loti eats | ishtah

We are big fans of Turkish grub and ventured way up north to Finchley to try renovated Turkish restaurant Ishtah and it was definitely worth the trek! Formerly known as Izgara, it’s menu is pretty authentic with fresh and tasty dishes.

To start we kept it traditional with falafel, hummus, and halloumi, which came with a basket of fresh, warm bread and garlic yoghurt to dip. Following this was the Iskender – chicken prepared with yoghurt, bread and served in a rich tomato and butter sauce, and the Mantar Dolma – flat mushroom stuffed with spinach, halloumi, tomatoes, onions, mixed peppers topped with melted mozzarella. The winner for us had to be the dessert though – homemade baklava drizzled with honey and topped with ice cream, delish!

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If you happen to be in Finchley and in search for some decent turkish food, Ishtah is the one.

11 Hendon Lane, London N3 1RT