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Best Turkish restaurants in Harringay, aka London's 'Little Istanbul'

Insider guide by North London local Matt Morgan. Exclusively created for guests at Green Rooms arts hotel in Wood Green.

In this guide, Matt shares his tips for where to find the best kebabs, lahmacun, gözleme and baklava in London.


Read on to discover some of the best Turkish eateries outside of Turkey.


Diyarkabir

69 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, Harringay, London N4 1DU, UK

food & drink
restaurants
grill
Turkish
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You will smell the meat grilling at Diyarkabir a mile away.

This place has a buzzing, family atmosphere and is always filled with locals from the Turkish community in Harringay. The tempting and great value menu has been satisfying hungry bellies with all manner of grilled meats, mezze and other delights since the early 90s.


What to order: Matt says: ‘I always get the lamb shish as a wrap. But if you’re hungry, the mixed grill is £15 per head and offers more charcoal grilled meat than you could shake a skewer at.’


Hala

29 Grand Parade, Harringay, London N4 1LG, UK

food & drink
restaurant
grill
Turkish
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You'll find mouth-watering grilled meat and fresh vegetable dishes at Hala

Hala first opened its doors over 15 years ago and quickly became one of the highest praised Turkish restaurants in town. The food is beautiful and the atmosphere lively.


Insider tip: Hala is open until 2am, making it the perfect venue for a late-night, post-pub meal.


Antepliler

45-46 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, Harringay, London N4 1AG, UK

food & drink
restaurant
Turkish
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Beautiful to look at and delicious to eat baklava

This sprawling eatery comprises a restaurant, coffee shop and patisserie. The restaurant is most famous for its lahmacun (Turkish pizza) and the tava stews are also extremely popular.


What to order: The baklava from the in-house bakery is notorious.


Gökyüzü

26-28 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, Harringay, London N4 1LG, UK

food & drink
restaurants
grill
Turkish
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Chunks of lamb cooking on hot coals.

Possibly the busiest restaurant of the four, Gökyüzü is a favourite among locals. The food is delicious and the portions are enormous. What more is there to say?