HOT DINNERS - New Turkish kitchen The Mantl opens in Knightsbridge
The Low Down
News reaches us of a new Turkish restaurant that's just opened in Knightsbridge. The restaurant's grabbed itself a pretty prominent place on Brompton Road, just down the road from Harrods (and just around the corner from the Consulate General of Turkey who will no doubt have an opinion on the food).
Their menu is a modern take on Turkish cuisine - and starters include:
Ksir - Bulgur, spring onion, cornichons, pomegranate molasses
Sarma - Baldo rice, scallops, cod, lobster, barberry, stuffed leaves
Ttsulu Kyun Ygurdu - Glazed figs, smoked sheep yoghurt, oak cured beef, grape molasses, pistachio
Ahtapot - Octopus, mung bean, celeriac, kapia, dill golden apple
Kuzu Ciger - Lamb liver, potato hash, sumac onion salad, dried chilaca peppe
As for the mains, everything's cooked over hot coal and alongside traditional chicken and lamb shish includes:
Pistachio lamb chops - Shallot pomme purée, asparagus, molasses
Gentle Ali - Smoked eggplant, kapla peppers, lamb fillet, yoghurt
Mantl mix - Lamb, Chicken, Adana, Lamb ribs, Lamb chop
Veg skewers - Pomegranate molasses, turnip juice, olive oil, sumac, pomegranate
As for dessert, there's Kunefe (of course) and baklava as well as a tahini souffle and a cheesecake that features "Peanuts, Maraş chilli, chocolate and fig yoghurt ice cream".
The menu does sound intriguing - so we'll have to see how this goes down with the Knightsbridge crowd.
Written by Gavin Hanly
Created: 08 May 2019