Thursday, 8 March 2012

Sheesh Mangal Turkish Restaurant, Worcester park

Otherwise known as a graveyard for retailers, Worcester Park High Street's latest offering describes itself as an authentic Turkish restaurant. Sheesh Mangal is is a breath of fresh air for my humble high street which consists predominantly of about 12 hair salons and 8 charity shops and numerous Italian restaurants.
Sheesh Mangal offers an extensive menu with a variety of hot and cold mezes (starters), making it hard for a diner to decide what to begin with, especially if you're not familiar with Turkish food. I had the hallumi cheese starter which was gloriously flavoursome and salty, perfect for cheese lovers like myself. The main courses are typically Turkish with different types of grilled chicken and lamb meats and a small selection of fish and seafood dishes to choose from. There is also a a selection of steaks which I went for being the steak lover that I am. The steak was slightly undercooked for my liking, I asked for medium, but the waitress was more than happy to take it back to the chef to cook it a little bit longer. Great flavours and good quality meat, served with chips/salad/rice and warm Turkish bread, what's not to love? The chilli sauce on the side is great for those who like their spice. The drinks menu is fairly extensive, aiming to cater for all drinkers.
The decor in Sheesh Mangal is tasteful with many exotic artifacts, including some rather intriguing paintings. Having used the same layout as it's predecessors (Avventura Italian), the owners have paid attention to detail with beautiful lanterns set in bold colours.
One of the good things about this restaurant is that it's child friendly with a great kids menu, which includes ice-cream!
Sheesh Mangal is exactly what Worcester Park needed. Having been to Turkey many times, I can verify that the food is authentic and a real taste of the orient, so support a local business and visit Sheesh Mangal. Oh and they also provide a take away service, which is similar to Aroma in Kingston, so well worth a visit.

Halal status: All meat halal as verified by staff. Alcohol served. No pork. 

4 comments:

  1. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! Fantastic service, delicious food. My grandads b-day so he got an amazing celebration Turkish style!!!!!!!!!! Got a specially made pudding 'kunefe'. Deffo reccomend it to everyone out there :D

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  2. This is the first time I have ever placed comments / review. But I felt so strongly that I felt compelled to! APPALLING SERVICE. the restaurant was at best half full with a large number of staff who obviously didn't think it was their job to serve. After waiting an eternity we left. The food might be amazing but didn't get a chance to find out. Shame really

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  3. A friend of mine would never leave a place until he’d had a good time there. Another friend would not leave a destination until he had learnt something encouraging about the people and their culture. Both are currently stuck in Brisbane.
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  4. My friends and I met up last night for one of our regular get togethers and I had chosen the Sheesh Mangal. i had been before but none of them had. We had absolutely no complaints at all - food and service was great. On the quiet they had even asked one of us was it a birthday and then did what appears to be their usual thing with the funny hat, piece of cake with candle and serenade at the table. All good fun ....... until the bill came and there, at the bottom of the bill, was a charge of £4.95 for the piece of cake! What a way to impress customers! How smallminded. Tip therefore was equally small!

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