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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“turkish coffee” (13 reviews)
“baklava” (8 reviews)
“moussaka” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
Great Portland Street Station Great Portland Street | Tube Station Arcade, London W1W 5PP, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I stayed in a nearby youth hostel about a year ago and passed this place every day, but never quite made it inside. Returning to London again, I made it my first port of call for dinner on the day I arrived in London. It...More

Thank IronCast
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great by chance encounter! I was starving, had looked at a dozen restaurants, most dishes 10 pounds and over. I wanted something really comforting and warm. Walked in, because I saw VEGETARIAN outside and was curious. They have the best VEGETARIAN BURGER!...More

Thank wunderlust108
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was staying in a nearby hotel and decided to try here for dinner. So glad that we did. The food is great, the atmosphere is welcoming and the staff friendly and efficient. Will be coming back again the next time I'm in the area.

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last Saturday, my phone was stolen by two men on a scooter just outside this restaurant. The staff came out to help when they heard me scream, they brought me inside and helped me calm down, let me make calls and offered refreshments, declining when...More

Thank Chickpea85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sudden hunger overcame my plan to eat Pret a Manger sandwiches so headed for this café/bistro adjacent to Great Portland Street tube station. The fixed price lunch was just £9,90 for 2 courses so my expectation was not high. However the lentil soup was hot,...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

This little place hidden behind the Great Portland Street underground station was a pleasant surprise We ate inside but they have outside tables too Service was fast friendly and excellent The menu was varied and tasty It's not a place for intimate conversations but very...More

Thank JCDown
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We had our first meal in London here, after a long flight from the US. The restaurant was near our hotel, and of course our rooms weren't ready. We had an excellent full English breakfast. I ordered the smoked salmon with scrambled eggs, and I...More

Thank AKTally
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I had amazing time staff r wonderful friendly and excellent service food amazing and very reasonable prices I advice ppl to give it a try

Thank Nana A
Reviewed 2 October 2017

It's above Grt Portland St tube station. Very friendly service. Good fry up selections which is what I had. Nice for £7. The room is nicely laid out with plenty of natural light. Recommend it for a fry up. I will come back and try...More

Thank AndrewH-in-London
Reviewed 8 September 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Meals
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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