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“A la Turka” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of A La Turka

A La Turka
Ranked #7 of 361 Restaurants in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$19
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
whitstable, united kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A la Turka”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

The food was, on the whole very good, and good value. There are plenty of veggie choices, especially amongst the mezze. The dishes seemed to be freshly prepared and good-sized portions. I had Kisir which was nicely flavoured and tasty. Unfortunately my Vegetable Mousakka was, although a large portion and flavourful, very stodgy, so much so, I had to leave half of it. Salads were great.

The restaurant is quite narrow and the tables close together, some of our party of 8 felt quite cramped as we were seated near the window and door. It is clean and tidy, decorated nicely with music playing at a good level in the background.

Now I know what to expect, would I go again……….yes.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Felt like we were on holiday!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Katie S
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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ok food but not great service”
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Peter J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best Turkish Restaurant around Kent”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Martha M
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