Olives and Figs

Restaurants, Turkish Spitalfields
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Venue says Hungry and close to Liverpool St? Come and enjoy delicious Turkish grills down charming Artillery Passage – a head turn from Spitalfields.

There's a focus on authenticity at this Turkish restaurant and bar in the backstreets of Spitalfields, much of it coming from a traditional Turkish charcoal grill kept white hot and busy. 

Outside of the kebabs, lamb chops, mixed grills, spicy chicken wings and chargrilled sardines, there's a solid selection of mezze. Expect tabbouleh, houmous, taramasalata, falafel and grilled haloumi served with salad. Sides are kept simple – think rice, chips, seasonal veg and suzme yoghurt. 

And to drink? It's BYOB, so grab a bottle en-route. There's also Turkish coffee, and it looks as strong as it should. 

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Olives and Figs says
Authentic Turkish cuisine with all our grills cooked over charcoal. You won’t believe that meals this good come at such reasonable prices. Perfect for City folk wanting a hearty meal around hours at the office.

Our menu includes classic hot and cold meze, kebabs, adana kebab (both chicken and lamb) and mouthwatering steaks.

Groups and couples are welcome in our charming spot. Perfect for meat lovers, fish-lovers and vegetarians, too!

Enjoy the capital's macabre past at our restaurant near to the historical hunting grounds of Jack the Ripper. We are located on a charming lane off Liverpool Street, moments away from Liverpool Street Station, Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane in east London.
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Venue name: Olives and Figs
Address: 14 Artillery Passage
E1 7LJ
Transport: Tube: Liverpool Street tube/rail
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East London Girl

This a Turkish BYOB restaurant down a small road called Artillery Passage off of Bishopsgate – there is a chance you may get lost!

It is a fairly small restaurant (although it has an upstairs and a downstairs) so would recommend booking. We shared the hot and cold meze starters – they are quite small platters so we had 4 between 5 of us (flatbread, dips, spare ribs, borek, sausages and falafel).

The mains are decent portions and come with rice and salad – most are only £9-10 each. I had the mixed grill (lamb and chicken) which was pretty tasty.  With a corkage fee of £3 per bottle, starters and mains, the bill came to a fairly modest £80. 


It's simple old style restaurant that does really good turkish food. I had the tabbouleh and chicken shish. They were divine. Food is authentic. Not expensive at all. good service.


Great value for money. Located near the city BYO and no corkage charge