We came here by chance. We were visiting the Estorick Collection round the corner and had intended to eat at the cafe there. But the cooker had broken down. So we found our way to the Gem. And how glad we were that we did..
This is just a lovely place. The Turkish/Kurdish food is really good - freshly made, tasty, lots of veggie if you want it.The appetiser of Kurdish flatbread stuffed with spinach, put on the table as you sit down is delicious and tells you that you have come somewhere quite special. I had a kind of broad bean and yoghourt salad to start, then Imam Biyaldi - stuffed aubergine with rice and salad. There were seven of us,. mostly ordering different things, and no-one reported a dud. Service was prompt, attentive and courteous. The prices are astonishing - we had a lunch deal offering two courses for £7.95. With a bottle of house red and good coffee/mint tea the bill came to about £12 a head. I know of nowhere in London where you could eat this well for that price.
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