If you’ve got memories of playing pool at Efes in Dalston than you more than likely have memories of dinner in Mangal II as well. Part of the old school of N16 Turkish restaurants, ever since the Dirik brothers revamped their father’s restaurant in 2020, we’ve watched (and chewed) with interest. Both close-up, inside, chicken wing in hand. Or from afar, stuffing mackerel pide into our mouths pavement-side. It can be hard sometimes, reconciling warm and fuzzy feelings of the old with new and bold approaches, but the new Mangal II is very much in its groove. Deep-fried chicken livers, handmade mushroom manti, and ocakbasi-grilled razor clams are all essentials.
More spots in DalstonSee more
Umut 2000 is a classic ocakbasi restaurant just off of the Kingsland Road. Come for the grilled meat and lamb ribs. Stay for the excellent staff.
Mangal Pide Salonu
Mangal Pide in Dalston is a tiny lahmacun and pide shop perfect for a quick and freshly made snack.
Footnote is a spacious coffee spot on Wilton Way in Hackney that makes a great option for catching up with friends.
More Turkish spotsSee more
01 Adana is a big and generous Turkish restaurant on Green Lanes making delicious kebabs, pastries, and lahmacun.
Whitecross Street Market
Whitecross Street Market runs between Old Street and the Barbican, and is one of London’s busiest street markets.
Berber & Q Shawarma Bar
Not to be confused with the original Berber & Q, this casual shawarma spot in Clerkenwell is a laid-back, solid bet for middle-eastern eats.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more