At first glance, the modestly named Tad seems indistinguishable from any other mid-range Turkish restaurant. Chefs standing in smoke flip meat on the grill, generic pictures of plants hang from the walls, and the tellies are tuned into nothing more exciting than whatever happens to be on ITV1. But the quality – and somewhat daunting enormity – of the food ensures customers keep coming back for more.
The mezze starter for one could comfortably feed two, the chicken shish kebabs are perfectly chargrilled, and the Iskender kebab, a lamb doner slathered in hot tomato sauce and cold yoghurt, is an indulgent feast. Prices are reasonable and we're happy to see underrated Turkish wines on the menu - it's just a shame the waiting staff are a ‘tad’ grumpy.
261 Mare St
|Opening hours:||Open 9am-11pm daily|
|Transport:||Tube: Hackney Central or London Fields rail. 48, 106, 236, 254 bus.|
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