We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Authentically Turkish” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Saray Mangal

Saray Mangal
Ranked #53 of 1,127 Restaurants in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish, Middle Eastern
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Authentically Turkish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

I have never visited a Turkish restaurant (unless you count kebab!) but was pleasantly surprised. The dishes seemed authentic, nicely spiced and were fresh. The kitchen is open so you can see the chefs preparing the food, and there is plenty of fresh food on display. There is not an enormous choice of dishes, although that's not always a bad thing as the dishes they had were very good! The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, with nice decor although it was quite busy when we went (Friday night) so maybe not a first date location. Tucked off of London Road, so not immediately visible but still central and close to bars and town. Good value as well, was pleasantly surprised by bill! Worth a visit.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank shereenchenia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

229 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    146
    60
    12
    4
    7
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great food, honest price!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

I went there wih friends yesterday night after many friends recommended it to him and it respected my expectancies! Both starters/meze and the main dishes were really well cooked and tasty, with meat and vegetables that you can see in a butcher-like stand at the entrance of the restaurant. Even the kitchen is visible by customers so the quality of the raw material is guaranteed by your own eyes! The prices are quite cheap, we payed about £10 pounds each and didn't went away starving, totally the opposite! One of the best restaurants tried so far in Leicester, definitely recommended and going back again!

Helpful?
Thank MargheZippata
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good food great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

We visited the place last Friday night .We had read the reviews basis which we decided to go.The place was quite crowded and it was good that we had booked a table beforehand.We were promptly given a table on arrival.The place is a bit cramped up though.We were served bread while we were waiting for our food.The food was delicious ,the portions good.The staff very welcoming and friendly.They even served complimentary Turkish tea at the end.The price is very reasonable as well.Only thing is that you need to carry cash as they don't accept cards.But we had a very enjoyable meal and would definitely revisit the place.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Shreerupa B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Milton Keynes
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great value independent restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

Chose this place for a family lunch with our two children to celebrate my wife's birthday because we saw it on trip advisor. It lived up to every expectation, we parked right outside, go a warm welcome from, we assume, the owner as we arrived, and were treated to an excellent value family platter for £24 including drinks. It was superb, no shortage of food, and all very tasty and good quality. The children loved it too. Highly recommended place for Turkish food, it deserves to be a great success.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Dave-Adi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A great Turkish meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014

A great restaurant with a buzzing atmosphere. The food is delicious and the portions are large. Prices are very reasonable and there are no hidden charges. The staff and manager are very friendly, cheerful and accommodating. No alcohol served but a selection of soft drinks, fresh orange juice and Turkish coffee. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Wendy S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Saray Mangal also viewed

 
Leicester, Leicestershire
Leicester, Leicestershire
 

Been to Saray Mangal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing