Eat your heart out, Gordon Ramsay — recently ranked second only to Petrus on TripAdvisor’s review chart is a humble neighbourhood Turkish. David Sexton pops out for a kebab
Look on the consumer website TripAdvisor for London restaurant recommendations, as many visitors do, and you will find that the number one, out of 11,038 restaurants reviewed, is Gordon Ramsay’s Petrus, in Knightsbridge.read more
Gökyüzü is a busy, buzzy Turkish restaurant in Haringey. You may have to queue for a table, but I promise you that you will not leave hungry. In fact I can promise you that you probably won't be able to finish all that you are served, and will have to ask for a doggy bag for your leftovers.
We were taken by friends, who have eaten there on many occasions. First of all you need to bypass the crush of hungry diners queuing for their food, so that you can leave your name and then wait for a spare table. Whilst sitting on the bench waiting, perhaps with a cold drink, you have no option but to watch the staff slice into doner kebabs, take cold meats from the fridge to cook, and load up platters that look as if the waiters would be hard pushed to lift and take to the tables.read more
If our informal poll of passers-by on Green Lanes is anything to go by, Gökyüzü is the go-to place for Turkish food in London’s main Turkish neighbourhood. This large, utilitarian restaurant (it doubled in size some years ago) is consistently the busiest place on the strip.
It’s clear why: the prices are low, the cooking is excellent, and the portions are generous bordering on reckless. We were almost sated after demolishing a basket of bread cooked in the wood-fired oven and a huge ‘small’ mixed meze dish – highlights being a sprightly kısır loaded.read more