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“Turkish Delight”
Review of Troia

Troia
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Ranked #660 of 23,873 Restaurants in London
Price range: $15 - $22
Cuisines: European, Turkish
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Southbank
Description: This smart glass-fronted cafe, restaurant bar on Belvedere Road is neighbours with the Royal Festival Hall, Westminster Kitchen! and Chez Gerard in that cultural hot-spot, the Southbank. The 82-dishes (excluding set, special and children meals) offer a comprehensive taste of Turkey's national (healthy) diet. There's kisir, a cold starter of nuts, bulgar wheat, herbs and spring onions. Hearty mains include kuzu guvec, a lamb casserole, and a delicious mariage of runner beans and onions served with a rich tomato sauce and rice called yesil fasulye. There are fish, pasta, rice, and special veggie dishes too. Desserts make an intriguing change from treacle pudding and cheesecake. How about kaymakh kestane - sweet chestnuts sprinkled with chestnuts and served with home-made cream
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Visited on 17th Feb 2013. What a find,not easy but well worth the search,near the London Eye the Troia is just around the corner in Belvedere Road. A friendly waitress greeted us, that is my wife and I and took us to our table,on looking around found the Decor bright and cheerful,then I decided to pay a visit to the toilets and found them to be very clean and and tiled in bright colours along with other pleasing decorations, a good sign of a good restaurant in my opinion. On return to my table the the vey helpful staff took our order. The food was of high quality. My wife had the Mixed Grill(Minced Lamb,Chicken Kebab and Lamb Kebab served with salad and rice) for my self Lamb Kebab also with salad and rice. The taste buds were singing praise to the tenderness and taste of all the meats on our plates(the Lamb was marinated Filet Tasty ) All in All a fitting end to great day out (Had been to see Let It Be up town,Sun Matinee, but still plenty of Rocking in the aisles) Could have done The Eye in the morning then that would have A Hard Daze Night.

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Thank KenAnna657
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Comfortable relaxing restaurant, food was how Turkish should be.
The staff were welcoming and the boss a real charmer. All food was good and large portions.

Thank Lucy R
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

Until you get in the door and sit down, they are very attentive and engaging. Lots of push to get you inside, and then no service at the table, very disappointing. Nice decoration, lovely lamps, beautiful colours but frenetic loudy noisy atmosphere. Had to wait for service, wait for food. Which was overcooked-the seabream-and undercooked, the lamb. The bread was not fresh, and everything the salad the yoghurt the meat, had the same seasoning on it, which was not particularly middle eastern, tasted like it came out of a bland premixed jar of cheap spices. Very disappointing. Won't bother to go back.

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1  Thank mentaltraveller
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

After making several trips to visit a friend in St. Thomas's hospital over the past three weeks and passing the Troia which looked very inviting we decided to eat there on Saturday evening.

All started well with a pleasant greeting, seated nicely and asked for our drinks order. After viewing the menu which was very varied with a fairly large choice I asked the waiter his recommendation between two dishes to which he replied that both of these and in fact all the cassrolle dishes were finished. (8.30 pm) I quickly had to make another choice and asked about the king prawn dish which the waiter recommended saying it was tasty dish with large king prawns.

Our starter was grilled mushrooms with home made bread. This arrived with pitta bread (not convinced this was home made!) The mushrooms were tinned and the whole dish lacked any flavour. We were half way through the starter when the waiter came over and asked it he could bring our mains as they were ready. We asked to finish our starter - a few minutes later he came back and said that he would like to take our small plates as he wanted to bring our main course.
When the main courses arrived my dish contained rather small "king prawns" and the sauce resembled and tasted the same as the mushroom starter dish - both of which had very little flavour. My friend had ordered the Spinich and potatoe dish and it was just that, potatoes with spinich - no flavour at all. We had a side of basatimi rice with almonds which was the same rice as given with the dish but with almonds sprinkled on top.

The food was completely tasteless, not well presented and the service poor. Wine a bit grim too!

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2  Thank karenf_10
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

We have been to the Troia twice now and on both occasions have been very happy. This latest visit was at 9.45pm on a Friday evening and the atmosphere was buzzing. The decor is amazing with lots of Turkish lanterns and the music on this visit was delightful. The staff are very happy and helpfull. Would recommend it to anyone.

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Thank Maureen M
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