Think you know your Adana from your Iskender kebabs? Maybe you should visit Brentwood's finest Turkish restaurants, where all of Anatolia's culinary treasures are there to be sampled. There's a whole lot more to Turkey's gastronomy than just late night kebabs – and these eateries can't wait to show Essex diners what they've been missing. Experience the real thing by booking a table at Brentwood's Turkish restaurants with Quandoo.
North east London and Essex have welcomed large numbers of arrivals from Turkey and Cyprus over the past 30 years, so it's no shock to find plenty of Turkish restaurants in the Brentwood area. But what surprises some diners is how different gourmet kebabs and stews are to the kind of Anatolian food they are used to. When you head to Brentwood's Turkish restaurants, expect to be both surprised and delighted by succulent chicken and lamb dishes and flavourful, healthy stews, as well as little extras like freshly baked breads and authentic hummus. It's a different world from mediocre kebab houses, that’s for sure!
Another thing food fans will love is the variety on offer at Turkish restaurants in Brentwood. The town has some meze specialists, where diners can pick from a multitude of light bites, every single one of which conjures up an authentic Mediterranean flavour. Mix up ultra-healthy kisir salads, garlic-infused cacik dips and hot meze like sucuk (a kind of spiced beef sausage) or kanat (Turkey's spin on barbecued chicken wings). There are small plates for meat eaters, pescetarians and veggies alike, so everyone can create their perfect meal.
But meze feasts and kebabs aren't the only way to enjoy some time at Brentwood's Turkish restaurants. These relaxed venues are also great places to arrange a casual lunch with friends, whether you pencil it in for your lunch hour, or set aside some weekend time. For example, A La Turka in the town centre offers lunch wraps stuffed with halloumi, lamb kofte (meatballs), roasted vegetables and lashings of hummus. And with borek pastries, falafel and much more on the menu – a memorable lunch is guaranteed, every time you visit.