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“Great atmosphere. Great service. Great food.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of AkDeniz - CLOSED

AkDeniz
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Great atmosphere. Great service. Great food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

We were booked for a party of 3 on a Friday evening and this was our first visit to AkDeniz. The restaurant has a lovely welcoming interior, a strong Mediterranean vibe to it, it definitely gave you that "on holiday" feeling especially with the delicious aromas stimulating your appetite.

2 members of our party opted for the set meal (3 courses), which is £20 per person (minimum of 2 people), the other member opted for mussels in a creamy tomato sauce to start and pirzola, which are lamb cutlets, for the main.

The set meal included mezze for starter which came with a multitude of colourful bowls of dips and sauces, and also a selection of chorizo, calamari, haloumi, salad and a chorizo and prawn dish cooked in a chilli sauce. There was plenty to go around and all the dishes gave you an amazing variety of flavour. The mussels were small but tasted wonderful, the sauce they came in was absolutely amazing, a basket of bread is provided to every table and we all really enjoyed sampling the dips and sauces, a perfect Mediterranean starter.

For the mains the set meal provided a fantastic mixed grill as well as other dishes such as paella, moussaka, stifadho (chunks of beef in a sauce)and a chicken dish that we missed the name of but was delicious, in fact it was all delicious. The meat was wonderfully seasoned and cooked perfect, the beef literally melted in our mouths. a 2 person set meal would have fed 3 of us but we also had the lamb cutlets which were as good as any of us had ever tasted. Perfect for ditching the cutlery and picking up by the bone to eat!

Needless to say our bellies were satisfyingly full at this point, however the set meal also comes with baklava and ice cream, which is a sweet pastry for those who have never tried it. This was in line with the rest of the meal, lip smackingly beautiful and could not be wasted, no matter how stuffed we were feeling! We also ordered a liquer coffee which was lovely too.

The service we received throughout the night was top rate, and you would expect a similar level of service to restaurants that are much more expensive. The staff were friendly and courteous and added to the wonderful dining experience.

This restaurant may not appeal to those who like quiet restaurants as the atmosphere is, although relaxed, vibrant and lively. After our main course there was a belly dancer who also got any willing diners up to dance, which for us, added to the holiday feel of the whole experience.

Overall the value for money, especially the set meal, is excellent. Quality food is worth paying for and for £80 for the final bill (including a bottle of wine) we feel we got a bargain for the excellent food.

If you like a fun vibrant atmosphere with your food, and want a real taste of the Med, we highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Bev C
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English first
Doncaster
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Great night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Went last night for our sons birthday we all had an excellent meal and night out great value for money and good service will be visiting again

  • Visited April 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
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1 Thank videostar
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Armthorpe
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“good night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

We booked in for a table of 15 on a Friday night, when we were given the menus everything looked good on the menu again. Only thing what let it down I asked for a kids menu, all what they said was this we do as kids and just pointed to some meals. Its abit hard to take it all in when kids are talking aswell. Would be a good idea to have a kids menu make them feel welcome. The food was great like normal the belly dancer was great.

  • Visited March 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Thredders
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Joseph and his amazing restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

The most amazing food, with service second to none. Joseph should be proud of having the best restaurant in Doncaster!

  • Visited March 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
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Thank Sarah W
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Brilliant yet again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

Its been a few months since we visited last but the food, hospitality and ambiance was as good as ever.This is a 'must visit' restsurant and if youve never been before the set menu is the one to go for

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Thank GaynorAlan
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