Nemrut, in Birmingham’s Handsworth, is building on the city’s peerless tradition as the home to some of the country’s finest ethnic cuisine. Bringing the delicate flavours of Turkish cooking to Birmingham’s famously open-minded foodies was never going to be much of not a hard sell, and yet the city remains dominated by one-size-fits-all curry houses. In striking out for the cross-continental cuisine Nemrut is doing something innovative in the second city.
Turkish food is made to be shared. For the uninitiated, one of the best ways to enjoy the food on offer at Nemrut is to opt for a number of mezze dishes. Mezze is small plates of food, you order several hot and cold dishes and devour the lot with bread. And if you do fancy some sharing plates, Holyhead Road’s finest Turkish place has well and truly got you covered – we recommend you get some hummus and tabbouleh, as well as falafel and succk dishes if you’re new at this.
Of course, sometimes you just don’t want to share, and if you’re in the mood to indulge your own palate only, the team at Nemrut in Handsworth, Birmingham can help too. There’s generous portions of tender lamb kofte, and lahmacun (Turkish pizza), as well as a variety of pide plates (similar to a pasty, but for dinner). If you have a hankering for great Turkish food but really need to get stuck into your latest boxset too, you’re in luck. Those fortunate enough to live near Holyhead Road can order from the excellent take-out menu for a taste of Turkey on the go.
Lovely food. Clean. Friendly staff made you feel welcomed. Went for an alternative Christmas meal. Catered for everyones needs. No one left disappointed. Will be back soon!