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“Great Turkish food”
Review of Ishtar

Ishtar
Ranked #257 of 25,047 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$33 - US$46
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Marylebone
Description: Marylebone is one stylish neighbourhood and Turkish/Mediterranean restaurant Ishtar is up to the challenge. The decor is smart and modern, with dining on two levels, including under cellar arches, very cosy. The menu includes all the things you love in Middle Eastern cooking, but updated. Try starter of grilled king prawns with garlic and parsley sauce, main course of grilled fillet of lamb with pastirma. Turkish coffee and wines are an absolute requirement.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

I hope Ishtar is generally busier than on our visit. It deserves to be.
Decor is relaxing and service is excellent but the food is the standout reason to come here. We had falafel, humus with pastrami and chicken livers to start. All delicious. The perfectly cooked livers came with a deliciously citrussy side salad. Outstanding. Mains of poached lamb with apricots pears and couscous and a mixed grill also outstanding.
Enjoy!

Thank johngregfletch
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Had dinner for two on a cold Bank Holiday Monday, the restaurant was quiet, but very welcoming. Not just the standard Turkish/Middle Eastern fare. They had some original versions of standards, e.g. cream cheese borek like Chinese spring rolls with a spicy tomato sauce, and more unusual dishes, eg little smoked salmon and asparagus parcels. Our mains were also unusual, a stuffed. chicken breast with chestnut sauce, and vegetarian pancakes. Prices reasonable, 76 GBP including a bottle of Turkish red wine, and 12.5% for the gratuity, which is OK but worth knowing in advance.

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Thank Sol013
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Went here on a very snowy night. Arrived cold and windswept - to a warm welcome, delicious food, excellent service and very moreish wine (maybe a little too moreish!)
I had marinated lamb with rice and salad - very tasty. Himself had the poached lamb and loved it. Followed up with a delicious baklava and coffee. A very enjoyable night - highly recommended.

Thank Beth K
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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Just superb!
Great food and service!
Not expensive either.

Try the house white...delicious and complements the food beautifully!

Thank Agustakid
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Ishtar remains one of the top restaurants in Marylebone to those in the know. Pricing is reasonable and portions generous.
Service is always friendly and gregarious without being irritating. The waiters seem to know exactly what kind of vibe your evening entails, and are able to support and respond to it. The atmosphere is relaxed - no excessively loud music or kitchen.
The food is spectacular, with fantastic ingredients and flavours; all presented carefully. Everything is thought through and carefully selected - from the bread to the cocktails to the sauces.

Thank Peter C
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