Delicious grilled meat specialties designed to satisfy the Middle Eastern and Turkish cuisine cravings of hungry customers are chiefly what’s on offer at Bayswater’s Lokkanta Meze & Barbecue. Easily competing with the local Brazilian BBQ fare in the neighbourhood, Lokkanta makes use of a special grill or mangal to cook up locally-sourced chicken and lamb shish and kebabs Accompanied by tasty side dishes and finished by sweet desserts, a meal here is memorable. If you’re vegetarian, you should still pay a visit – some of London’s best grilled vegetable and aubergine-based dishes are on the cards.
Lokkanta Meze & Barbecue, located along Westbourne Grove in Bayswater, invites diners into a universe of Turkish cuisine, especially that of Middle Eastern-style grilled meat and vegetable dishes. Guests should consider an entrée before they dare to try a succulent piece of meat, and Lokkanta is well-equipped with meze platters for sharing around the table. Choose between vine leaves filled with rice or borek – pastries filled with cheese or spinach. If you can’t decide in favour of one appetizer or another, order up a mixed platter and try the full variety of Turkish food offered by Lokkanta’s West London kitchen.
When it comes to main courses at Lokkanta Meze & Barbecue, the traditional charcoal grill or Turkish mangal takes centre stage. A special kind of barbecue, the mangal adds a distinctive smoky taste to premium cuts of British meat sourced from trusted local London butchers. Choose either lamb from the skewer or minced chicken kebabs, all prepared with care and served with rice and salad. A sweet finish at this Bayswater hotspot is guaranteed with a sweet and satisfying filo pastry baklava or a Turkish rice pudding. Book now!
We had a very good meal here, sharing platter and a nice bottle of malbec recommended by the waitress. Tender and tasty meats and gorgeous sauces.
Great value for money. A good friend told me to try it out with my family. Wife, who's vegetarian, had plenty to choose from. Kids & I had the Platter...which was huge. Tip: order platter for 1 less (no starters) or 2 less (with the Mixed Meze stsrter).
Amazing food in a really friendly environment! Free nibbles to start and some lovely turkish tea and sweets to finish. Recommend the Adana kebab and lamb chops!
Fantastic food and lovely staff; thank you Kayra! Incredible value, too at under £100 for four of us including two bottles of wine and coffee.
Excellent! We booked for dinner but changed it to lunch. Lovely waitress, so pleasant and helpful. The starter was terrific. The main was delicious, freshly cooked tender kebabs, faultless! We were given baklava and Turkish delight which was a lovely. Very reasonable price as well. Authentic Turkish music too! Great atmosphere and ambiance! We will definitely go there again. Thanks Lokkanta Meze & Barbeque...great!!!
We had a fabulous meal at Lokkanta Meze & Barbeque. Staff were really friendly and it had a great atmosphere. I love the bread and dips they gave us and the lamb chops were amazing I can't wait to go back! With BYO it's a great value night out and I highly recommend
Delicious food and friendly and helpful staff. We had the cold meze selection, which was excellent, and a couple of dishes from the mangal, which again were delicious. After the main course we were given a couple of pieces of baklava and a cup of Turkish coffee on the house, which we thought was really generous. The person who served us could not have been more friendly or helpful. We will certainly go back there.
The meal started very well with a nice Efes beer and the free appetizers they give you to begin your meal. It kept going with the most tender chicken I ever had. We finished the meal with an excellent tea accompanied with a raki, the national Turkish drink. And, oh they also give you a complementary dessert. Don't miss that chance !
Every single thing we ate was amazing! Lots of complimentary appetisers and bread meant that we thought we had ordered too much food! We had a starter and a main each and were stuffed by the end, but the food was far too good to waste, so we made sure and cleared our plates! Very reasonably priced too!
Good Turkish food in generous portions at a low price. The service is polite and fast. A little too fast, actually, as you do feel rushed by the servers hovering around you to clear plates and dishes all the time. I recommend this place wholeheartedly if it is a quick meal you are after.