Experience the rich flavours of an ancient cuisine at Istanbul Restaurant, Birmingham’s first cuisine specialising in Turkish cuisine only. That’s right, folks. While Birmingham may have been lucky enough to have its own Turkish barber shop, until Istanbul Restaurant’s opening in 2013, locals were out of luck if looking for great Turkish cuisine. Located on Stockwell Road in Handsworth Wood, this fantastic establishment invites you to experience the unique cuisine of Asia Minor.
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We had a lovely time. Meal excellent. Staff very attentive.
I enjoyed it very much. Our only problem was that the food was brought in the wrong order. We had the main meal before we had the starters, and then we weren't hungry and couldn't eat the starters. We would have liked the bread sooner so that we could use the dips while we were waiting.
Authentic Istanbul food near us. I would like to visit again. Only drawback was the card machine wasn’t working.
The staff at Istanbul Restaurant pride themselves on being part of history at Birmingham’s very first Turkish restaurant, and with good reason! Providing only the finest cuisine and using the best quality ingredients, Istanbul Restaurant ensures that guests have a unique culinary experience every time they visit for lunch or dinner. With unbelievably polite service and a cosy interior, diners feel as though they’ve stepped inside an Istanbul living room where Turkish hospitality is the top priority. With its location in Handsworth Wood, it’s a perfect place for dinner after an evening stroll in the lovely surrounding neighbourhood.
Newbies to Turkish food are always impressed by the hearty portions and wholesome flavours that are so prevalent in this popular cuisine. At Istanbul Restaurant, guests are greeted with an extensive menu full of classic specialties. Choose from mains like lamb spare ribs, chicken shish kebab or sirloin steak, or perhaps go vegetarian with the sebzeli guvec, a casserole made from an assortment of fresh vegetables cooked in an earth-ware pot and topped with cheese. We recommend making reservations beforehand at this restaurant on Handsworth Wood’s Stockwell Road, as tables tend to fill up quickly!