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Antalya

Bloomsbury · Turkish · ££££
Excellent
5.0/6
190 Reviews

About Antalya

Situated just steps from the British Museum and Russel Square Station, Antalya serves Turkish cuisine in the heart of London. With his other Antalya location in Nottingham, owner Mehmet Kolcak has been offering up tasty Turkish and Mediterranean classics for over 25 years. Using centuries-old traditional Turkish recipes, guests experience the flavors of Istanbul in the middle of England’s capital city. Offering up Lamb, Steak, Chicken and vegetarian specialties, it is Kolcak’s keen attention to detail that sets Antalya apart from the rest.

Address

Antalya
103-105 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury
London WC1B 4HH

Opening Times

Closed today
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

Chef's Choice

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Starters

Tarama Salad

Home-made fish roe pate mixed with potatoes, olive oil and lemon juice
£4.20

Imam Bayildi

Aubergine stuffed with onions, tomatoes and green pepper, parsley and a hint of garlic
£4.95

Sucuklu Yumurta

Specially prepared spicy beef sausage with herbs cooked with fresh tomato sauce with egg
£5.45
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Mains

Tavuk Sis

Diced marinated chunky cubes of chicken grilled on skewers served with basmati rice and salad
£11.50

Kuzu Kulbasti

Grilled fillet of lamb with oregano served with bulgur rice and vegetables
£12.95

Halibut

Grilled fillet of halibut served with confit garlic,onions, tomatoes mixed peppers served with rice
£13.95
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Specials

Tavuk Sote

Diced chicked cooked with tomatoes, peppers, onions & garlic
£10.95

Tavuk Prenses (Chicken Princess)

Mini chicken fillets sauteed with mushroom, garlic, dill, cream and parmesan served with bulgar rice
£11.95

Antalya Ozel Incik (Lamb Shank-Antalya Special)

Slow cooked knuckle of lamb baked with potatoes, carrots, celertiac & shallots served with rice
£12.95

More about Antalya, London

Antalya on Southampton Road serves up luxurious cuisine without a stuffy atmosphere. Complete with colorful murals and painted ceilings, Antalya transports guests to another time and place in total contrast to the bustling London environment just outside the restaurant’s walls. Choose from a variety of mezze, small plates comparable to tapas, or go all out and order a full entrée. Whatever the decision, Antalya promises not to disappoint.

The restaurant’s beautiful interior sets high expectations for the food, as it should. With dishes ranging from Asparagus Kulesi to Tavuk Topkapi (Ottoman Style Chicken), patrons of Antalya come in time and again without ever tiring of the menu. The Turkish restaurant’s central location on Southampton Road makes for a perfect destination after a day about own. Diners can finish up their experience with a wide array of desserts or a strong Turkish coffee.

190 Antalya Reviews

"Excellent"6/6
Peter D.4 days ago · 1 review

Great meal. Great service. What more? Well, great meze starters, excellent iskandel (or whatever), much-admired lamb shanks, fruit and baklava, and Turkish coffee - their Ottoman feast option.

"Excellent"6/6
John W.10 days ago · 1 review

A Turkish restaurant with wonderful Turkish cooking. Good service, Turkish wines, and meze. Chicken Topkapi particularly enjoyed. Servings are generous and really tasty. Much recommended.

"Excellent"6/6
Bahar M.a month ago · 1 review

Lovely food, good service.. thank you so much... we had a lovely evening ... I would recomend the place to my friends.. thank you so much...

"Excellent"6/6
Eve S.a month ago · 1 review

We went to Antalya for our Christmas party, and we loved it. The food was fantastic, the staff friendly, and overall a great atmosphere. We’ll definitely be going back!

