It’s not much from the street, but this happy little eatery on an anonymous stretch of Canterbury Road is a passion project for Attila Yilmaz. What began with his love for Mexican food and the food truck Al Carbón now combines with his Turkish heritage, serving up the best of both worlds. The refurbished warehouse space is decked out with chunky furniture, fairy lights and quirky accent features.
With a menu that offers dishes designed for sharing, choose your destination cuisine from Turkish to Mexican and even Korean, in a nod to the neighbourhood. The innovative red lentil and bulghur ssam marries Turkish and Korean influences, the tasty and light lentil köfte is wrapped in lettuce cups, while a wedge of pumpkin is blackened in the wood-fire oven before being cut and dressed with pepita salsa verde, fetta, chilli and crunchy almonds. Larger appetites can tuck into harissa-rubbed and wood-fired chicken or meltingly tender spiced lamb shoulder, while pides are a notch above the norm and elegantly presented.
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