A good-looking Turkish restaurant just down the road from Tayyabs, in Whitechapel. Although food from the Bosphorus is the focus here, dishes from the Mediterranean and the Middle East also feature, served in a dining room nothing short of spacious. There's a private dining room too though, should you want a little intimacy.
The food menu ranges from hummus, falafel, lahmacun and other Middle Eastern mezze to shawarma spits, Turkish salads, steaks and various pide - a traditional Anatolian pizza dish of sorts, cooked in a stone oven and served here with diced lamb, onions, green pepper, parsley, oregano and cheese, or spinach, mushrooms, tomato purée, peas, garlic and olive oil.
It's the house grills that prove most popular though. Cooked over red-hot coals, dishes include skewers of marinated lamb, spicy minced lamb, marinated chicken wings, lamb chops and BBQ king prawns. There's a mixed grill too, for indecisive sorts. Desserts - should you have room - include authentic, sweet and sticky baklava as well as rich milkshakes flavoured with Ferrero Rochers, Oreos and Daim Bars.
|Venue name:||Maedah Grill||Contact:|
42 Fieldgate Street
|Transport:||Tube: Aldgate East tube|
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3.5 / 5
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Had to wait nearly 10 minutes to get an attention of an waiter to place the order. Another waiter served the drinks at worng table, I had to call him and tell him he served the drink at wrong table. Only half of the food came after 15 minutes, some body just dumped the food and walked away. It took another 5 minutes to get an attention to tell them they served the wrong food and only half of the food. I called our waiter and I asked him about our food and he said he forgot to order everything I asked for. And after 40 minutes of arriving at this place I'm still waiting for my food and writing this review.
I have been here on 2 ocassions. The food is good, but most of it tastes the same and a bit bland. The manager is a good guy, he gave us a 10% discount given that I had been there on an earlier ocassion and he remembered me as had struck up a chat on the earlier ocassion. Further he gave us free Baklawa and some other turkish sweets and tea absolutely free after we finished. Overall I am happy with the service despite what others have said but can I suggest to the restaurant owner to bring the taste and quality up one notch as the food could be a slightly more tastier.
We used to go lots of Turkish restaurant specially north London ! Yesterday I went to east London with friend who come from USA . I offer him to try Turkish food ! This is my 2nd time visit in maedah ! First of all waiter showing they are so busy while restaurant was quite ! No smile in the face ! Food was over cooked ! Tasteless ! Before finish food , waiter send bill & I said we did not ask for bill ! He back , we tought wrong table but after few second he return & send bill again , said we are closing !that time even not 11pm ! I said ok ! Paid bill . Now they are hurry to clean our table while we still eating with others few table . Another 2 more waiter come. & say we are closing !!! ...... Result is it's 5:15am morning I'm writing this comment while I'm suffering tummy hurting ! Went toilet few time on night ! Please go & see some famous Turkish reastaurant in North London like Kervan shofari, Devran , vadi, selesa & see how is there service , food ! Learn something from them !
As with any type of food...opinions will always be split. I've worked in Turkey, so have experienced the cuisine first hand. I also lived a few doors down from this restaurant for over a year and ate here many times. The food at Maedah Grill is excellent. I've tried most things on the menu and it's all good. My personal recommendation would be the Special Sarma Kebab, although it very rich and I'm yet to finish one portion to myself. The Lamb Chops are very tasty as well. I would also like to note the service is very friendly as well. Try for yourself.
We go here a lot and I think the food is very fresh and of a really high standard. The service is always excellent too. I recommend the vegetable kebabs.
I normally do not like turkish food (do to the lack of spice) but this place is amazing. Full of flavour and good quality meat. cooked to perfection. Some reviews seem to be about the wrong place. Going back on Sunday. Gonna try the 'lamb balls'.
I liked the restaurant, but whatever I ordered (i forget - they were lamb balls) was described as 'spicy', which it wasn't. It was bland. Too bad. I love turkish food. However, liked the restaurant well enough so will return and try something else
I completely disagree with the review. The food is a lot tastier than other Turkish restaurants I have eaten at. The service is always great too, the waiters are really friendly. One of my favourites!