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“Felt like we were on holiday!”
Review of A La Turka

A La Turka
Ranked #21 of 377 Restaurants in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$20
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

I knew this restaurant had newly opened and wanted to give it a try. I knew it had a garden so we picked a lovely warm evening to give it a go, and it was lovely. The courtyard garden is tucked quietly away at the back of the restaurant and it felt as though we were suddenly on holiday!
The service was good and the food came really quickly. We were the only ones in the garden and I was worried we might get forgotten about, but this definitely wasn't the case. The cold meze was an ample starter for the two of us, and good value, and the other hot starter that we shared was delicious. When the main course came we realised we probably didn't need the extra portion of chips we had ordered - the portions were very generous and we got more bread to go with the main courses and a lovely big salad to share between us. The food was all delicious and we can't wait to go back to try more. Very impressed!

Thank Katie S
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

We ate here recently for dinner and the food was all okay, it was neither flavorful or bland. The food wasn't the issue really, the issue was the poor service. There was this front of house lady who hovered by the door and greeted people who seemed to look over your shoulder the whole time and when she took our orders she spoke to the other waiting staff and seemed totally disinterested - which was reflected in the food when it came as the order was wrong! If service improves this could be a good restaurant.

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4  Thank Peter J
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Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

Living in Canterbury more than 10 years, and there was a lack of proper authentic Turkish food, A la Turka serves the best mezze, kebabs and great ambience for good prices..Loved it! %100 satisfied.

5  Thank Gurtac Y
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Visiting Canterbury for the weekend we were so impressed with this place and very surprised that they had only been open for 3 months as everything - the kitchen (which our table overlooked) and the restaurant itself - ran very smoothly. The food was extremely tasty and fresh and the vegetarian kebab I had was absolutely gorgeous. So good to have a dining venue in which the vegetarian options are not playing second fiddle to the meat ones. Mind you my partner commented that his minced lamb kebab was excellent too. Service was friendly and efficient and if we lived closer I have no doubt this would become a very regular haunt.

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Thank Martha M
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We came here on a Sunday lunch with 2 adults and a 2 year old. I suspect the atmosphere would be a lot better in the evening, as we were the only ones in the restaurant. Despite that the staff were friendly, the food was great and the price was very reasonable. We had mixed hot starters, a lamb main (house speciality) and additional hummus. We also had a glass of wine and one coke. In total 32 pounds. All the starters were lovely, the main was fantastic and the flat breads were out of this world. A new addition to the area but a welcome one.

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Thank Iainnixon
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