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Istanbul Cafe & Bistro

Great Portland Street Station Great Portland Street | Tube Station Arcade, London W1W 5PP, England
+44 20 7580 9142
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
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Great Portland Street Station Great Portland Street | Tube Station Arcade, London W1W 5PP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lived in London for 2 weeks and ended up eating here 3 times. The people are nice, the food is great and the prices are surprisingly cheap. It's hard to find a good kebab place, but this certainly delivered. You could get a delicious, filling...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the northern end of Great Portland Street, there is an excellent Peyton & Byrne coffee shop with tasty cakes and pies but the hot breakfast offer is very limited. Likewise the Pret around the corner so thank heavens for Istanbul's hot bacon and egg...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were staying at the Melia White House on a room-only basis, so needed somewhere for breakfast and the Istanbul Cafe fitted the bill perfectly, being located in the same building as Great Portland Street underground station. The choice on the menu was very comprehensive,...More

Thank LabradorFan123
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This was a fortuitous find which we came across on our second day in London. Great breakfast, plentiful and tasty. Scrambled eggs were well cooked and set breakfasts were definitely great value and very filling. Ate dinner there too one evening, chicken kebabs were delicious....More

Thank Emt369
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, good service, and good prices. Fresh homemade eastern Mediterranean deliciousness. They also do hookah if that's your thing. Great place to sit down casually with friends or get takeout if staying nearby.

Thank Leocie
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This place is used by locals and regulars. The food is plentiful just not that good. Hummus was OK but lamb kebab was chewy. Service was good just missing slightly in terms of quality.

Thank BobStamford
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I came here with a friend for a weekday lunch. The service was friendly and efficient. The two-course offer is excellent value, and nibbles were provided while we were waiting for the food to arrive. We sat outside (there are tables both indoors and outdoors)...More

Thank Cicerone-Nick
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Just finished having a lovely breakfast sitting outside on a sunny sunday morning. Extensive breakfast choices including english and turkish options. A full english comes with chips. Friendly service, good solid choice.

Thank Linz J
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely, fresh food. Friendly service. Reasonably priced. Came across this place quite by chance but it didn't disappoint at all. We enjoyed the combination meze for two which was delicious and more than enough for us both.

Thank Caroline E
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here on a Sunday lunch time, 5 of us had the meze and 1 had a salad. What can I say... each dish was fresh and tasted amazing, we were almost full when the cooked meats arrived which again were cooked to perfection...More

Thank JayneShuff
This sophisticated and sociable slice of Central
London is a shopper’s paradise, offering the latest
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conveniently located between the major retail
thoroughfares of Regent Street to the west and
Tottenham Court Road to the east, with a handful of
well connected Tube stations dotted around the area
for easy transport. This neighbourhood is a favorite
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Great Portland Street Station Great Portland Street | Tube Station Arcade, London W1W 5PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Fitzrovia
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzrovia
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7580 9142
Based just by Great Portland Street Tube and very close to Regents Park, Istanbul Cafe & Bistro has become one of the best kept secrets for Turkish cuisine in London's West End quarter. For many years now, we have been amazing customers with our range of homemade, authentic Mediterranean cuisine using traditional recipes. Whether you choose a genuine Turkish Breakfast, a two course set lunch, a selection of freshly prepared meze, fresh fish or something from the Grill; all our dishes will please you - great in taste, good value as well as exemplary service from our friendly, helpful staff.
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