The restaurant scene in Dudley, as in the wider West Midlands and Greater Birmingham, is dominated by curry houses, but in this corner of the High Street in Rowley Regis, the taste of choice is more Bosphorus than balti. Istanbul Turkish Restaurant offers – as one might expect – Turkish cuisine, from kebabs to kleftiko, borek to baklava, mezze to menemen. Expect all things stuffed, drizzled with olive oil and served up with lashings of yoghurt and delivered to your table with love.
The centrepiece at Istanbul Restaurant’s High Street premises is the traditional Turkish charcoal grill, where succulent meat, fish, and vegetables are cooked to mouthwatering perfection. It’s this indispensable appliance and the dishes it helps create that has made Istanbul Turkish Restaurant a fixture in the small but vibrant dining scene in Rowley Regis, just out of Dudley in the Greater Birmingham region. But the charcoal grill would be nothing if it weren’t for the team of expert chefs in charge of it – together they have an incredible fifteen years experience in the kitchen.
Whenever you choose to go Turkish when you want to dine, and especially when you’re trying out a new outfit in town, it’s always a good idea to order up a share plate or meze. Here at Istanbul Turkish Restaurant in Rowley Regis, the share plate for two people is laden with hummus, cacik, borek, falafel, lamb and chicken shish, Adana kebabs, chicken wings, rice and salad. The platter for four builds on this to include tarama, beetroot, sucuk, garlic mushrooms, kaburga lamb ribs and chops plus chips. From there it’s but a small step to some of the best Turkish house specials in the Dudley and wider Birmingham area – book now for exotic specialties like the iskender, hunkar begendi, alti ezmeli, ali nazik, and kulbasti.
Had a very pleasant evening the staff were attentive and friendly, actually took time to chat to you. the food amazing will be returning with the family very soon.
Food was lovely and not expensive! I only had a main course and struggled to eat the pudding. Staff are brilliant and very friendly, very welcoming.
Lovely meal we had a sharing platter for four would definitely recommend it plenty of food great value. Staff very friendly and attentive, we will definitely return.