Turkish café – Green Lanes
To celebrate my birthday my husband took me out for a meal near where we used to live in North London. Green Lanes is a street full of Greek, Turkish and, more recently, Kurdish shops, butchers, bakers and restaurants. You don't go to the cafés in Green Lanes for the decor (our one had synthetic wood panelling, lurid paintings, dismal lighting and an enormous water feature trickling and glowing greenly at one end). But in any of the numerous cafés and restaurants on this road you can get an enormous meal of delicious freshly prepared food for pretty much the price of a McDonalds meal. So we happily tucked into lahmacun, meze, salad and aubergine and lamb kebabs. Robin even managed to squeeze in some pudding while I sketched the couple at the next table and we drank our Turkish coffee. A great evening.