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Turknaz Restaurant

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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Turknaz Restaurant is situated on the seafront of Whitley Bay. We are a modern sophisticated restaurant that serves authentic turkish food combined with beautiful wines and cocktails. We have won Best Kebab Restaurant Regional consecutively in 2018 & 2019.
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Healthy, Middle Eastern
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful meal in a lovely setting. All the food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was excellent with all staff being very pleasant and attentive. We were initially seated at a table in the middle of the restaurant, however, within minutes we were approached...by a waiter who offered us a table by the window with sea views, which we accepted. The service and attention from all the staff, particularly Sherriff, was exceptional. We were celebrating a 21st birthday and were hoping for a special meal befitting of the occasion. We weren't disappointed. The food, the setting, the ambience and the service were all excellent. This was our first visit but it won't be our last!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Absolutely love this place. If I come on business or with the family they always cater to all of our needs. We had a table of 15 once and not one thing wrong! Spot on this place

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and the food is so nice and tasty. The staff are so helpful and friendly, especially our servers Ömer and Sheriff! They really made the experience as we were celebrating two birthdays, and the staff all sung and brought over a round of...shots! I’ve been here a few times and never had a bad experience! Definitely recommend :)More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A couple of my friends who still live in Brussels and who I know from my Belgian Expat days were visiting the area, so we met up and I decided to take them to the Turknaz Restaurant as I wasn’t too thrilled at the prospect...of just taking them out locally for fish and chips or a burger. We arrived as I suggested early evening and it was already pretty busy inside, thankfully I got us a table for three without having made a reservation in a good little spot over by the main bar, we were lucky as within the next fifteen minutes more people in groups arrived. Without wasting any time I immediately ordered in a bottle of Bollinger, ok, at £70 a pop perhaps a tad pricey, but I’ve seen it sold for more at other restaurants. I ordered in a Mixed Hot Platter for One as my starter, it was really good but I should have upgraded it for the Hot Platter for Two, and I picked the Turknaz Special Mixed grill for my main course, this was absolutely delicious but I could have easily ate double the portion served, my take on it, the food is excellent but there’s not really enough on the plates for any big eaters like myself out there. My friends had the Baked Sea Scollops and the Humus starters, with the Guvec Lamb Shish and Barbecue Lamb Shish main courses, which I have on good authority were truly amazing, they were happy with the portions too. All food came within good time, we were that busy chatting on it appeared to arrive quicker than if probably was, was beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. The venue itself, pleasant enough and it hadn’t noticeable changed all that much since my previous visit when I’d last reviewed it back in January 2017, clean, tidy and comfortable. The background music fine until later on towards closing time as the volume level crept up but still not as loud as I remembered. The service second to none, our waiter was very attentive and polite if not a little nervous and cautious especially when opening up the bottles of champagne but a pleasant smiley little chap regardless. We had a lovely evening of great food, drink, conversation and location, so I’m happy to recommend the Turknaz Restaurant in Whitley Bay, I’ve promised myself I’ll not leave it so long again between visits.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bottomless brunch was amazing, food was delicious! Our waiter Omer was very attentive and had a great sense of humour. We had cocktails afterwards which were also fab. Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful! I’ve had Turkish before but my partner hasn’t so this was that perfect place to take him! He absolutely loved it and Omar was very helpful and friendly.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding food we had today after a long time, starting from mezze to the dessert (apple crumble).i love the dessert with custard. Thank you for the service, will be back soon 💯

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the second we walked through the door until we left we were very well looked after by the staff and management . The food is absolutely sensational from the starters to the dessert. For sure we will be back soon

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we were asked to order, the waiter kept asking if we wanted anything extra - we didn't - but decided to have some bread before the meal. My bread roll had a hair in it which then put me off the rest of the...meal. I didn't complain at the time as my husband thought it would be a bad idea. The main was nice, very tasty but I struggled to eat it as kept thinking about the big black hair in my bread. Also, think it was way over priced.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such an enjoyable evening at this authentic and beautifully situated restaurant. The food quality is amazing and I love the Turkish wine. Portions are generous and yet made with love and attention to details. I particuarly enjoy the cold and hot mezzo too....Oemer and Sherif and his team are super friendly, attentive and added to the experience too.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time at Turknaz but it definitely wont be the last. Food is divine & Omer was a brilliant host! 10/10 for me!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant some years ago before the extension and the food was lovely, (we may have even written a review). Turknaz has now expanded both up and downstairs creating a light and airy dining experience, with seating that enables privacy. The food is...pleasing to the eye when presented, piping hot and delightful to taste. It was good to see a large drinks menu, which also included a non alcoholic lager. Omer was an attentive and welcoming host where nothing was too much trouble. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable meal.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another fabulous evening at Turknaz. The food was gorgeous…Ali Nazik Chicken, Mixed Grill, Lamb Guvec and Chicken Shish…all beautifully cooked. As ever, the service provided by Anthony, Ömer and the team was outstanding. Absolutely LOVE this restaurant! Just when you think they can’t get any...better, they do. Well done and thank you Team Turknaz xxMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our booking was last minute, but the staff still accommodated us. They offered us a table which was not greatly located, but as soon as other tables were available, they moved us there. We ended us sitting in the best spot in the restaurant by...the window with the view of the sea. The staff are really friendly. They check up on you to ensure you've been served properly. Amongst all, Omer was very welcoming and made sure we were having a great time. He moved us to the best table in the room and served us food and drinks. Thank you very much, Omer, for making us feel special.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Husband and I came here for lunch for our 15th wedding anniversary. The food was amazing! Incredible lunchtime menu, big portions, great price and food cooked to perfection. Service from Ömer was amazing, lovely guy, great service and lovely anniversary treat. Thanks so much, will...definitely be back very soon. XxxMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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I don't think so but I am sure they would be delighted if you called to ask.
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No but there is parking in the street and along the sea front
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Turknaz Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5