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Istanbul Cafe & Bistro

Great Portland Street Station Great Portland Street | Tube Station Arcade, London W1W 5PP, England
+44 20 7580 9142
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
Great Portland Street Station Great Portland Street | Tube Station Arcade, London W1W 5PP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Shisha is fine, the Turkish coffee is better than normal. stuffs are friendly and I enjoy the environment. It is Middle East restaurant in the Center of the london.

Thank mohamad t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

here for good Turkish breakfast, then very good scrambled eggs and smoked salmon + toast. Outside tables, WC , good service and ambience. NB Nearby Public toilets closed - boo to Westminster City Council ! PS nice small cafe round the other side of the...More

Thank jamesalloverlondon
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Food is amazing and shisha is 👌🏽 seray is one of the best managers I have seen. Great with customers. #ourlocal #sundayregulars Millz

Thank Miloni P
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

A nice place tucked behind a busy street. Ambience was welcoming, food was good and tasty. The staff were very friendly and service was good. I especially enjoyed the baklava and Turkish tea. Thank you

Thank Ibtisam S
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I spent a very agreeable evening ,yesterday with some old friends. The Istanbul serves good Turkish food at sensible prices. Some lovely white wine from Anatolia was just right with the various excellent dishes. The place is quite unprepossessing but, despite its humble exterior and...More

Thank Harry L
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of food. The mixed mezes were great and the mixed grill was delicious. There are a few tables outside, which is great for enjoying good weather as well as good food. I look forward to going back soon!

Thank sasha_kg
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This used to be my favourite place in the area when I lived there. The staff are very friendly, and you feel like you are at home. The food is amazing! My favourite is Mixed Grill, and the meat is perfect! They also do Airan...More

Thank Manolo D
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I love Turkish food and was looking forward to dine at this place but it does not meet the standard. The Kebabs were cold and pink from the middle. I could not taste any flavour or herbs or spices. It was pieces of steak on...More

Thank UN11C0RN
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This place has a really nice and quiet atmosphere. I visit it often as it's close to work. However food is quite average, nothing fancy. If you are looking for a nice place to have some coffee and enjoy some Turkish food I recommend it....More

Thank Alexasthefy
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We had the cold in the hot Mezes. Very tasty and fresh food. We also had some fresh mint tea. Very comfortable if you're going to see a show at "229 the venue"

Thank Maya W
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conveniently located between the major retail
thoroughfares of Regent Street to the west and
Tottenham Court Road to the east, with a handful of
well connected Tube stations dotted around the area
for easy transport. This neighbourhood is a favorite
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Great Portland Street Station Great Portland Street | Tube Station Arcade, London W1W 5PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Fitzrovia
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzrovia
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7580 9142
Based just by Great Portland Street Tube and very close to Regents Park, Istanbul Cafe & Bistro has become one of the best kept secrets for Turkish cuisine in London's West End quarter. For many years now, we have been amazing customers with our range of homemade, authentic Mediterranean cuisine using traditional recipes. Whether you choose a genuine Turkish Breakfast, a two course set lunch, a selection of freshly prepared meze, fresh fish or something from the Grill; all our dishes will please you - great in taste, good value as well as exemplary service from our friendly, helpful staff.
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