LDNReview

Walking into Ramo’s on any weekday evening and seeing the big dining room filled with loud groups with towers of grilled meats in front of them, you’d think this Turkish restaurant on London Road had been around for years. Because despite the shiny new hanging lights and the fact it used to be a Boots pharmacy up until the early months of 2022, it somehow manages to have that lived-in feel. The kind that makes you want to enquire about having a big birthday meal here before even finishing your mains, and not actually mind that you have to jump through hoops to grab the waiter's attention every time you want another bread basket. The food is a mix of excellent and perfectly okay, but the grilled meats are what you’re here for. The mixed kebab, which comes with lamb shish, perfectly chargrilled chicken shish, and a skewer of meaty, buttery adana kofte that is up there with some of the best we’ve had, is what you want—sorry, need—to order. With that being said, you’ll also want to get involved with the pide section of the menu, add an egg on top for 50p and get a couple for the table to share. And if you manage to find the stomach space after all that, or even if you don’t, make sure to end with a glass of fragrant Turkish tea.