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Review of Gokyuzu Chingford

Gokyuzu Chingford
Ranked #7 of 56 Restaurants in Chingford
Price range: $5 - $17
Description: Gökyüzü is owned and run by us, the Yavuz family, and has been since we first opened our doors to the original restaurant in the popular Green Lanes area of Harringay in 1999. We took all our expertise and passion from that first restaurant and used it to open the Chingford branch in 2015. Originally hailing from Kahramanmaras, a small village near the Mediterranean in Turkey, we arrived in the UK in the 1990s. There were plenty of Turkish restaurants and cafés in London, but we had a longing for really authentic Turkish food and wanted to show people what traditional Turkish dining is really about. To our mind it's about freshness, quality ingredients, delicately flavoured dishes, succulent meats expertly char-grilled, home-baked bread, and most of all, a very warm welcome. Our parents and uncle showed us how to prepare our favourite dishes - the dishes they'd been enjoying since childhood, cooked from recipes that were passed down the generations. While they were cooking, we set out to find the best local suppliers to ensure all our ingredients were of the very best quality possible. We still use many of those very same suppliers to this day. Some of our most popular dishes are our sharing platters, and we think that speaks volumes about our approach to Turkish dining - it encapsulates what Gökyüzü is about - everyone can try a little bit of everything and enjoy the experience of sharing food and time with others. As a family business it was vitally important to us that everyone worked well as a team. We took a lot of care in selecting great chefs and training and nurturing our staff to understand the Gökyüzü way of doing things... with warmth and generosity. In our restaurants, nothing is too much trouble. Customers are our guests: just as they would be in our own home. We hope you find Gökyüzü provides a warm, relaxed dining experience, because this is what makes for a great Turkish restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you to Gökyüzü Chingford. The Yavuz Family
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Description: Gökyüzü is owned and run by us, the Yavuz family, and has been since we first opened our doors to the original restaurant in the popular Green Lanes area of Harringay in 1999. We took all our expertise and passion from that first restaurant and used it to open the Chingford branch in 2015. Originally hailing from Kahramanmaras, a small village near the Mediterranean in Turkey, we arrived in the UK in the 1990s. There were plenty of Turkish restaurants and cafés in London, but we had a longing for really authentic Turkish food and wanted to show people what traditional Turkish dining is really about. To our mind it's about freshness, quality ingredients, delicately flavoured dishes, succulent meats expertly char-grilled, home-baked bread, and most of all, a very warm welcome. Our parents and uncle showed us how to prepare our favourite dishes - the dishes they'd been enjoying since childhood, cooked from recipes that were passed down the generations. While they were cooking, we set out to find the best local suppliers to ensure all our ingredients were of the very best quality possible. We still use many of those very same suppliers to this day. Some of our most popular dishes are our sharing platters, and we think that speaks volumes about our approach to Turkish dining - it encapsulates what Gökyüzü is about - everyone can try a little bit of everything and enjoy the experience of sharing food and time with others. As a family business it was vitally important to us that everyone worked well as a team. We took a lot of care in selecting great chefs and training and nurturing our staff to understand the Gökyüzü way of doing things... with warmth and generosity. In our restaurants, nothing is too much trouble. Customers are our guests: just as they would be in our own home. We hope you find Gökyüzü provides a warm, relaxed dining experience, because this is what makes for a great Turkish restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you to Gökyüzü Chingford. The Yavuz Family
Reviewed January 20, 2020

To have a memorable family dining, this is the place to go.
Ample parking, glass window heated verandas for dining. The service is amazing. Food is delicious whatever we ordered.
It is a bit expensive than your high street Turkish food shop but it serves the price.
Take your family or to make your loved one happy.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank KH4KI
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Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

Great meal as usual.
First visit on a very busy Saturday night.
Food and service was amazing.
Quick and courteous.
A great meal.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank 392lewisp
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Reviewed January 14, 2020 via mobile

I have tried a few of these restaurants and this is the best one for service and atmosphere. Food also very good. Family and child friendly and staff are very attentive without being in your face. I think the other Gokyuzu restaurants should get all their staff trained here!

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Shirley A
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Reviewed January 13, 2020

We hadn’t even finished our starter and they brought our mains
My main then looked like someone had started to eat it already & meat was tough and chewy.
My husband main was so over cooked - not enjoyable at all.
We ordered kunefe for dessert but was not cooked fresh it was just reheated!!!
The best part of our visit was the tea

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Kate73212
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Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

We used to go to this place regularly in a large family group. They now have a minimum food policy which the manager seems to make up as he goes along. The issue is when children are part of a group and how this impacts their 'policy'. It's so confusing and inconsistent that we now go elsewhere.

Date of visit: December 2019
4  Thank AbbasL23
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