Firing up the charcoal under the appetites of Dalston and Shacklewell, Mangal II is a Turkish ocakbasi restaurant whose centrepiece is a traditional charcoal grill, used to cook mouthwatering meat, seafood and vegetable dishes. Mangal II’s pedigree is assured, this being the second incarnation of entrepreneurial chef and former Istanbul resident Ali Dirik’s innovative restaurant concept. The first Mangal Ocakbasi gained a cult following in London in the early 90s, and here along Stoke Newington Road the success story continues. A huge selection of meze platters and a daily stew are good starting points for any meal here, with vegetarian and non-vegetarian salads all great options. Seafood such as grilled sea bass, marinated quail and lamb spare ribs, chicken beyti with yoghurt dressing, and vegetarian moussaka all come highly recommended.
friendly staff, good food - could not have been more welcoming - we had a really good time and will go back there again soon
Very good kebab. It is a bit pricey, but taste is good and the lunch menu is a bargain. Chicken breast is unexpectedly tender and not dry at all.
The service was really nice and welcoming and seeing the grill master was kool to see .. but the food .. wow!! We had the grilled lamb, prawns and lamb chops ... out of this world !!!! And the salad were Devine ... can’t wait for my next trip