Enjoy the authentic flavours of Turkey and the Mediterranean in the heart of Kentish Town

TimeOut London“If our informal poll of passers-by on Green Lanes is anything to go by, Gökyüzü is the go-to place for Turkish food.”

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Open since 1999, Gökyüzü in Green Lanes was our very first Turkish restaurant in London. We were fairly new to the area all those years ago and found we were missing the food of our childhood, so we decided to bring the fresh flavours, succulent meat dishes and freshly baked breads of our Mediterranean homeland to Kentish Town.

Our families rolled up their sleeves and helped us to create our authentic Turkish menu. We set about finding talented chefs and ensuring that we selected only the very best suppliers for super-fresh meat and produce. Finally, we took the time to build a great in-house team and now we believe we’ve succeeded in replicating the warm welcome and sublime flavours of Turkey, right here in Kentish Town.

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Gökyüzü – the Turkish restaurant for food lovers

Gokyuzu-Kentish-Town-5Turkish food is a meat-lover’s dream and our charcoal grill helps us to produce the most succulent, beautifully flavoured kebabs this side of the Mediterranean. Delicately flavoured and marinated choice cuts of meat are cooked to order and imparted with a subtle smoky flavour on our charcoal grill. And if you like your grills, there’s a vast selection. Choose from shish or doner kebabs, wings or ribs – whichever style of meat you decide upon, it’s all served with rice and crisp fresh salad.

Our Turkish pizza is a must-try. If you’ve never tried pide you’re in for a gastronomic joyride. with turned up boat-like crusts, our most popular is Kuşbaşılı Pide (Turkish pizza with diced lamb and peppers) while Kaşarlı Pide is topped with mozzarella, peppers, olives and a fried egg and is often favoured by those looking for a vegetarian option. Don’t miss the lahmacun either: an extremely thin, very traditional style of pizza topped with minced lamb, parsley and peppers. Our menu currently boasts nine variations of this Turkish delight and all of them are bursting with distinctive flavour.

It’s not just Turkish pizza for vegetarian diners, either – those who prefer non-meat options won’t be disappointed. In fact, no one goes hungry at Gökyüzü – we’re renowned for our generous portions (in fact, one reviewer described them as ‘generous, bordering on reckless’) as well as our hospitality. We strive to accommodate all tastes and requirements. You can read more about our menu options here our menu options here

Mezes, mixed platters, daily stews, speciality soups and gorgeously fresh salads… these are our staples. But for us the devil is in the detail: our side orders are all homemade from well-sourced ingredients (in fact we’ve had the same suppliers for almost two decades). And from our freshly baked Turkish bread* to our complimentary Turkish tea (we always offer the first cup for free, by way of a traditional welcome), you won’t find a more authentically Turkish restaurant in London.

We look forward to welcoming you to Gökyüzü very soon.
The Yavuz Family

*With every meal we offer our guests complimentary Turkish breads and accompanying dips. We’re famous for our breads: our bakers make the dough in our kitchen and the loaves are freshly baked every two to three hours, so the bread is as fresh and tasty as it can be.