I had never been to a Turkish Restaurant before, so did not really know what to expect. I knew there would be meats cooked over a charcoal grill but no idea about the flavours.
I went on a Friday evening with my brother in law and my wife, the restaurant was very busy but we managed to get a table. We decided to order a mixture of dishes and share them so we could experience as many dishes as we could. We were given some complimentary flat breads and dips. The Pizza's on the other tables looked good but we wanted a meat feast as pizza was on the agenda for the next day.
From the hot meze section we went for:
Icli Kofte - made from bulgar, minced onions and finely grounded minced lamb.
Falafel - deep fried balls made from chickpeas served with carrots, lettuce and hummus.
From the charcoal section we went for:
Jumbo mix (for four people) - Lamb Shawarma, adana (minced lamb skewered kebab), chicken shish, chicken wings, Lamb Shish, chicken beyti (minced chicken), tavuk pizola (grilled chicken thighs). served with rice.
The foods was cooked very well and there was more than enough for the three of us, so I got a doggy bag to go. The chargrill flavour was so good, I prefer my food spicier and did ask for some extra chilli sauce but that's just my preference. Next time I will pack some extra sauces that will compliment the meats.
What they say
KONAK (pronounced Koe. Nack) carries the meaning of a “house” in Turkey, typically used as a residence for senior officials. Konak, also is a popular district in Izmir (Turkey), an area which is known for it’s posh restaurants located by the Agean sea side. We strive to bring true comfort of senior officials and the beautiful atmosphere of Konak to you on London Road – Leicester.