London _ Shoreditch _ Restaurant
Fresh and original Turkish flavours with Mediterranean flair from Turkish-Cypriot chef Selin Kaizim, the restaurant is named after a traditional rolling pin, used to make breads, pastries and pides as seen on the menu. A minimalist chic interior puts the spotlight on the open kitchen, where diners can watch the chefs use the stone oven and traditional ‘mangal’ to prepare authentically Turk dishes.
Food & Drink
All suppliers are named on the website, and include a hearty mix of local and Turkish sourced ingredients. The dishes delicately balance complex flavours, making even the simplest item a delight. Their special medjool butter is a mind-blowing treat, and there’s a strong variety of vegetable dishes and sides for any vegetarians. Turkey also happens to be one of the earliest producers of wine, so expect some ancient secrets bottled up with fresh exciting flavours.
The honest philosophy at the heart of Oklava. Not only are they completely open about all their ingredients and suppliers, but the tipping policy is completely transparent. We’re big fans of good food that tastes great, but even more so when the people cooking and serving it are treated well. This respect for the staff reflects in their impeccably attentive service.
Meat dishes are £9.50, vegetables are £5 upwards.
Glasses of wine start at £4
– Ask to sit at the bar for the best spot to watch the chefs’ craft your meal – you’ll be so entranced you might forget to chat with your companion(s)!
– For a truly Turkish experience order the sharing brunch. At just £20 per person (min. 2 people) you can try a vast array of dishes in much the same style as the Turkish do.