Time Out says
A Middle Eastern fusion restaurant specialising in free-range turkey.
When we heard a restaurant specialising in turkey was opening, we assumed it was just another poultry-focused fast-food shack. Instead, flavours at Strut & Cluck are Mediterranean and all-the-rage Middle Eastern, with dishes coming out mezze-sized.
The menu features all the staples, from pastrami to koftes, baba ganoush to schnitzel. Really, it’s a bit too wide – it felt like they were spreading themselves thin. Charred cauliflower with lemony crème fraîche had all the flavours in place, but was overcooked and lacked bite. A watermelon, feta, mint and olive salad also fell flat, while the hand-pulled shawarma with dates and pine nuts was so salty and over-spiced that I couldn’t finish it.
Happily, then, that the 'classic' turkey really shone. The slow-roasted thigh was tender and delicious: a far cry from the dry bird we’ve all suffered at festive feasts.
So, if you’re looking for a lean, tasty turkey fix, you’ll gobble this up. But for Middle Eastern-inspired small plates, there are frankly better (and cheaper) places to go.
151-153 Commercial Street
|Transport:||Shoreditch High Street Overground|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £90.|
|Opening hours:||Mon Midday-9.30pm; Tue-Thu midday-10pm; Fri midday-10.30pm; Sat 11am-10.30pm; Sun 10.30am-9pm.|
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It's Turkey but not as you know it- a relaxed environment serving reasonably priced Israeli style cuisine with turkey ( bot not only) as a key ingredient... A turkey is not just for Christmas but tastes great braised, in koftes with beetroot, schnitzel, etc. The whole cauliflower is a meal in itself. The environment is relaxed and informal with friendly service
Really delicious food... don't be put off by the name of the restaurant... it's not a fried chicken restaurant!
In the heart of the city, we found this small oasis of eastern mediterranean food and music. The presentation is impeccable and the cocktails remind you of summer nights under the starry sky. Highly recommended.
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