April 11, 2014 City Centre, Meze, Turkish No Comments

Today’s review is a duo of questudes, one of which is from the pen of Sara Sheridan who inspired us to adopt the form, so we were delighted to have her along as today’s guest quester.



Sara’s Verdict

Sharing plates

Where east meets west, food is a communal affair – a feast to provoke conversation. Tastes to share. Portions to negotiate.
‘Is that last piece mine?’ you say.
To which there is only the British answer.
‘You have it.’
In Istanbul would they pounce the same on the last sausage sliver or the slick aubergine, of which there can never be enough?

Ezme and hummus

Ezme and hummus

Blythe’s Verdict

My Turkish isn’t what it should be.
My restaurant Turkish is just fine:


People-watching, yes, but great company,
so no need for such distractions.

Imam bayildi

Imam bayildi

Citrus fresh tomato salsa.
Warmly spiced sausage.
We were as swooning imams!
(if you get my meaning)

Captivating chat:
the world of words,
books of spooks,
Antarctic freeze, Irish cheese.

Then Turkish coffee:



Blythe scores Yeni Meze
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 14/20

Today’s questers were: Sara, Blythe

We ate: ezme, sucuk, hummus, falafel, borek, imam bayildi

We drank: water, coffees

We wore: green dress, brown suit

Total bill: £23.80

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Written by BKR