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163 Ballards Lane, London N3 1LJ, England
+44 (0)20 8346 4414
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Today, five of my Foodie Group decided to lunch at Divan, on the recommendation of one of our group, and we were certainly not disappointed. The starters were all excellent and followed by enormous main courses. I choise the lamb from the Doner Spit with rice and Salad and it was identical to the picture above. I have always been... More 

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Thank Q3482NFdianab
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can vouch for the freshness of the food, excellent service, lovely atmosphere. Have returned again and again. You have not had a descent kebab till you have visited here. Fully recommend to anyone who likes kebabs or grilled food.

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Thank vee l
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Am new to Turkish barbecue but they are very common in London which I am visiting, food but this experience was very good. Quality food and well cooked. Will go again.

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Thank Jennifer0713
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We have eaten here on a number of occassions & we recently took my son & daughter for a birthday treat - food as always was plentiful (so much so that my son could not finish his - he had opted for the Mixed Grill), salads are always freshly prepared & the meal was cooked to perfection. Decided not to... More 

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Thank emsyk
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic starters, especially the peppers salad. We had some grilled meat in yogurt sauce, also excellent! Highly recommended

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Thank dellecoseacaso
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Questionable décor but friendly service. Generous portions. Happy to bring extra bread, pickles etc for no cost. If you like grilled meat , salad, yoghurt and spices - this is your heaven. There's another good Turkish restaurant with similar ratings nearby but this one is better I think.

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Thank Refdef
North London
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338 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Our favourite. Deceptively comfortable inside. Never failing fabulous service. The food is consistently fantastic, well cooked, quality ingredients and healthy and their portions are always generous. We usually have the plain kebabs and we love them, their rice is very good too. Nice atmosphere

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Thank the_finchley_lees
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Ten of us went there for a birthday celebration. The staff were very friendly and efficient and the ample portions of food were typical, very tasty, ocakbaşı fare. Vegetarians were well catered for, even with the main courses. The cost, including the tip, was £23 per person. This included a couple of bottles of wine, a few beers and a... More 

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Thank Shelagh C
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

You are welcomed by the friendly staff in Divan as you walk through the door and immediately asked if you'd like drinks and presented with olives, sliced carrots and crudités. We all had a different selection of cold starters and a variety of pitta breads. I ordered a Chicken kofte which was very large and tasty and I asked for... More 

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Thank jeffnorthlondon
London
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Ali at Divan is number one, brilliant kebabs, fantastic service food always fresh and tastes good, homemade chili sauce. Probably Finchley most popular person!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$51 - $51
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal, Fast Food, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 Ballards Lane, London N3 1LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)20 8346 4414

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?