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One of the best Turkish Restaurants in London: Cappadocia

One of the best Turkish Restaurants in London: Cappadocia

IN: Best Food in London May 4, 2013 5:33 pm 0 comments

Cappadocia ChefsI’m planing to visit Turkey sooner or later. Maybe this summer or next year. I’m intrigued by their culture and history.

I decided to start approaching Turkey and its culture from the basics, learning a bit more about their food.

Turkey has an immense food tradition, and fortunately I can start exploring it without going too far. London is packed with good turkish restaurants.

A couple of weeks ago I discovered one of them that deserves a citation. It’s called Cappadocia, in Kingston upon Thames.

I read a lot of very positive reviews and my friends have been there many times so I was easily convinced to try it.

Unfortunately this restaurant is a bit far from the centre of London. Kingston isn’t the most comfortable neighbourhood to reach. But for this restaurant, I would go even farther.

Cappadocia is an authentic turkish restaurant with Chefs from Istanbul, trained in the art of authentic Turkish cuisine, in an open kitchen. I love restaurants with open kitchens that transpire the skills of the chefs.

The Menu

The restaurant has a vast and rich menu. If it’s your first Turkish food experience it could even result too sophisticated.

I had a starter a main dish and a dessert.

My starter was a Lahmacun.

Lahmacun, known also as Turkish pizza, is a thin crust topped with mince lamb, tomatoes, onions and parsley. I found it very nice, different from Italian pizza, but enjoyable.

Lahmacun

The main dish I chose to try was the Fistikli Kuzu Sarma.

It’s a Rolled lamb and rump of beef, stuffed with a blend of pistachio nuts, garlic and herbs, oven baked and served with grilled aubergines and red pepper puree. They say it’s the chef’s speciality, and I believe them as it was delectable. I never tried anything similar at all and I was really impressed by the flavours that worked perfectly together. I loved how the food was presented in the plate as well. A top level cuisine dish, rich and really yummy.

Fistikli Kuzu Sarma

I couldn’t ask more from the Chefs, but with the dessert they exceeded even more my expectations.

I had a traditional turkish dessert called Kunefe which has entered my top 10 favourite desserts list!

It’s a divine cheese pastry soaked in a sweet syrup served with ice-cream. It was my first time ever trying this dish and I fell completely in love with it. I would go to Cappadocia again only to try this intoxicating and incredible dessert.

Kunefe

I accompanied my meal with a nice but not wonderful turkish beer called Efes.

Service

The service was remarkable. Fast and very efficient.

Price

Cappadocia serves top level food in a nice location at a very reasonable price. I paid around £25 for a starter, main and dessert.

Address and Info

Opening times: Mon – Sun 12:00 to 23:00.
Closed Tuesday.

2 Station Buildings,
Fife Road,
Kingston upon Thames,
KT1 1SW

Telephone: 020 85496228

Cappadocia

My Rating: 5 / 5

Impartial and Clear Review Disclosure

Invited by PR company? NO
Guest of the Chef or Restaurant Owner? NO
Restaurant knew I was a Blogger ahead of ordering? NO
Was the meal comped by the restaurant? NO
Any complimentary items provided by the restaurant? NO

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