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“Husband said 'excellent'”

Istanbul Barbecue & Bistro
Ranked #36 of 1,936 Restaurants in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue, Turkish
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 26 June 2017

My hubby loves Sunday roasts and English breakfasts but he also has an adventurous streak. He tried the Turkish breakfast and loved it. The eggs were almost like an omelette in a metal dish and the flat bread with honey was a dream. On top of the quality of the food, the photographs do not to justice to the warm decoration. Turkish coffee is not for faint-hearted. This place will be on our repeat return list.

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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Went in last week for a breakfast. As my partner and I are really fussy eaters we asked for an English breakfast. Even though it is not on the menu the staff and chef were more than happy to accommodate our fussiness. The breakfast we received was absolutely beautiful. My parents had the Turkish breakfast so we tried a little of theirs and fell in love. Drinks were always topped up once empty and the hospitality was 100% cannot recommend the food and the staff enough! ❤️

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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Food, service & place are simply fantastic. What a place. I am emotional. I find it difficult to choose from the the menu because I want it all. See on father's day.

Thank James K
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Again we had fabulous food. Great quality, great price & great service - couldn't ask for more! I have been with family, children & friends, it is excellent venue that caters for a variety of groups. Good is excellent. I have tried something different each time. Staff have a good knowledge of the menu, the mezzes are superb, excellent combination of foods to try. Looking forward to my next visit.

Thank anitacarson
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Right, i have been eating at the Istanbul now for around 8 years so i have seen it go through various management, and changes. The Food is and always has been very nice, there is nothing at all wrong with the food. I think a few years back under the old management you could tell costs where being cut as the food standards dipped, but thankfully the new management have fixed this.

So Food, not a problem. Here is the reason i only give the Istanbul 3 stars. Cleanliness & decor.

New owners - you have done a great job of extending, the old coffee shop, and is now a very nice restaurant you must have spent a fortune, so why oh why would you not finish it off properly ? Look at the ceiling, thinly covered drapes cover what look like mold & stains.

There is plasterboard covering holes ( not very well ) in the walls

The toilets are filthy, the toilet has a piece of paper with Gents / Ladies written in Biro...how much is a door sign ?

The back door which you can see as you head to the toilet ( past all of the staffs coats and belongings ) is in desperate need of a lick of paint..or replacing

There was an old fan heater sitting on the floor next to a bottle of bleach...why ? Its in the restaurant, why ?

The menus are ripped

The salt and pepper shakers look like something out of a greasy spoon.

Honestly guys i may be being picky here but people notice these things, its a nice restaurant with nice food, with 'woolton' prices. It kind of feels like you know when you buy a house and do it up, but then your all moved in and you never get round to fixing it up because you live there and its fine...but this is not a house, its a restaurant where people are coming day in day out spending their hard earned money. Clean the toilets. Paint the ceiling, get rid of the plaster board on the walls

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