"Excellent"6/6
Arlette B.2 years ago · 1 review

Every time I go to London, I try to go to Antalya because you are always felt welcome there. Our flight from Geneva was delayed and when we called the restaurant to inform them that we would be late, they were very understanding. The food was delicious and the portions were quite generous. The staff were very efficient and nice: the boss even came to our table to say a few words. He even offered us the dessert and the tea. We had a really wonderful time at Antalya and we will be back. Arlette

"Great"5/6
Meena P.a month ago · 1 review

Lovely restaurant which I visited as a party of 9 from UCH for the Festive lunch. The starters were amazing and plentiful! Every member of the party was happy with their mains. I had the mixed grill which was lovely and the portion was just right (not too large but not too small either). The deserts were Baklava, ice-cream, rice pudding dish and it was great to be able to try a bit of each. Tea and coffee were a nice finish. The service from Burak in particular was very good. He was quite funny and attended to our needs. Sevji was a very good waitress and was prompt in clearing our dishes and/or re-filling our table. The restaurant was quiet in the afternoon but I am sure the atmosphere in the evening is a lot different. I would definitely recommend the restaurant and will certainly go back one evening. Well done Antalya!

"Good"4/6
Donna C.4 months ago · 1 review

This restaurant is very pretty on the inside with elaborate walls and ceilings. The service was friendly. The place was clean. It's easy to get there -- just a short walk from the Russell Square underground station. My husband and I were visiting from the US and met another couple, who had taken the train from Dover, for lunch. We had a lot to catch up on after 49 years, so we ate our lunch and sat at the table and chatted for four hours. No one tried to rush us. Toward the end of our stay more people were coming in, and it did get a bit loud. I had the stuffed grape leaves which were good; they were nice and firm. They did require a fair amount of lemon, salt, and pepper. I was really, really looking forward to the vegetarian moussaka, but they were out of it. They were out of my second choice too. It turned out that the only vegetarian main course that they were not out of was the spinach and halloumi dish. So I ordered it. Again, it required a fair amount of salt and pepper, but it was good. It was certainly an ample portion; I was not able to finish it. My husband ordered the tabbouleh and the halibut. He said his food was "okay" but "bland." One of our guests ordered the garlic mushrooms and moussaka (not the vegetarian variety); he seemed to like the garlic mushrooms, but said that the moussaka was "different." He also commented that it was very filling, and he did not finish it. Our other guest ordered the feta stuffed phyllo and a lamb dish. She said that both were good, and she ate every morsel. We did not order dessert, but teas and coffee. We were given baklava (which was really delicious) and honeydew on the house. So, overall, I would say that it is slightly above average.

"Excellent"6/6
Sara H.a year ago · 1 review

Antalya was lovely a family run restaurant we didn't need to book but ther could be time in the year you might need to. The menu chooses were varied and not expensive my sister and i choose some hummus to go with the bread they give you when we sat down which was lovely and full of flavour my sister had mousaka with a salad and I had half a stuffed chicken with loads of mushrooms in a white sauce. The chicken was fantastic very moist and the stuffing sweet and tasty. We would recommend you give it a try and we will be going back again.

"Great"5/6
Geoff L.8 months ago · 1 review

We went to Antalya for lunch on a bad day for them, as they were short staffed due to a road traffic accident to one of them. The impression gained, though not confirmed, was that it is a family run restaurant. However, the remaining waiter did his very best and coped really well, so that there were no obvious problems. The décor is impressive and elaborate, based on the Ottoman Turkish period. The Menu is extensive and contains a Vegetarian section. The starters were tasty and the mains a little bland. The cost was quite low - £65 for two courses for four. But being lunch time on a very hot day, we did not have any alcohol. Recommended.

"Great"5/6
Graham C.a year ago · 1 review

Following closure of Effes restuarant Gt Titchfield Street had to find a new location for a group of friends to eat. Antalya was easy to find and had typical Turkish decor. Very friendly waiting staff and attentive but not intrusive service. Our group of five old friends all selected the standard three course meal comprising mezzes, Turkish mixed grill and fresh fruit and and baklava. Lots of wine and beers and coffees. Everyone found food excellent and well cooked. Total bill less than £160 with no obligatory service charge. Highly recommended.

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