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The Iskele

179-181 Whitecross Street, London EC1Y 8QP, England
+44 20 7490 0082
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good50%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“kebab” (9 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
“bread” (7 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
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179-181 Whitecross Street, London EC1Y 8QP, England
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Turkish/ Mediterranean dishes which was ok but I'd had better. Service was good. I felt it was overpriced for what it was. The male toilets would be better if there was actually a lock on them. Not very convenient with other diners walking in when...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

I came here alone to eat vegetarian mezze and have a virgin pina colada. The mezze were perhaps a bit same-y but came with unexpected vegetable stirfry and rice. The pina colada was good. Service efficient and friendly, and price reasonable.

Thank Jenny C
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We were the only ones in the restaurant when we went for an early lunch so service was obviously fast. The bread before the meal was beautiful - warm and soft and the chilli sauce and garlic sauce to go with it was very good...More

Thank Josephbourke
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We popped in on a Friday night quite late. The staff was warm and welcoming. The restaurant was refurbished this September, so it looks very nice and new. We ordered the Iskele set meal for 2. The amount of food was incredible! The leftover could...More

1  Thank stampedli
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I've been to Iskele a few times and it's always been amazing, price is good too for 2 courses with their special lunch menu, for the mains I always went for their lamb meatballs which are so tasty and filling, they give some 'chilli' too...More

1  Thank Oriens_Jaz
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Went there after my step daughters graduation from Middlesex Uni. A warm welcome and drinks and bread with dips were delivered. Ordered The Meze for 2, it could have fed 4 !! The quality of the food was fantastic, cant fault it. Tiny criticism ,...More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I went last weekend to celebrate my husband’s 40th Birthday. The service was brilliant, everyone very friendly and excellent customer service…but the best the food!!! Amazing food very tasty and very good portions. It is difficult to find another restaurant that has this value for...More

Thank sandraforerom
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Have just been to Iskele for the first time, for lunch. Really tasty food, with generous portions, from a large menu. Friendly service. And complementary baklava and Turkish Delight with the bill. For a straightforward, tasty Turkish meal out I don't think you can fault...More

Thank michael_b_2
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Our first time eating Turkish food, but hopefully we will return. Generous portions. As a group of four we were not sure how many mezes to order, the waiter brought just one selection saying he would bring extra if needed. We were also served Turkish...More

Thank ElaineWal
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went in for a quick meal and the restaurant made a real effort to get us our two courses - all done in 45 minutes. The food was freshly made, good quality in ample portions and it was delicious. My humus was lemony, the...More

Thank Peter V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 179-181 Whitecross Street, London EC1Y 8QP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7490 0082
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Friendly Mediterranean restaurant close to the Barbican Centre. A hint of Mediterranean spice and Turkish hospitality with authentic Ottoman decor. Winner 2017 Best Value at British Kebab Awards.
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