About Testi

Testi is a long-standing ocakbasi or fireside Turkish restaurant in East London’s Stoke Newington that has been offering locals a taste of Anatolia since opening its doors down Stoke Newington High Street in 2000. Committed to quality and the highest standards of service, Testi’s menu is packed with authentic examples of Turkish cuisine, from succulent grilled dishes to homemade appetisers. Testi’s warm welcome and opulent atmosphere makes it a perfect place for casual dining or big celebrations.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

Address

Testi
38 Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington
London N16 7PL

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Tarama

Cod roe paste with vegetable oil and lemon juice
£3.95

Yaprak Sarma (home made)

Stuffed vine leaves with rice, lemon juice, dried blackcurrants and pine kernels served with yogurt
£4.45

Cold Mix Meze (2 people)

Humus, Cacik, Patlican Soslu, Yaprak Sarma, Kisir and Ispanak Tarator
£11.50
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Chef's Recommendations

Karni Yarik

Aubergine filled with minced meat and tomato sauce, served with yogurt and rice
£9.50

Kuzu Incik (Lamb Shank)

Braised lamb shank with potatoes, carrots, onion, mix peppers and rice
£10.00

Coban Kavurma

This casserole is made up of cubed lamb pieces, chunky mushrooms, onion and mix peppers and garlic
£10.50
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Desserts

Rice Pudding

Homemade rice pudding
£2.50

Sarma Baklava

Pistachio and walnut pieces rolled with butter in a pastry
£3.50

Tiramisu

Real tiramisu with savioardi biscuits and real mascarpone
£4.00

More about Testi, London

The highlight of Testi’s long menu of authentic Turkish cuisine is undoubtedly the selection of kebabs and grilled dishes, prepared using a traditional charcoal grill, and underlining this Stoke Newington restaurant’s ocakbasi character. All served with salads, rice and Turkish bread, classics like Adana kebab kofte, spicy chicken or lamb beyti are just the beginning – adventurous London diners can also order up quails, lambs’ kidneys, liver and marinated testicles. Ramping up the authenticity even further are Testi’s traditional Turkish dishes – the coban kavurma is a rustic shepherd’s casserole of cubed lamb, chunky mushrooms, onion, peppers and garlic, served on a bed of rice.

It’s not all meat on the menu at Testi’s Stoke Newington High Street restaurant. Turkish cuisine is replete with vegetarian options, and Testi does the tradition proud, with dishes like yaprak sarma (vine leaves stuffed with rice, lemon juice, dried blackcurrants and pine nuts) and patlican soslu offering up nuanced and meat-free flavours. Another way in to Testi’s extensive selection is to gather a group together and go for a set meal, the biggest of which begins with a mixed meze platter of hummus, cacik, patlican soslu, yaprak sarma, kisir and ispanak tarator, followed by lamb ribs, grilled chicken wings, Adana kofte, and lamb and chicken shish kebabs. Popular in East London, Testi’s Stoke Newington restaurant is a busy place, so make sure you book in advance.

1 Testi Review

Very Good
4.0/6
1 Review
Value for money:Good value
Atmosphere:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Service:Good
Food:Great
Noise levels:Pleasant
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Giorgio F.2 months ago · 1 review

Food was as good as ever. Service was a little sketchy. Perhaps the waiter was new? Anyway I enjoyed it, as always. Will definitely come back.