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Durum Ocakbasi

#2,024 of 17,938 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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119 Ballards Lane, London N3 1LJ, England
+44 20 8346 8977
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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We have been visiting this Turkish restaurant for many years and frequently use it to entertain friends and family who are visiting us. We have never had a bad experience there and our guests have often requested that we return there. The menu has a wide choice of hot and cold starters (meze); we usually order one helping of the... More 

Thank MandVG
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and I was impressed by the quality and freshness of the food. Portions were so big we took away the left overs. Excellent value!!!

Thank littlesaturday
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I have not been here before but I was pleasantly surprised. The portions are big and the food is very tasty.

Thank Christine D
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I go here every Friday, the quality of food is outstanding. The staff are attentive and friendly. Great value. Excellent takeaway also. Highly recommended.

Thank 648daisy
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

It was our first time here and we enjoyed one of the best meals out we've had in a good while. The marinated lamb kebab (Cop Sis) is fantastic. The numerous waiters on hand were all keen to please. We came early on a Saturday evening and by the time we left the place was heaving. Clearly a very popular... More 

1 Thank Marty53
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

So this is fairly simple: great marinated grilled meat, with salads, rice and bread. It's excellent, fairly inexpensive and they have alcohol! Very recommended if you like meat

1 Thank veryrespectable
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Why a favourite? - the salad is always really fresh and crisp, miles away from the limp lettuce leaf variety! The meat is beautifully prepared and cooked. I usually have a kebab but my husband often has a couple of starters instead of a main, and over the years we've tried many things from the menu - can't think we've... More 

1 Thank Susanna D
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

I have been eating at Durum for over 10 years and I love it. The food is real, tasty and fresh. The atmosphere is lively and fun and it's fantastic value for money. If you like grilled meat, fresh bread and delicious salad, you can't go wrong. There are no 'off' days at Durum.

1 Thank auntflow
London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

A friend and I popped in to the Durum a few weeks ago, on a wet and miserable Sunday. Once inside, however, we were greatly cheered by the friendly reception and excellent food. We had a selection of starters instead of a main course and we then brought a couple of complementary dishes as well. We finished off with Turkish... More 

1 Thank Q3482NFdianab
Swansea, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

This is on the corner opposite Golders Green tube station. This large restaurant also has a takeaway counter. I went here for lunch. The service was friendly and very efficient. It runs like clockwork. The food was served very quickly. There are the usual grills and kebabs with many vegetarian choices. I had French beans and a rice vegetable dish.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Ballards Lane, London N3 1LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8346 8977

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?