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“Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marmaris BBQ

Marmaris BBQ
St. Giles Street, Northampton, England
01604 259 090
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Ranked #50 of 403 Restaurants in Northampton
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Desborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Visited this restaurant yesterday with my son.We both love turkish food and I have lived in Turkey and been travelling there for about 30 years.I was a bit dubious when I saw the outside but the smells coming from the restaurant were delicious!
We were not disappointed! We went for the set menu priced at £20.We shared a large plate of mezes served with lovely warm bread,all of which were delicious.Our main course was a large plate of mixed kebabs,served on a bed of rice with a side salad and a plate of fried onions with a pomegrante dressing.All the portions were generous and we couldn't eat all the rice - mainly because I wanted to save room for the baklava and Tutkish coffee.With 2 Effes beers and a bottle of red wine as well,our bill came to just under £60 which we both agreed was money well spent! We shall visit again.Such a shame that Northampton centre is so awful and depressing.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Superb authentic food with a real taste of Turkey”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Give the brands and chains a miss and sample some authentic food wich is cooked in front of you. Real traditional food

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northampton
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Brilliant place to eat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

In a town of chain resturants, if you want something truly authentic try Marmaris. Food is great, atmosphere is lovely, and good value. A rare find in any city centre. It loses a 5* as the wine is rubbish... Marmaris please get a decent house wine, and it can be a tadge smokey from the grill otherwise we will visit time and time again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Authentic Turkish cuisine on a street corner in Northampton”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I had only previously had a late night takeaway from Marmaris so it was high time for a 'proper' visit in the restaurant itself. Situated on the fairly unglamorous street corner of Fish Street and St Giles Street, it's fair to say Marmaris doesn't exactly live up to its name in terms of views, but the smells emanating from the open grill immediately transport you to sunnier climes. After a slightly elongated wait for a table, we opted for a mixed meze to start. This was a little disappointing, basically a few piles of dips on a plate with some pitta bread to mop it up. I'd have liked a few different dishes on there, maybe some stuffed vine leaves or spicy sausage, just to add a different taste and texture. The mains however were excellent. Beautifully grilled kebabs had a fantastically smokey, charcoal flavour to them, served with a nice fresh salad, rice and bread. It was simple food, cooked perfectly. You can't ask for much more than that. With a couple of drinks each, the bill for three was £60. Slightly expensive but not too bad. Give it a go. It's not posh but there's a nice feel to the place and you can do a lot worse for your money.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Have wanted to try here for years but have never got round to it. After the rugby and a few beers yesterday we did, finally and I loved it! Loved the atmosphere, staff friendly and the food yummy. Would definitely go back, came to about £29 for two mains, extra bread and a couple of beers, especially liked the pickled onion, vinegary onion side that came with it, meats were smoky a tasty and the salads good to.

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