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.
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
Great food, great atmosphere and great prices. We really enjoyed our time at Mangal II. Will be back for sure. 100% suggested the lamb on aubergine cream :P
The best Turkish food in London, great service considering how busy it can get and great atmosphere. I’ve been regularly going here for years and will continue to do so. Everything on the menu is delicious.