After starting life as a pop-up back in 2018, Hungarian restaurant and wine bar Turul Project is opening a perm spot in Turnpike Lane, inside an Art Deco building that was originally attached to the tube station. Founded by István Ruska, Turul Project is all about showcasing quality produce and contemporary versions of traditional dishes from Hungary. The front part of the space – a deli stocked with Hungarian delicacies and a wine bar – will open first in May, with the wine bar pouring a range of Hungarian wines, many of which have not been available in the UK before, served alongside bar snacks, charcuterie and cheese boards.
The restaurant part of Turul Project will follow in June, headed up by Levente Koppány (who’s worked at big restaurants in Budapest as well as at Salt House and Pied a Terre in London). His menu features dishes like fermented cucumber veloute with smoked trout, dill cream & caviar; monkfish paprikas with pasta, curd cheese & sour cream; hare with bread dumpling Vadas style & carrots; and walnut dumpling with vanilla & caramel ice cream. If that’s making you hungry for Hungarian food, get yourself down to Turnpike Lane.
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Opens Mon 17th May 2021
1 Turnpike Parade, Green Lanes, London, N15 3LA