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A La Turka

61 Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JG, England
+44 1227 370707
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (41 reviews)
“hot meze” (9 reviews)
“flat bread” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
61 Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JG, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked to go here as when we passed last time it was rammed packed. Anyway we started with feta cheese & olives which comes with a free salad & bread & all was pretty tasty & plenty of it, then we had chicken Shish...More

Thank janwillow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A La Turka is possibly the best place to eat in the evenings in Herne Bay. It is stylish with a great terraced area cordoned off in the continental way. The food is good too, though not the cheapest. A great place for group bookings...More

Thank Dee C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good here no doubt & the place is always packed. Recently though I’ve found it’s quite expensive for what it is & if you’re outside the customer service somewhat lacks with lots of having to ask where drinks are. It is really...More

Thank amandamonkey
Reviewed October 11, 2018

On a rare day out, we went for an early lunch to A La Turka. What a lovely experience. Shaban, the server was perfect; there when we needed him. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was charming. Thank you. M

Thank Malissa T
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This is good looking restaurant in a prime site with an exiting menu. I am nor sure if it was just a bad night but our food was really unbalanced , the mild tastes were burning and they even replaced one service as it was...More

Thank Happychap103
AlaTurka_Restaurant, Public Relations Manager at A La Turka, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

Apologies for your experience. Your feedback is really important to us. Our food is praised by our customers judging by the high amount of positive reviews. We will look into it and promise you we will take the appropriate measures.

Reviewed October 3, 2018

Had to book well in advance, it soon became apparent why, fantastic experience great staff and a wonderful Turkish meal, highly recommended

Thank Whamond
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Another lovely meal in a fab restaurant. Staff are friendly, service is good and food is gorgeous. My Mum and my Son who has special needs really enjoyed their meals. Will definitely be returning.

Thank Tina C
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

With a window seat, watching the sun set over the Isle of Shelly whilst eating a great selection of Turkish food. A La Turka is a great place to eat with friendly helpful staff. The menus is varied, caters for carnivores and vegetarians and if...More

Thank Jon L
AlaTurka_Restaurant, Public Relations Manager at A La Turka, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thank you Jon! We appreciate your feedback! we will soon put together a vegan menu for the sake of simplicity!

Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Herne Bay were crying out for a decent Turkish eatery , this place opened a few years ago , and it still has great food to offer . Cannot fault it at all , has to be one of the top restuarants in Herne Bay...More

Thank Mick D
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved our wedding anniversary meal here! The food was incredible, the waitress Molly was extremely attentive to us all night and it was very warm and welcoming... we will be coming back! Thank you

Thank Jaqui S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Central Parade, Herne Bay CT6 5JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Herne Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 370707
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Welcome to A La Turka! At A la Turka we serve dishes originating from Gaziantep, a city and settlement in Turkey's South Eastern region. Being on the silk route, the region has a huge diversity and fusion of cultures. It's cuisine from all over the world give the region the name 'Food paradise'. At A la Turka we are proud to be the only restaurants in Kent representing this regions authentic cuisine. Giving the best possible service to our customers is very important to us and we are pleased to welcome people of all cultures to introduce and share the flavours of Turkey. Sourcing of the produce Source of Herbs and Meze Lamb meat : We locally source our lamb from butchers who work with farmers based in Kent and Sussex. We personally visit the farms and see how the lamb is fed and reared ensuring it's fed on grass and required amount of salt for the lamb's wellbeing, and allowed to graze and roam around. Fish : Our fish comes from a Faversham fisherman where we source quality fresh salmon, sea bass, sea bream, prawns, mussels and white bait. Chicken : We source our chickens locally from the above butchers paying particular attention to buying young poultry to ensure that the meat is succulent and tender when cooked. Vegetables : The owner personally makes twice weekly trips to London markets to source our vegetables for the three restaurants. Being Turkish means passionately caring about the quality and freshness of the vegetables we prepare and serve. For example we use different types of tomatoes for different dishes; so tomatoes for our salads need to be neither too ripe nor too hard whereas for our soups dishes they need to be softer and well ripened to add maximum flavour to the sauce. We will not source vegetables that we will not serve at home. Herbs, Spices and Sauces : We source our herbs and spices from the owner's home city in Turkey, Gaziantep where it's picked when ready and dried under the sun. The region is famous for its herbs and spices due to it's geography allowing for ideal drying conditions where the sun locks in the flavours. Our sauces are all homemade with the exception of the pomegranate molasses used on our salads which are sourced from Mersin in Turkey. Our search for flavour and quality means our olives and olive oil are Italian as we believe this is the best for our restaurants. Desserts : We have a number of delicious homemade Turkish desserts to try on our menu including baklava baked in our kitchens. You will have heard about baklava and my hometown of Gaziantep is where it was originally created and trademarked. It takes many years to become a pastry chef and trained in making baklava which requires 40 layers of filo pastry. The pastry must be so thin the masters used to test the chefs by checking to see if they can read a newspaper through each sheet. Only once they reached this level of thinness will the trainees be allowed to make baklava. The pistachios served in this homemade dish are again sourced from Gaziantep where it's grown and must be brought together with the best butter to add the flavour. We look forward serving you !
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