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#2,343 of 15,132 Restaurants in London
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PRICE RANGE
£13 - £50
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Barbecue, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
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Reviewed 20 December 2023

A couple of weeks ago, I booked a table for lunch at this restaurant for yesterday (Tuesday 19 December) - only to turn up to discover the place was closed. The staff first suggested that I had booked a different venue (I hadn’t) and were...entirely unapologetic as to the circumstances. At the time of booking, I provided a telephone number that could have been used to update me on the situation, but wasn’t. Obviously, I can’t comment on the quality of the food as none was forthcoming, but I shall certainly avoid this establishment in the future.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023 via mobile

I visited this establishment very often, but today was the last time. Terrible in one word. Prices are understandable, everyone is chasing them, but the price must match. I took Best with me, a few pieces for the company, when they started unpacking and eating....This is a mess: the pita bread is in one layer, it’s not clear how the vegetables are heated, the pita bread is cold, the shawarma is half as big as before.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023

The best Turkish Restaurant in London! I have been coming here for years and the quality of meat, as well as the service has always been excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes the Turkish Cuisine, I can assure you that you...will fall in love with Best Mangal 1996!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 January 2023

Would I come again, hell no…..the food wasn’t that bad, it’s just not worth a visit or a recommendation, slightly below average food .

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 16 November 2022

I was passing so thought I would grab some take away food and thought it would be good and plentiful like a local one I have used a few times . I ordered a lamb shish, rice , salad and bread and was charged £13....I was surprised when I saw the small container he put into the bag which I guessed was the meat. When I got home I was horrified, the small container had a little rice which had 6 very small pieces of lamb , in my local you get 10 large pieces which these 6 would make up about 2 of them, mea twas tasteless and dry. The salad had a bit of green lettuce , no tomatoes, no onions only a sliver of red cabbage and a sliver of carrot, no dressing only a piece of lemon The bread was too thick and it was chewy, There were no wipes included. and for the money it was a huge rip off, it wasn't worth £5 never mind £13.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 12 September 2021

Visited twice for dinner during our week in London. Fantastic staff, friendly and accommodating. Sat in the seating area at the rear to dine in. Efes beer on draft was an added bonus. Visited the second time because the first was so good. Would recommend...this place that also caters for takeaways.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

What a place! I am a big fan of Turkish food and I've been to a lot of Turkish restaurants but this is by far and away the best I've been to. The food is great. It's tasty, simple and really well made . Just...how it should be. Too many places in London overcomplicate the food and lose the authenticity. Then there's the people. Every single person working there is lovely, welcoming, kind and just like they say themselves, you do feel like they've brought you into their home. It might not be an obvious first choice for eating out I'd you're visiting London but I would absolutely spend the extra time to get on the tube or the bus and have an amazing dinner anytime I come to London rather than be disappointed with an overpriced, much less heart felt attempt at Turkish cooking further in towards the centre of LondonMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 10 June 2020

I had grilled liver wrapped !!! I have to admit BESPOKE 👍 !! First of all RIGHT AMOUNT 👍 good quality 👍 very good value for money 👍 it is not easy to find restaurant like this , keel up like that guys . Right...cooking temperature , most wellknown restaurant could get it .. but here chef deserve all stars ,, WELL EXPERIENCED CHEF MAKE BIG DIFFERENCE ON TASTE 👍 i hope boss pay all chefs what they DeseRVe.. it is not easy to find gooD chef like thaTMore

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 25 March 2020

That’s one of our favourite local restaurant. Great to come in or get food for collection. Tasty food, quick service. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 2 January 2020 via mobile

it was the most horrible turkish food and the service we have received i have been a client for best mangal over 15 years but everything changed dramatically eventhough i know the owner and he is a friend of mine i paid over £200 and...left hungry non of the service staff asked that if we want dessert or tea or coffee i asked for sugar it never arrived to table same happened for the ice i asked i ve asked three times for bill to come to table ... with that miserable staff working over 1996 i guess you should give them step of service training i m very disappointed and wont come back for meal or even takeaway i might visit kahya because of burhan and his nature of hospitalityMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 20 August 2019

great little eater. I was here a few times and the food was always great and freshly made. I would recommnedn it

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 19 August 2019

A regular spot after the match at stamford bridge. the meat is cooked to perfection and its better than any other turkkish restaurant i have been to in sw london. The sides such as salad etc are bland and the starters just ok. The service...is erratic - the waiter took away my half eaten salad and when he bought the starters we had to look at them for 5 minutes whist he remembered to get us bread. Fine but the restaurant was empty. He then argued with the chef who was fed up with his lazy attitude.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 14 August 2019

It was a long first day in London after a long flight and we were tired and hungry. Best Mangal was steps away from the tube stop and sounded good. It was! We were early so getting a table was no problem. We ordered the...Turkish Tapas Platter for two that included samples of seven different appetizers. That was followed by a sharing platter for two that had seven samples of roasted meats as well as some delicious bulgur. We were supplied with sauces and ample bread. Considering the volume of food, we thought the prices were quite reasonable. The beer also helped our being tired!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 29 April 2019 via mobile

This was the closest Turkish restaurant to me so we decided to go there. The table cloth was a bit stained so was a bit unimpressed with that. We ordered a platter for 4. It was huge and delicious. The lacmacun was so expensive. You...have to pay for the starters (tzaziki, etc) which is free in other restaurants. The salad was boring. Expected to have some pomegranate sauce with it. Nope. I would have rather spent money on travel to Haringey in North London where the Turkish restaurants are so much better. Plus, the service is more personal and they’re so much friendlier. Would go again if I someone offered to pay for my meal.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 April 2019 via mobile

We visited the Best Mangal 2 on a Friday night and it was very busy so we were glad we had booked. There was quite a buzz in the place and it tended to be quite loud so be aware of that if it's a...problem for you, but we thought it just made for a good atmosphere. The lighting is quite bright and the decor is a little dated but it feels quite authentic for that. The star of the show is definitely the food, although the service was also very good. We had a selection of cold mezzes to start and then the sharing meat platter for the main course. The portions were really generous but the quality of the food was what stood out. The meat was all absolutely delicious, as well as everything else. We finished with a baklava and a mint tea, none of which disappointed and I can certainly recommend this for Turkish food lovers.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Yes, Best Mangal 1996 offers takeaway services.

Best Mangal 1996 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4