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Istanbul is a Turkish restaurant and grill located in the heart of Woolton Village. We are well known for our timeless Turkish hospitality. We offer a huge selection of Turkish dishes from sizzling kebabs to authentic Turkish breakfast.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came for drinks and sat outside so got a few hot plates and chips. The portions size was great and filled us up easily. The chips were incredible and both our dishes were outstanding. I had a veggie dish and my partner had lamb....More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 10 January 2021

Again we headed for Breakfast, parking can be an issue in Woolton so we left car at Sainsbury's and walked up. Quite handy as you can do a shop on the return. We where met with a warm welcome and shown to a table. Sanitiser...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 20 December 2020 via mobile

My partner and I attended the restaurant in the run up to Christmas. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff are a credit to the restaurant. For starters, my partner ordered the hummus (which she said was delicious), while I had the calamari. I was...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 6 December 2020

Sat outside this afternoon, under a couple of handy heat lamps. Had a bit of a wait for food, but when it came it was lovely. I got the Beef Istanbul burger and it was fantastic. Just what the doctor ordered after a walk in...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 5 November 2020

I went to this restaurant last week with my husband, service first class, food first class, Covid safe first class, a must.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 1 November 2020

What a great evening! We had complimentary pitta (seeded) and two dips which was a meal in itself. This was followed by two starters and two main courses - they were perfect All this and a nice bottle of red wine for under £55 -...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 31 October 2020

Been here a few times over last month but last night was great all staff so friendly brilliant atmosphere. Food is amazing was decorated brilliant for Halloween. Only downside was we did not want the night to end it was that good 😁

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 29 October 2020 via mobile

We visited yesterday 28/10/20, food was delicious as always. We are a family of 6 some had breakfast some had lunch but all clean plates afterwards. Food is always well presented and plenty of it. Good social distancing measures in place and all staff wearing...More

Date of visit: October 2020
stanzerp, General Manager at Istanbul Barbecue & Bistro Woolton, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2020

Hello Deb66 thank you for your amazing review i have already thanked all the team who worked yesterday We all look forward to seeing you and your family soon 🤩

Reviewed 23 October 2020 via mobile

We been to Istanbul many times and always loved the place, great food and service but tonight was shocking Arrived at 5:20pm for a 5:30pm booking, ordered drinks and food my daughters meal came 35 mins later, still no bread and dips which we usually...More

Date of visit: October 2020
stanzerp, General Manager at Istanbul Barbecue & Bistro Woolton, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2020

Hello Bona64 I am so sorry to read this review hearing about your unhappy visit to our restaurant. I would like to discuss it further as we appreciate feedback of all forms could you please contact me on Istanbulwooltonrez@gmail.com Look forward to speaking to you...More

Reviewed 21 October 2020 via mobile

Came here for my brother's 21st birthday meal. Under the circumstances we couldnt have our whole family there but the service and food made up for it!! Nice family feel to the place. The food was absolutely phenomenal and our server Battal was amazing, he...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Diane C
21 July 2019|
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18 October 2018|
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Response from 277guvens | Property representative |
Hi yes we do takeaway food, you would need to collect your order as we don’t deliver. If you would like to order check website for our menu then simply call us order and tell us what time you would like to collect. Thank... More
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8 February 2018|
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Response from 277guvens | Property representative |
Hi there is limited parking on the road outside the restaurant however are several free public car parks within a few minutes walk.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Istanbul Barbecue & Bistro Woolton

  • Yes, Istanbul Barbecue & Bistro Woolton offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, Istanbul Barbecue & Bistro Woolton offers delivery services.

  • Istanbul Barbecue & Bistro Woolton is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5