At Melissa Ocakbasi in London, diners can experience some of the city’s very best Turkish dishes, all served up at an affordable price. Found on Whitchurch Lane just steps from Canons Park underground station, this popular restaurant brings freshness and authenticity to the forefront, giving you an unparalleled dining experience in the Edgware area. Whether you’re new to the cuisine or you’re an old pro, Melissa Ocakbasi aims to provide you with a fresh new experience. With over eight decades of restaurant business in the family, the folks behind this local hotspot really know their stuff, and are experts not only in the cuisine, but also in providing fantastic customer service. Make sure to try the lamb doner and the chicken shish for an unforgettable meal, or take the hummus with some freshly baked bread. Stop by for an Anatolian feast at this local legend, but make sure to book ahead to guarantee a table.
The food at Melissas is reliably good! The restaurant is always noisy and packed but it’s all about the food!! We never hesitate to recommend.
The service was great. The food was amazing. Nothing bad to say. We will be back! I recommend getting the lamb shish or lamb cop with rice!
Very nice service and they are quick to accomidate more than you reserve. They are accomodating and courteous. Good food! Good ambiance abd very clean restaurant!
Excellent food, in addition the service was good. Portion sizes are good, we ordered a platter and had plenty of food for 2 people. In fact we had some packed to take.
Went to Melissa Restaurant for meal on a Friday evening for first time having booked. Waitresses very attentive to the clientele -whether new or seemingly regular. Noticeably hardworking but still taking time to engage with the customers. Good sized portions of both starters and main course, such that little room for dessert. Lamb nicely seasoned, well-cooked and very tender. Generous amount of salad. Reasonably priced. Only drawback on a Friday evening at 19.00 hours was the excessive noise from children (who were obviously enjoying themselves at venue and were well-catered for by the staff). Practical solution: for a more quiescent meal, to attend after 20.15 hrs when the ambient sound subsides.
VERY NICE LOCAL RESTAURANT. IT HAS RECENTLY BEEN EXTENDED AND LOOKS GOOD. STAFF ARE VERY ATTENTIVE AND HELPFUL WHEN ASKED ABOUT SOME DISHES ON THE MENU. THE OWNER CAME OVER TO THE TABLE AS I WAS BY MYSELF AND WAITING FOR MY SON, WE CHATTED AND HE OFFERED ME A DRINK. THE FOOD AND WINE WAS VERY GOOD AND IN ALL A VERY PLEASANT EXPERIENCE WHICH WE WILL REPEAT AGAIN.
The best aspect of this restaurant is the waitresses who are friendly, pleasant and helpful and work very hard. They are hampered by the kitchen who seemed incapable of producing any four dishes at once whether for our table or others..I enjoyed the special Melissa Cocktail but the (Vegetarían) dishes were average at best . We were lucky to have a table in the quieter part of the restaurant but the downside of this was that it was very crafty. Sorry, but we won’t be going back.
The food was delicious and the service was very good. The owner is charming and greets you like you are an old friend. Only one small complaint, and it is very trivial, one waitress is on the miserable side and didn't smile once. Also they do not have semi-skimmed or skimmed milk which means no lattes ordered after the meal. I would recommend.
Great food, great service and really friendly staff. It's always a pleasure to eat there - the premises are always spotless and the staff take a real pride in the service they provide. Last of all - such great value 😄
Loved the food, big portions, did not manage to eat it all. Waiting staff looked bored and disconnected, but i came to have food and conversation. Great food, good prices, will be back for more in the future.