Situated on Great Portland Street, Kibele is an all-day dining Turkish restaurant open seven days a week, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The cuisine revolves around classic Turkish fare with a distinctive modern twist and a strong focus on high quality seasonal ingredients, drawing inspiration from Turkey's diverse regions. Inside, the unique interiors are striking with purple lighting, fabric walls and yellow velvet booths creating a lively atmosphere. Centre-stage is a performance area where live entertainment takes place throughout the week, so if you fancy dinner and a show this is a great option.
The menu features plenty of popular Mediterranean favourites and is designed to be shared. Start off with dolma, manti dumplings or panko calamari, or take the stress out of ordering and opt for the assortment of mezze. Familiar dishes such as chicken and lamb shish feature in the mains section, with plenty more authentic fish, meat and vegetarian options. If you’d like to try a combination of different mains, there is a sharing platter available comprising two different grilled meats served with bulgar, rice and a garden salad. Large groups might take advantage of the set menu which offers hot and cold sharing starters, a choice of Kibele’s most popular main dishes, and a traditional dessert of baklava.
To complement your meal there is an extensive wine list including over 50 wines from around the world with plenty available by the glass. Or, if you prefer, there is a good cocktail list full of classic and signature drinks like the Figaro, an enticing concoction of Grey Goose, Amaretto, figs, lime and simple syrup.
Be sure to keep an eye out for a range of entertainment and events on offer, from live music and belly dancing during dinner, to beats in the downstairs lounge for post-dinner dancing and drinks.