Izgara – The height of Turkish cuisine
Located on the popular Hatch End high street, Izgara’s self-proclamation as ‘The Home of Turkish Cuisine’ brings an elegant flair to North West London’s restaurant scene. Opening its doors almost two years ago, Izgara has earned itself an ever-growing contingent of loyal followers.
With its fresh ingredients, tender meats and tasteful décor, it’s no wonder Izgara has been awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. The menu consists of typical hot and cold starters such as the Tabbouleh and Humus, and the Spicy Meat Balls and Spinach Fritters. Portions sizes are perfect for sharing with the table, and are usually served up with a tasty basket of homemade flatbread and dips.
The main courses are split between grills, house specials, seafood and vegetarian. The chargrilled spicy minced ‘Chicken Beyti’ skewers are succulent and packed full of flavour, served with a refreshing side salad. The King Prawns and Calamari are sautéed in garlic butter sauce and accompanied with baby potatoes and spring onions.
Every month a refreshed specials menu is released, with this month’s autumn offering including Lamb Medallions with purple potatoes, and the aubergine stuffed Chicken Imam Bayildi served with mixed vegetables and rice.
Izgara runs a happy hour from 5:00pm to 8:30pm seven days a week on a selection of its delicious cocktails. ‘Coming up Roses’ combines raspberry and rum to create an exotically sweet refreshment, whilst the ‘Pomegranate Mojito’ brings a tropical twist to this staple favourite. At just £6 for a cocktail, it’s tempting to try all eight offerings before tucking into your evening meal.
Izgara also offers an awesome value for money lunch special from 12-5, operating Monday through to Saturday. Grab a starter and main course for £9.90 pp. This offer includes popular items such as the grilled halloumi cheese to start and the salmon fillet for mains. There’s not many places nearby where you can get a superbly delicious and generous lunch for under a tenner!
During summer the restaurant opens out onto the outdoor decking, allowing customer to sit back and enjoy the British summer whilst looking out onto the bustling high street. Now that the festive season is fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to indulge in a little comfort food. Weekends can get particularly busy, so it’s best to book in advance to avoid waiting around. For more info and a full menu please visit http://izgararestaurants.co.uk/.