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.
Excellent food amazing services really good wine the staff are very attentive and friendly I love the atmosphere we really enjoyed the experience I would recomen it
We went to the Istanbul restaurant for our last family meal together before our daughter went back to University, so we wanted to go to a special place & the Istanbul was that special place. Straight away we were warmly welcomed, all the staff were lovely & very efficient. We had excellent meals, cooked to perfection & beautifully seasoned. The ambiance was very good too, with the Turkish music & beautiful paintings & lights, I felt I was experiencing a little bit of Turkey. A great meal & evening. We would fully recommend & will be returning.
Lovely fresh food good value for money had a lovely time service was second to none. Attentive hosts atmosphere very good nothing to much trouble