Gallipoli - Minn Majoe | Violinist
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Though I love researching new and intriguing places to eat for Munchtime, I relish those times when friends recommend their favourite haunts that I’ve not yet discovered. It makes my life a little easier! On one such occasion I ended up at Gallipoli, steps away from Angel Studios. Their poison of choice is Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, perfect for a hot summer’s day. Ottoman style lights dangle like jewels embellishing the entire ceiling alongside sunny yellow walls displaying a gallery of sepia prints, photos and wooden trinkets. The day of our lunch was gloriously Mediterranean – with the wall of windows folded up at the entrance you could almost pretend you were on holiday!

The menu has a great variety of lunch options from freshly made wraps to Turkish breakfasts. There are vegetarian dishes and options for added extras so it caters for many diets. I kept it simple with a large feta and broccoli omelette with salad. You can make it more deluxe with Turkish sausage, bacon, halloumi and a whole lot more if you wish! The Turkish breakfast looked spectacular, consisting of a plethora of food such as sourdough bread, olives, egg, sausage, melon, watermelon, honey and cheese. Chips and salad are served alongside wraps which are also generous in size.

Everything was well seasoned – even the simplest dishes were done with care and to perfection. Portions are pleasingly large but not heavy, ideal lunch grub! Throw in efficient service and a decent amount of seating and you’ve got yourself a great spot for those one hour lunch breaks. To really treat yourself, sneak in a cheeky ice cream from Amorino two doors down before retreating back to the studios!


Nearest Venue: Angel Studios

Total Receipt (5 people): 43.10

1x Hellim Wrap 7.95

1x Hellim Yumurta 6.95

2x Turkish Breakfast 13.9

1x Omelette 3.50 + feta 1.75 + broccoli 1.75

1x Coca Cola 2.5

Service 4.8

Rating: 9/10 Slice of the Med

Gallipoli, 102 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1QP

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