Anatolia Cuisine

Turkish meze and grilled meats

One of the joys of Turkish cuisine is that it is delicious for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. You could just indulge in the meze alone: and Anatolia’s range includes some insider treats that you don’t always find in ‘mediterranean’ restaurants in the UK. These include  sarma borek (crisp fried parcels of filo pastry with spinach and cheese inside) icli kofte  (mini torpedoes of bulgur wheat mixed with walnuts) – and the wonderfully named Imam bayaldi – a melting mix of slow baked aubergine and vegetable so delicious that ‘the imam fainted’ when he first tasted it.

Mains include a similar range of ‘real’ Turkish choices, including the Iskender kebab, grilled lamb on a bed of pitta with yoghurt and butter poured on the top. There’s a smaller section of vegetarian mains – but you could just order more meze.

Anatolia offers a number of sharing platters, including a family plate. They also stock Cankaya white wine from the Ankara-based Kavaklidere winery – the oldest in Turkey.

Anatolia also does takeaway food, collection only.

Saint James's Street 51
Brighton BN2 1QG The City of Brighton and Hove GB
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