thought i would try durum after it being recommended to me. I must say i was very disappointed. Firstly you do not get any of the complimentary starters/ dips and bread you get at better ones. I got the mixed kebab which was well overcooked to the point of being burnt and the portion size was pretty poor. The rice was stodgy and the bread had no herbs or dressing. Again if you go to one in Edmonton you get a lot more for your money. Food was overpriced.

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