Istanbul Meze Mangal

4.3
38 reviews
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Turkish
Istanbul Meze Mangal Restaurant brings you the authentic taste of traditional Turkish food inspired by the Mediterranean and the Middle East to South West London. Experience genuine Turkish food as it is regarded as one of the world's great cuisines.
Whether it's a large formal party or small family gathering, Istanbul Meze Mangal Restaurant is the perfect place to host your special event or simply enjoy a meal in the friendly and relaxing atmosphere.
We hope you will visit us and have an enjoyable dining experience.

We are open until 1 am most days, however the inside restaurant closes at 11pm, with the kitchen closing shortly after this.
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JM
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our visit to Istanbul on Saturday night. Arrived at 7.30 and there was a big party finishing up, but this didn't affect the level of service. We ordered a mix of lamb and chicken dishes, all of which were cooked very well - in massive portions. We also really enjoyed watching the belly dancer - with one of our children taking the opportunity to get up and have a dance with her! Great value, and great atmosphere.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Kids enjoyed the belly dancer.

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

Food at Meze is really good and tasty, but I will not come back.
It is extremely noisy as music is high, too high. Despite asking twice to the staff (specifing that for personal reasons it was extremely uncomfortable and was giving me distress) the music noise was not reduced.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening

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DR
London
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Plenty of choice, will definitely go again

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S
London
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks are lovely, tastes amazing and affordable. Staff is very friendly and helpful! Good shisha, nice atmosphere!

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MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Valentines day so we had the set menu - soo much food for £35 worth you will be more than full ! Excellent service & good vibes

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U
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

We booked for my daughters birthday for 12. The table we was given was very small and some members couldn’t fit around. I was told there was a child menu to find there wasn’t one. We felt rushed to order off set menu we had to keep asking for more bread for dips and starters. Drinks took 35 mins to arrive the table behind us was very loud and we kept in getting knocked on the back of the chairs. I feel for the money we payed over £300 in total didn’t deserve the service charge we payed which i shall be seeking to get back.

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PS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met with friends for a catch up staff really friendly food plentiful and we had a great time

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N
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Excellent service and hospitality from the staff. Baris surprised me with a big slice of chocolate fudge cake with vanilla ice cream and the staff including Baris sang and wished me happy birthday.
Enjoyed the belly dancing as well. I would 10000% recommed this restaurant to everyone and I will definitely go there again! Absolutely loved it. Best restaurant I've been to so far!

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TF
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great first visit IMM and spoke about coming back with additional friends during the meal. A really nice athmosphere with a great mix of ages and nationalities. There aint much you could tell these guys about grilling meat. Parking is a bit of an issue and I noticed that some people parked deeper in the space will have difficulty getting out later. However, there is three hours free parking across the road although space is limited as the former Toys Are Us outlet has been re-developed into an Aldi. Why the local planners didn't insist on the addition of multi level parking is a mystery given the predictable vastly greater footfall of a FMCG outlet. We had the special meal for two that served three of us (one with a small appetite) with the addition of o portion of chips. We had soft drinks and baklava to round off a very satisfying and varied meal. We did not quite manage to clear the generously filled central platter. We left at a very reasonable cost of £66 which included the well-deserved 10% service charge automatically added to the bill. Those families present (some of Turkish descent) made the visit a bit more affordable by opting for the healthier option of jugs of water and the family platter options. No sign of a belly dancer - perhaps there isn't one on a Friday evening? Very sorry we forgot to hit the Shisha bar after - will do next time if they have nicotine free flavours.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst experience ever. Booked a table for 9.15. Got a call a day before to confirm the booking. Got to the restaurant to be told there no tables available for at least an hour !! Cannot believe that. The waiter was very rude and kept saying we are a busy restaurant and can only do what we can do. Decided to come to another restaurant who welcomed us. This was meant to be a meeting with old friends and we were highly recommended the place. Never going there again. VERY UNHAPPY. I want the manager to call me and explain to me what happened. !!

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MA
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great staff, look forward to coming back again.

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AP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place is always busy when we have walked past. Mains which were all meat kebabs on the coal (there were veggie options) and starters were all good We were a bit mythed when the waiter forgot to bring our Turkish coffee over, he then blamed the coffee machine wasn’t working and offered a didn’t type of coffee. Found this a little lazy Turkish coffee is made on with a pot on the stove!

