Mediterranean, Turkish·

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££££ - Under £30
Mediterranean, Turkish
Special Features
Wheelchair access
Child friendly, Group dining [8+]
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About Hisar

Located in the heart of shopping area Lordship Lane, Hisar Restaurant is a unique and welcome addition to the restaurant scene in this corner of East Dulwich. Hisar Restaurant offers the most delicious Turkish Mediterranean cuisine with carefully chosen fresh marinated meats, chicken, fish and vegetables skewered and grilled over hot charcoals by the experienced chefs, an extensive homemade mezze selection, the best Turkish wine selection and traditional desserts in a family friendly environment. We hope to welcome you soon for a lovely dining experience.


51 Lordship Lane, Dulwich, London, SE22 8EP

020 8299 2948


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 4pm-12M


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2 Reviews 

Greg W

14 February 2018  
Food & Drink 2
Service 1.5
Atmosphere 1.5
Value 1.5
Fatty lamb, poor service
My wife and I both both had lamb shish, which was so fatty we had to request sharper knives. The waitress never thought to ask why we wanted different knives. Accompanying the lamb was a pile of tasteless salad. I identified grated carrot and grated cabbage, but couldn't tell what else was on the plate. I didn't eat much, as it was tasteless. The chips I ordered were dry and had no colour. I suspect they had been sitting around the kitchen for ages. My wife's mashed potato was bland, as was the yogurt she ordered. I complained to a waiter about the lamb. He said he was sorry and said he would tell the chef. He never came back to the table and there was no sign of an apologetic chef. I complained to a second waiter. Again, he said he was sorry. But that was it. Clearly no one was bothered that we had just spent £27.90 for two lamb shish dishes that we couldn't eat. I also should point out that the gents' toilet was not very clean, never a good sign in a restaurant. I didn't leave a tip. I won't be returning to Hisar Meze again.

Helen L

19 March 2015  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 4.5
Abrakebabra! Holiday magic.
A first-world problem if ever there was one, but it’s easy to suffer gastropub fatigue in East Dulwich. There’s so much top-notch modern British cooking (at top-notch prices, no less) that something a bit less ‘swanky’ is often needed. This is where the delightful Hisar comes into its own. Service is ridiculously warm and cordial, with an army of regular staff bringing an even more homely feel to the surroundings. Dazzling Moroccan lamps, an unexpected 'faux-cave' interior and a host of exotic painted vistas give it a distinctive ‘70s holiday feel, but I love it all the more for that. Perhaps I’m biased because I’m a regular. It’s hard to tear myself away from the scoff-worthy moussaka each time, even though the dish is rarely the same; it may arrive with the billed wheat rice, or a jumbo salad perhaps, or even chips (which are so unnecessary, given moussaka is the densest dish known to man and womankind). But I’ve had a bash at the Iskender (the Middle Eastern equivalent of lasagne, featuring buttered layers of pitta, spiced meat and yoghurt - so wrong, yet so right) and chicken shish (very nice indeed). The mezze starters are good, too. Arguably, it's a bit naff; given the decor, and side salads containing the likes of raw pepper and downright irritating frisse. But anyone expecting micro greens or purple sprouting what-not can jog on to the posh ‘establishments’ further down Lordship Lane, where they’ll find pea shoots and fennel fronds in abundance. Hisar is a firm family favourite, and you’ll struggle to spend over £45 between two here (including starters and booze). Efes is the house beer, and the Turkish red (£16 a bottle) is surprisingly quaffable. Both provide vivid opportunities for retro holiday reminiscence, without the threat of a, sunburn or b, ham, egg and chips on the menu.
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