Restaurants, Turkish Canonbury
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This is a Kurdish and Turkish restaurant in Upper Street. The decoration is agricultural, with authentic Kurdish farm implements suspended from walls and ceiling. There is a second branch (which has a more contemporary decor) near Clapham Common.


Venue name: Gem
Address: 265 Upper Street
N1 2UQ
Opening hours: Meals served noon-10.30pm Mon-Thur, Sun; noon-11pm Fri, Sat.
Transport: Tube: Angel tube/Highbury & Islington tube/rail
Price: Main courses £4.90-£13. Set lunch £5.90 bento box.
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Henry C

Great little find hidden away amongst the chains and pound shops on Upper Street. The food is good, if not exceptional, but it is well priced and fixes any Mezze craving you may have. I had a dip selection with a few hot mezze's and my family shared a Lamb Kebab and a Mixed Grill. All the food was cooked perfectly and tasted wonderful.

The decor is beautifully Islington meets Turkey. Reminds me a lot of the old Turkish bakers we used to visit in Stoke Newington during the 90's. 

The house white wine is also absolutely delightful and has clearly been selected by someone who knows their grapes.

Would visit again in a heartbeat.


amazing restaurant, went their with the family, and its was really delicious, the decoration was amazing too. must go!!!