Hisar Turkish Restaurant – London East Dulwich

Must get blogging! Loads of posts to catch up with. Lots to share. ¬_¬”” 
This took place around the beginning of February. I completely forgot about this, but I was practically forced to go (basically Mrs Hen and colleagues wanted me to take pictures but wouldn’t say it’s because of that…) I tried to get out of going but they wouldn’t let me go!! ¬_¬”” The whole event was for 2 leaving parties and one 60th Birthday party. 
It’s going to be a fairly short post…
Ordered Mrs Hen a beer… I guess she needed it.

I was trying to be healthy so ordered a mock mojito. Why not?!

Starters came out first, and you often have to remind yourselves not to eat too much before the main dishes come out… So remember to eat less bread and less of everything else!!

There was around 20 of us but I couldn’t take everyone’s pictures, so I took plates of food that I was surrounded with…

This is what I had… Adana Iskendar which is a large lamb kofte which is wrapped in pitta bread and smothered with tomato sauce and yogurt, which came with salad and I asked for mashed potatoes instead of rice or chips. 

It was the most satisfying lamb kofte meal I’ve ever had!!! ^_^ It reminded of lasagne. Had that similar touch to it. Pitta bread acting as the pasta. I don’t think there was any cheese in it. I just want to eat this all over again!!! Where can I find this in the Walworth Road or Elephant & Castle?

We all split the bill… I think it £25 each (I actually told Mrs Hen I had no money just to try and get out of the event, but she said she’ll pay for me… In the end I coughed up my money – I think Mrs Hen was a bit surprised I lied :p sorry Mrs Hen, but I had to).

My geeky rating: 5/5
Good points:
– Friendly service
– Large portions of food
– Great place for medium sized parties

Bad points:
– Tight squeeze to fit us all in … we needed an extra table really

Address: 51 Lordship Ln, East Dulwich, London SE22 8EP
Telephone: 020 8299 2948

Castle Turkish Restaurant and BBQ – London Walworth Road

Back to the food…
On the way back from Bath I was thinking really hard about my dinner. I was actually still full from the big lunch I had in Bath, but I still wanted to buy something to eat in case I got hungry later that night. So I chose something local, Castle Turkish Restaurant and BBQ, which opened back in December / January.
There’s already a kebab shop lower down in the Walworth Road, so it’s nice to see another competitor opening up in the area. This restaurant used to be a coffee shop and I think it has changed with ownership over the years, and now it finally became a kebab shop!
Castle Turkish Restaurant and BBQ 
I had a hard time choosing what to eat as there is quite a lot on the menu to choose from, as with most kebab shops. In the end I chose the mixed shish kebab which is £6.50. I wanted to get chips but thought that might have cost a bit more if I chose that too!
Part of the menu
There were already a few customers and the dining area was light… I think because it’s not right in front of a bus stop like the other one is, it’s probably hard to attract as many customers around the area although many people who shop and go into Tesco or the local shops will pass it and look inside…
I chose to have a takeaway as I was tired from the road trip. I think I made a good choice.
Having a takeaway!!
So everything was put into foil containers except the pita bread… This is my salad.
The pita bread is actually massive, I didn’t realise until after I took the picture!!
Large pita bread!
The mixed shish which is consistent of chicken and lamb was put on top of a bed of rice. Unlike The Best Kebab, they would offer either chips or rice with the kebab… I didn’t get that offer here.
Mixed shish on top of rice
Sauce mix of chilli and yogurt sauce
This was a very kebab meal all for £6.50 which is the exact same price as The Best Kebab. There are of course a few differences with the menu items. I found this place quite satisfactory, and was very happy with the large pitta bread which you would only get a smaller one in other shops.
Although I didn’t get a choice of chips or rice, my geeky rating is… 5/5… I was full to the max!
Good points:
– Wide selection on the menu
– Food was really filling
– Food was separated into different containers – which I actually found surprising!
– Friendly staff
Bad points:
– Just not having the choice of rice or chips
Address: 210 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JE
Telephone: 02077016794

Golden Grill – London Camberwell

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, but was too lazy… ¬_¬” so here it is!!

One lunch time I was suddenly asked by a couple of colleagues to go to lunch with them even though I had just heated my own lunch of frankfurters in egg fried rice, and already had two to three spoonfuls! In the end I had to give in as I hardly go out to lunch with my colleagues. I sit in my office nearly all day long, every weekday, staring at my computer… 😦

So, we ended up in Golden Grill in Camberwell. It’s a kebab shop, opened since 1975, older than me!! 😀
Golden Grill in Camberwell Green

We sat inside and it took us a while to order food as everything looked so appetizing!! The place looks very retro, and has a lot of Turkish ornaments.
Inside Golden Grill

Nice lights!

The menu… So many choices inside
In the end we ordered the following… And I don’t remember us ordering the pitta bread and dips… Was that free with our order?
Warm pitta bread with various dips

 One colleague ordered a chicken wrap. She finished half of it, but couldn’t finish the other…

Chicken Wrap – So big!

The chef made a small mistake with mine and my male colleagues orders as I wanted chips, and my colleague wanted the rice… ¬_¬””

Lamb Kebab with Salad and Rice

This is my Chicken Shish kebab with salad and chips

I couldn’t finish mine. It was so filling. But I would definitely go to this place again!! ^_^

Total cost – I can’t remember. One of my colleagues kindly paid as I was trying to find my purse…

My geeky rating: 5/5 (it was so filling!)

Good points: 
– Nice warm pitta bread with different dips (better than Nando’s)
– Food was very filling
– Reasonable pricing (as far as I can remember)
– Friendly service
– Halal

Bad points:
– Slightly slow service (may have been a long queue for the takeaways), and that’s it really…

Address: 20 Camberwell Green, London SE5 7AA
Telephone: 0207 277 3720