Whitecross Street has become a destination for street food on Thurday and Friday lunchtimes,with stalls selling hog roast sandwiches, burritos, falafel wraps, jerk chicken and more besides. But in wintry weather, the indoor seating of the market street’s cafés beckon. The Iskele is one of them, a ‘Mediterranean’ restaurant on a spacious site with coloured glass pendant lanterns and other knick-knacks that give it an Anatolian feel.
The menu is mostly Turkish, as this is what they do best, and meze can be ordered individually or as sharing platters. The wine list is short but of unusually high quality for a place of this kind.