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“great food and good service”
Review of Istanbul Mangal - CLOSED

Istanbul Mangal
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Second visit due very soon! Lovely restaurant, friendly owners. Great food and good service. I have travelled to Turkey many times and visited a wide range of restaurants there, this compares with the best. The portions are large, including the starters, we all had different main courses all of which were very good. The baklava was excellent :-) Cant fault it, I only wish i lived nearer but it was worth the journey.

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Thank Dee_37_99
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

This place used to be fabulous (called Pera) serving tapas sized lebanese/turkish eastern med style food at ridiculously cheap prices. Its changed hands I think and they have replaced the tapas with full meals. The now enormous portions come on plates overstuffed with salads,chips and garnish ("because that's what people want" we were told...not these people). We will not go again. What a shame - the chicken liver dish used to be fabulous.

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Thank jools403
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

The waiters were totally indifferent towards us during our visit. We waited over half and hour for lunch to be served at the restaurant which was barely half full. The ladies toilet seat was loose, the warm air dryer was not working and there were no towels to use. A peep into the gents toilet was a mistake as it was filthy.
The saving grace was that the meal was OK and very nicely presented. Having been to this restaurant under previous ownership, I had always enjoyed the atmosphere and the food.
The new owners need to get their act together to give an efficient service and ensure that the customers are well looked after. Attention to the hygiene and drying facilities in the toilets needed.

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Thank parkypam3
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

We were nearly put off by some of the negative reviews but decided to make our own minds up. The food was excellent and well presented; there was a larger choice than at other Turkish places we've tried; plus a specials board for food and drinks. The waiter was very pleasant and helpful. The interior had an "authentic feel". We find it very difficult to understand why some diners have not been as impressed as we were; we'll definitely go back soon. Great choice, flavours and value.

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1  Thank Corky100
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

My husband and I and 2 friends visited this restaurant last night. We all had different dishes and we all loved what we had, ok there was a wait but it was worth waiting for as the food is cooked fresh. The atmosphere was great and we all thoroughly enjoyed are evening, very much recommended by us all.

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1  Thank barbara w
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