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“Decent meal”
Review of Meze Mangal

Meze Mangal
Ranked #1,575 of 23,994 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $39
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed November 1, 2012

We visited after reading an article in Metro and checking it out on TA. Very easy to get to from St Johns station, as other reviewers have said doesn't look much from outside but pleasant enough inside, we went on a quiet lunchtime, service was friendly but we had to remind the waiter about the side dish we had ordered, very nice Turkish beer, mixed grill decent but nothing to write home about, not a particularly cheap lunch although there were cheaper menu options, we used to eat Turkish and Balkan food regularly when we lived in Germany and the quality was definitely better there. Worth a try if you're reasonably local but we're not likely to rush back.

Thank ScouseWashingtonDC
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Great vegi options and the meateaters are always happy too; very reasonable house wine; accomodating staff. The takeaway meze is amazingly good value.

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Thank Flekkegirl
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is just the definitive in Turkish food. The meat is cooked expertly on a massive grill in the center of the restaurant and the whole place smells and feels like you just ended up in Istanbul but you're actually in Deptford. The food is all served with the simplest of side salads to complement the main event off the grill. Cop Sis (Lamb) and Tavuk Kanat (Chicken Wings) are our two fav's but the mixed grill is a must for first timers. Starter wise there is an excellent choice of both veggie, fish and meat. It's all just honest basic ingredients cooked to utter perfection. Breads and Pides ace as well. Love this place.

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2  Thank Ian A
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

I recently visited Meze Mangal on a Saturday night, with a friend and my mother. It was extremely busy (luckily we'd booked ahead) and the first thing that hit us was a wall of heat from the open charcoal grill, and then also from the brick walls once we were seated. We felt pretty hot throughout the evening, but soon acclimatised, and enjoyed a great experience overall.

The food is beautifully and simply cooked and absolutely delicious - very meat-heavy, as you'd expect from a Turkish restaurant, and we were all soon tucking in with relish. We did over-order a bit on the starters - the portions are pretty big, so I'd suggest taking it easy if you want to save room for the lovely mains.

The waiters work hard but were cheerful and very accommodating, and quite sweetly protective of my elderly mother, which I was very impressed with. The atmosphere is buzzy and genial and though I've certainly been to many smarter culinary establishments, this is a brilliant local restaurant (which this part of South London badly needs more of), and long may it prosper.

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2  Thank Valerie_uk_12
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Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

Quite simple. This is the best restaurant in london. Excellent food (tavuk kanat is my favourite), friendly waiters, great atmosphere.
I have taken all the family there and it has never let me down. Brilliant.

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3  Thank Victoriajgee
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