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SM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Wasn’t happy at all on Saturday. Over priced for set menu wasn’t told when booking tht they would only be doing a set menu. Food was cold and just thrown on plate. Felt like we were being rushed our food even though none of us touched our mains as they were cold and looked appaulling. Gutted to have had this experience as I’ve heard good things but on Saturday that wasn’t the case at all.. over priced for rubbish food and service.

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S
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good service and food just a shame that we was three people put on a table that seats two and we was very close to other tables we had to stand up to give them

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KK
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very nice. Staff very helpfull. Portiins was huge. Nice frendly service. Deffinitely come back again

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B
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing outstanding about the food but staff friendly enough,though service not very quick.
Good place for get together but overpriced and they’re not very good for bringing your change back;they assume whatever you put in,is their tip,even though they take off a service charge!!

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JA
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here many many times and it never fails to impress me ! Amazing food, big portions, great cocktails- fantastic entertainment and the staff couldn’t do anything anymore to ensure your evening is going well! There’s a reason they are always very busy and fully booked !

Would 1000% recommend

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal with big portions. Lots of fun out back for some after hours drinks and hookah fun

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place .

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time with great food service and atmosphere will definitely back

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NW
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my 3 friends came to the restaurant on Saturday and had such a great evening for my friends birthday. Highly recommend to EVERYONE . Belly dancer was amazing

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MB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cane here as a last minute booking for my daughters 18th birthday meal. As usual, the staff and service was exceptional. I love coming here because they go out of their way to keep the customers smiling. The food was delicious, fresh and plentiful. Accommodating, friendly, kind and professional.

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JM
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to Istanbul on a Saturday night to find a great atmosphere with lots of diners, but also lots of staff, which was great. The service was quick and friendly, and the food was delicious. We had a mixture of lamb, chicken and veggie options, all of which were devoured. We also thoroughly enjoyed the belly dancer! Would definitely recommend.

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R
London
63 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The standout features at this venue are the food, the attentive service and value for money. The venue is ideal for everyday dining, (and is definitely Paleo friendly). We tried this restaurant as it was my father's birthday and he adores Turkish food. We were not disappointed with the quality of the food. The waiting staff were also very considerate, and provided a few decorations (balloons and a banner), a slice of cake with a candle, and some complimentary Turkish coffee. We were told that they provide great cocktails, and even have a belly dancer on Friday and Saturday nights - so we'll definitely be back to explore an "evening" session!

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CA
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, great value. Easy location with lots of local transport routes or parking nearby if driving

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KN
London
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and lovely food. Ordered lots of meze to take full advantage and was such good value. Will definitely be returning!

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W
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice authentic Turkish restaurant, I came by myself for shisha and food. Shisha was lovely as was the food, the staff friendly, but the most enjoyable part was the very relaxed and calm vibe, an immensely chill environment.

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FF
London
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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RY
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Didn’t feel worth the money. I was hopeful Nga for exciting flavours but weren’t there

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always good food and service

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B
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fantastic find! Excellent food and fantastic service. There was a blonde manager who couldn’t do enough to make sure we were happy. The waiters were
Excellent also. Will be back again !!! 5*

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice staff and food was great. We were waiting for ages for someone in our party to turn up, and had kids who were walking around. Staff were great and made us feel at home

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N
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Negative;
Ordering takes longer than 30mins to wait until you get attended to make your order.
Not enough space to walk around inside...not sure outdoors.

Positive;
staff are very hospitable and kind.
Food is delicious and plenty of it when served....its like 2 meal in one order :-)
Love the surprised Belly dancer show...me and my GF enjoyed it.

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O
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Istanbul for Valentines, the table & settings were decorated beautifully and the service was great. We really enjoyed the food and thought the pricing was very fair, although we found the wine list fairly limited with not many cheaper options.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was lovely but the background music was a little loud and distracting. PaulaJ

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OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Been visiting this venue though years.
Been surprised (not pleasantly) with new staff members, who keep putting different sort of music on in the shisha garden.
Which usually was ambient area to chill out, became party house for few young guys, who work there, and enjoy bits of their music from their phone.
Food was brilliant, though, had to ask for main to be taken back as waiter brought it 2mins after bringing in starter (there was not even a space on a table to put plate on).
Coming to this venue predominantly for shisha and food, we had to wait an hour for shisha guy to arrive too(we had our table booked for 3pm).
Will come back to see if anything changes, but if service stays at same level, I will have to go somewhere else.
Waiting staff should at least understand English, even if they can't speak well!

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