Skewd Kitchen is on a mission to reinvent traditional Turkish cuisine in a North London setting with a fresh edge, statement presentation and award-winning culinary prowess. Located on Cockfosters Road, the restaurant's design nods to its modernisation with chic lighting installations hanging from the ceiling, rich, blue velvet seating and artistic wall murals.
While the menu honours traditional Turkish flavours, it also highlights Mediterranean ingredients and cooking techniques, offering a hybrid selection of delicious dishes. Seasonal ingredients are at the heart of the concept, with chefs choosing much of the produce fresh from Billingsgate Market.
The menu is split into several sections which reference the origins of the produce, or how it's cooked. Within the soil section you'll find dishes such as roasted heritage beet salad with herb goat cheese, chicory, endive and candied walnuts, while the fire selection is signposted as being cooked over British woodland coal and includes lamb chops, chicken wings and mixed kebab with lamb, chicken, adana shish, lamb chop and lamb ribs.
Across the sea selection, you'll find a number of dishes including octopus with hand-cut chips, king prawns and even ocean kebab with salmon, monkfish, king prawns, octopus and braised fennel. If you're in the mood for mezze, you could also choose a mix of hot and cold smaller plates. We like the sound of mini lahmacun which is hand minced lamb with vegetables on a bed of mini oblong flat bread, pan-seared scallops or smashed eggplant - but there's much more where that came from!
Skewd is also proud of its cocktail menu which mixes classic cocktails with some house twists. For example, you can't go wrong with a Pornstar Martini, but the Disco Pisco offers the opportunity to try something a little different with pisco aba, nectarin liquor, citrus, cranberry juice and peach bitters.