Mezze Ocakbasi

International, Turkish·
Bronze Award
London, IG8 0XA ·Website·Call020 8505 4312

SquareMeal Review of Mezze Ocakbasi

Bronze Award

Very much the go-to for mezze and kebabs in South Woodford, this “brilliant Turkish” is reckoned to be “simply the best” in the neighbourhood. A long bar and open grill at the front give way to a narrow, tunnel-like dining room with clothed tables, wooden floors and dangling lightbulbs strung across the curved ceiling, while images of movie queens and rock stars look down as punters work their way through the extensive menu. The mezze side of things runs from hummus, cacik, tabbouleh and yaprak sarma (stuffed vine leaves) to grilled halloumi, falafel, boregi pastries and spicy chicken livers, while mains see authentic Turkish grills alongside richly sauced steaks and Mediterranean specials including slow-cooked kleftiko, moussaka and penne with salmon in a creamy sauce. Desserts are also something of a mixed bag, moving from sticky baklava to tiramisu and profiteroles. Great-value lunches and decent cocktails too. 

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Average Price
££££ - Under £30
International, Turkish
Food Hygiene Rating


2 Johnston Road, Woodford Green, Greater London, IG8 0XA, London, IG8 0XA

020 8505 4312 020 8505 4312


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12N-10.30pm


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1 Review 

julie F

04 November 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Always the best

Always excellent food. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Not made to feel rushed.

Highly recommended

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