Following Oklava, their first explosive gem, Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie put modern Turkish dining in the spotlight once again. This time, they’ve taken over a pretty (muted blue, 50’s wooden chairs and bare bricks) tiny corner room in Fitzrovia, where the focus is on Ottoman pasta straight from Kyseri in Anatolia and made on-site daily.
Share some charming plates, hooked up with great Turkish wines: a few slices of homemade pastirma hanging in the ageing fridge; creamy feta to mop, woken up by green chili ezme and candied watermelon; Black sea fondue with mozza and tulum cheese; killer beef and sour cherry mante raviolis, packed and moist; pungent erişte noodles with lemon braised greens and walnuts; soft rice-stuffed courgette flowers, jazzed up with yoghurt and peppers (çiçek dolmas)… If you have a sweet tooth, indulge in the honeyed kadayif ice-cream sandwich delights. A tad less “wow” than the big sister, but just as cool.
+The spot you should know about: the terrace
How much?Snacks: £1-8 - Mains: £10-19
Sides: £6 - Desserts: £8-14
Wine: glass from £4.50, bottle from £27
Where, when, how?Tuesday-Saturday 12-3pm and 5.30-10pm
64 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DP
Warren Street, Great Portland Street, Euston Square, Goodge Street
+44 (0)20 7383 3717