Laz Camden – Turkish Food – Restaurant Review

Laz Camden – Turkish Food – Restaurant Review
When I think of Turkish food most times street food comes to mind, but I was pleasantly surprised by the upscaled dinning Laz Camden had to offer. From the food to the service everything was top notch and really put an elegant spin on Turkish food. Laz Camden is located less than 5minutes walk from Camden tube station and has both outdoor and indoor seating. Apart from the steak that I had, Laz Camden offers a full Halal menu and very friendly staff to welcome you into Istanbul in London.
Laz Camden - Turkish Food - Restaurant Review
Laz Camden - Turkish Food - Restaurant Review
From the moment I walked in you can see that the restaurant celebrated Turkish history but with a modern twist. The music, decor and table settings all gave you a beautiful picture of Turkey in the heart of London. The design and decor is spot on. There is a beautiful balance between rustic and modern decor.  I started my brunch off with a cocktail. They were prepared beautifully and had just the right amount of fresh citrus in them to cool me down on a warm Spring afternoon.
Laz Camden - Turkish Food - Restaurant Review
Laz Camden - Turkish Food - Restaurant Review
Laz Camden - Turkish Food - Restaurant Review
As for the food, I was most impressed by the Turkish mezze dishes and the dessert. The mains and drinks were ok, but I would come back for the mezzes. The mezzes were the star of the table and in traditional Turkish ways Turkish meze goes way back and there is a philosophy of sharing and dishes were served to the entire table.
Laz Camden - Turkish Food - Restaurant Review
Laz Camden - Turkish Food - Restaurant Review
Laz Camden - Turkish Food - Restaurant Review

Courgette and mint fritters were an instant favorite at ours, melt-in-the-mouth morsels with a hit of feta, and an exuberant dill-flavored dipping yogurt. Another favorite of mine was the Beetroot Kisir. Which was shocking to me because I normally hate beetroot and always think I am eating dirt when I have it, but I was pleasantly surprised by this dish and how refreshing it was. The hummus was great and so was the Hellim, which was chargrilled halloumi covered in a sweet honey sauce. The balance of salty cheese covered in honey was delicious!

Laz Camden - Turkish Food - Restaurant Review

Laz Camden - Turkish Food - Restaurant Review

Laz Camden - Turkish Food - Restaurant ReviewLaz Camden - Turkish Food - Restaurant Review

Laz Camden - Turkish Food - Restaurant Review

After all this food I had no room for dessert, but of course, there is always room for dessert. The star of the dessert menu had to be the Tirilice. It is a milky and soft cake that has a spongy middle. It was covered in milk and caramel glaze and had a sharp raspberry sauce around it. It was a gorgeous and well-balanced dessert.

Laz Camden - Turkish Food - Restaurant Review

Overall I was very impressed with the entire menu. Some dishes were a bit underwhelming, but like I said before the mezzes would be the reason I go back to visit again. There is no denying that Laz Camden is attempting to elevate Turkish cuisine above the ordinary street food and trying to stand out from the crowd.

 

*Post in collaboration with Laz Camden– My meal was gifted from Laz Camden in exchange for a feature on allaboutanika.com.

 

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