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The Iskele

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#719 of 18,786 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Friendly Mediterranean restaurant close to the Barbican. A hint of Mediterranean spice and Turkish hospitality with authentic Ottoman decor. Winner 2017 Best Value at British Kebab Awards.
PRICE RANGE
$12 - $19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Turkish
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have attended this restaurant a few times for people's birthdays they always go that extra mile to make the day special by getting the whole restaurants guests to join in singing happy birthday

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Y9560XEdeniseh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I came here for dinner before an event at the Barbican. We had booked a table and were seated immediately upon arrival. The staff were very welcoming and there was an extensive menu. We were given complimentary bread and houmous which was...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank thegirlfromthemoon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have used this restaurant many times and every time myself and customers leave saying what a wonderful experience it was . Very friendly service matched with the flavors in the food all at reasonable cost. We had several hot starters like Mezze style , it...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Tim-Bloyce
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on Sunday for early evening meal. Portions are huge so be careful if ordering starters and mains too! Food is good and the place has a great decor. The staff in black T-shirt uniform was arrogant or didn’t understand English in which case...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank hashLondon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Still a great place to eat. Well priced, staff always welcoming and food perfect, I brought some of my Turkish friends, for a meal and they were amazed, Lovely place to eat.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank honor r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently discovered this delightful Turkish restaurant in the Barbican. Decor is lovely and the service was very good - attentive waiters without being overintrusive. The vegetarian main course options chosen by my friend and I were delicious and cooked to perfection. Wine was pricey but...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Meenaxi P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great cosy typically Turkish atmosphere, helpful and friendly service, we stayed after the closing time and waiters didn’t mind to wait for us. Food was delicious, we had healthy mix platter for starter, which incorporated a variety of sides together with small chicken and lamb...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Maria P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spilled out of an adjacent pub after birthday celebrations and were received warmly, tables rearranged to cope with a dozen or so. Service was immediate and attentive and a variety of tastes were readily accommodated. I personally selected their healthy meal,a very imaginative mezze...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank burseydavid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An ideal local restaurant with excellent service and large menu. Lamb kebab types best. Turkish beer perfect. Always busy but usual seats available.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Owzat2
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

Easy to book a table online. Unfortunately it wasn’t clear from the website that the lunch deal isn’t available at weekends. Doors were opened for us and received a warm welcome. Friendly staff. Nice interior with many Turkish decorations on the ceiling. We ordered 7...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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