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Reina means queen in Spanish, however Reina Turkish Bar and Grill opens its doors to all aspects of Mediterranean cuisine, in a stylish yet traditional setting on Cumberland Street in York City Centre. The food is the result of passion and experience, and on the menu you will find everything from hand-stretched pizzas to pastas, special kebabs and fish dishes. For a lunchtime feast, go for one of the oven pides, Turkish-style pizza with an array of toppings, while dishes like the kalamar (marinated deep-fried squid rings) and dolma (sun-dried bell peppers and aubergines filled with rice, herbs, garlic, lemon and pepper paste) are perfect for sharing before tucking into a hearty Turkish stew or a succulent charcoal grill or seafood dish.
Food really tasty and set menu great value for money. Waiter provided top service and enjoyed whole experience. Would recommend a visit and will definitely go back.
Booked Reina based on reviews read on trip advisor and fancied a restaurant that offered a Turkish menu. Reina does this but also a good choice of Italian based dishes which is a good mix if there are any in your party that want something more mainstream with Pizza and Pasta dishes available. We had booked for 7pm and on arrival were pleasantly greeted and swiftly shown to our table. The atmosphere was lively with the restaurant about 1/3rd full. That increased to around 2/3rds full by 7.30pm when two large groups and some additional couples had arrived. Service was prompt and timely with the usual checks on how the meal was going once the food arrived. As with most restaurants, and my pet hate, the only time we were kept waiting longer than we would have liked was to pay the bill at the end. When dessert dishes are taken away it would be nice to be asked if there's anything else we'd like such as another drink or coffee and gives the opportunity to ask for the bill. As it was and this seems to happen in a lot of restaurants it took about 10 minutes to get someone's attention to ask for the bill and a further 10 minutes before it came. As I say it's a pet hate and it happens in most restaurants so not particularly out of the ordinary. The food was delicious. I opted for the Turkish mixed grill which came with salad and rice. Plentiful with meat and served on flat bread. Yummy. Kate went for the Tortellini with Spinach and Ricotta cheese and was also impressed with the taste and quality of the food. We followed this up with dessert where I went for the Baklava and Kate for the profiteroles. Again really lovely. The profiteroles were large and smothered in chocolate. Overall this was a great restaurant where service and food were top notch and great value.
Lovely, tasty food. It arrived quickly for the 9 of us. The dishes were large portions even on the set menu offers. Couldn't fault the dishes. Excellent. Definitely recommend for couples/ large parties.