Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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.


Blogger Penny said...

Belated Happy Birthday Julie. have been away at a textile forum, home for 3 days and now our first day in Queensland on what I hope is goin to be a relaxed holiday. Need it but the start not terribly good, cancelled connection so waiting in airport for hours, still we are here now.

4/14/2010 11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I envy you

A Turkish restaurant opened on Lamma a couple of months ago and it serves chicken and chips. No pitta bread, no hoummous, no tzaztiki, - in short nothing edible and it smells like Mc Donalds.


4/15/2010 11:51 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thank you Penny, I hope you have a lovely holiday.
Doesn't sound very Turkish to me Rachel, and it's not as though those ingredients are difficult to come by.

4/21/2010 7:37 PM  

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