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A Turkish named TAS

Double dipped? What are you talking about?
George Costanza (Seinfeld episode “The Implant”)

Usually if you want good Turkish food you end up in Dalston. But I found good reviews about TAS, an Anatolian Turkish cuisine in Waterloo. The place opened in 1999, and now they have more than 15 restaurants. The place was completely packed, happy faces, a loud and noisy atmosphere impregnated with great aromas.

The Place
The best way to eat Turkish cuisine is sharing so we ordered a several dishes to play with. We started with some cold and hot meze. The Cacik was great, I loved the mint, cucumber, and garlicky yoghurt base dip, full of flavour. Then the hummus kavurma, amazing, topped with sautéed lamb it’s like a hummus reloaded. The kalamar, a battered marinated squid, good, nicely done. Kanat, some chicken wings, ok no fuss no glory. Finally, the icli kofte, lovely, great flavours of these lamb and wheat balls.

Hummus time
Double dipping
Icli Kofte
For the main show we got their mixed grill, the Iskender, great flavours. The scallop cooked with onions, and cabbage in a wine creamy sauce, it was definitely the weakest link of the night, the scallops were miniature, almost baby scallops, and a bit dry. Then we moved to Hunkar Begendi, grilled aubergine puree with cheese and of course lamb, really good, nice flavours and good combination. Finally as a side the great Bademli, a lovely almond rice that I couldn’t stop eating.

Scallops
Hunkar Begendi
A great night, good service, and lovely food. Highly recommended if you want to avoid the trip to Dalston.

Candle light
TAS
T: 020 7928 2111
Turkish Cuisine
Approx Damage: £25pp
Area: Waterloo
Borough: Southwark
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