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#164 of 18,781 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

Location and contact

Marylebone is one stylish neighbourhood and Turkish/Mediterranean restaurant Ishtar is up to the challenge. The decor is smart and modern, with dining on two levels, including under cellar arches, very cosy. The menu includes all the things you love in Middle Eastern cooking, but updated. Try starter of grilled king prawns with garlic and parsley sauce, main course of grilled fillet of lamb with pastirma. Turkish coffee and wines are an absolute requirement.
$33 - $46
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very relaxed atmosphere, very friendly staff , nice for place to eat with friends, family or business meeting we had combinations of starters several times with a couple of bottles of Pino Grigio all very good . Very clean and tidy as well toilet spotless...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Tim-Bloyce
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere, great food and fab service. I celebrate my birthday there almost every year. The food is so yammi, especially the starters. The music is great as well as the belly dancer, although she want back too quick when I went yesterday!! The music...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Raya S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the food and attitude. Found this Restaurant via Trip Advisor. Went for early dinner at 5:30pm. Ordered Humus and Myvali Kazu. Food was; served quickly, tasty and ample. Other restaurants serve lot of Rice that are difficult to finish. Lamb was tender while Humus...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 176salmana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Classy atmosphere - great food and service..the kenafa in particular was absolutely delicious. Our hostess was very kind and helpful.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank kattyb1024
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tasty food, the attentive staff, the friendly manager. I have dined there every Sunday for the past few years and will be going this coming Sunday again. It is the only go-to restaurant in the area for me.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank bekhor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Ishtar for the first time yesterday. The restaurant staff were friendly and helpful. The food was great, there was a good selection of drinks and the ambience was lovely. We had a lovely evening.

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

Delicious food and friendly warm ambience. However the waitress said there was a rice side with my lamb when there wasnt, so i shared my partners. Good customer service we were made to feel very welcome. Ohh and great complimentary turkish delight at the end...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank AJTraveller70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Business lunch for a large party and the staff provided a very efficient and friendly service. The food was excellent, although a little filling for me it was very tasty and well presented. Menu offers a wide range of choice.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank thepuffin03
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been there on Sunday. Service was excellent and the food well presented. Portions are a little bit small but they use fresh ingredients. Everything was tasty. We’ll definitely come back :)

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank KristineClarin37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service ! Impromptu visit on a Sunday afternoon. We were looking for breakfast which wasn’t on the menu but the excellent front of house staff went way beyond and made up something special for us !! Would fully recommend to anyone Great Turkish food...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Saqib B
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Marylebone offers what so many London neighborhoods
cannot: a village feel coupled with urban convenience.
Much of its success rests in its location. Wedged
between the northeastern corner of Hyde Park and the
southern end of Regent's Park and with a number of
Tube stations within easy reach, Marylebone is as
pedestrian friendly as Central London gets. The
bustling shopping mecca of Oxford Street separates it
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March 5, 2019|
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Response from Aimee K | Reviewed this property |
I believe it does
March 20, 2018|
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Response from Leslie D | Reviewed this property |
about 10 min
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Response from Monty M | Reviewed this property |
I would refer to Paul R's post above. Perhaps a quick call to the restaurant would do the trick. Good luck.
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