Olives and Figs

Restaurants, Turkish Spitalfields
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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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Venue name: Olives and Figs
Contact:
Address: 14 Artillery Passage
London
E1 7LJ
Transport: Tube: Liverpool Street tube/rail
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East London Girl
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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. 



Indianchief

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.

aki

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