64 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DN Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
The duo behind Shoreditch's popular Oklava restaurant,Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie, have opened this spot in Fitzrovia, where they make Turkish pasta in the window and serve up an eclectic selection of wines.
50 Baker Street, London W1U 7BT Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10
This is a mangal and raki bar in Marylebone, inspired by the streets of Istanbul. The menu has been put together by Executive Chef Hus Vedat (who's been at Barbecoa and Ceviche). Expect a Turkish menu showcasing Anatolian food and drink - cocktails by Matt Whiley which have a big focus on raki.
156 Canonbury Road, London N1 2UP Critic reviews - total score out of 10
Lee Tiernan's Black Axe Mangal has made a small site on Highbury Corner into - in our opinion - one of the best restaurants in London. With metal and rock music blaring out on the speakers, it's certainly unlike much else in town. It's described as 'an unauthentic, bastardised take of Turkish Mangal and Ocakbasi, with global influences.' Post pandemic, it's returned with a new look, and a new set menu that changes regularly while still featuring some of the classics like their squid ink bread.