Mangal 2 Ocakbasi Restaurant

4 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London, London, United Kingdom, N16 7XN
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Monday 16:00-22:00
Tuesday 16:00-22:00
Wednesday 16:00-22:00
Thursday 16:00-22:00
Friday 16:00-22:00
Saturday 14:30-22:00
Sunday CLOSED

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Mangal 2 Ocakbasi Restaurant

After working as a young and aspiring chef in Istanbul, Ali Dirik moved to London in 1987. Within 4 years and together with a business partner, he opened the first Mangal Ocakbasi on the back streets of Dalston. The innovative 'ocakbasi' restaurant, with its charcoal cooking method was the first of its kind in London and soon gained a cult following, with numerous press reviews and awards.

By 1994, Ali opened Mangal Ocakbasi II and later ended his involvement with the first Mangal Ocakbasi. Embedding the successful menu with plenty of new additions, and a larger seating capacity, Mangal II became a local favourite.
Now run by his sons, Ferhat and Sertac Dirik, today Mangal 2 finds itself offering a more casual dining experience that’s complemented with a concise menu. We now provide spacious seating in a more detail-focused atmosphere, with weekly specials, refreshing natural wines, and locally-brewed beers on draught. Mangal 2 is pairing the modern dining experience with a refined and exceptional Anatolian menu. Respecting the traditions of the restaurant’s past, the menu also reflects a modern palate that’s receptive to London’s position in the global culinary scene. Working with passionate and knowledgable suppliers our menu presents seasonality, which is the basis of all Anatolian food. All this is made possible with a dedicated small team, with a duty to honour our roots from Kayseri, Turkey, with a little assistance from our beloved Ocakbasi grill.

Note: Ali Dirik is the owner of the Mangal name (trademarked) in the UK.

Only Mangal 1 and Mangal II restaurants have permission to use the Mangal name.

Cuisine: Turkish
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 02 December 2020

Always excellent

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Just fantastic. Enjoying the leftovers still!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

great as always- one of my top fav places in london! thank you- we'll be back after lockdown 2!

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Everything was incredible! Can't wait to come back

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

It bangs

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Thank you, lovely hospitality and life affirming cooking!

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Thanks for a wonderful evening. The food and service were fantastic and you all did a great job with the COVID-19 cleaning procedures. Thank you!

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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

Quality service from all the staff and great food. Would recommend and will definitely come back!

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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

Wonderful! A really great relaunch, lots of thought has gone into making staff and customers safe, the new dishes are really delicious and friendly service. Still thinking about the Mackerel and lamb chops we ate!

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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

The food is excellent! Everything was SO tasty. The service was fantastic and despite the COVID separators it still had a lovely atmosphere. Can’t wait for lockdown 2 to be over so we can come again!!! Thank you for a gorgeous evening!

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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

Simply the best.

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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

Sooo good, all the best bits from a great Turkish dinner just taken to a higher zone, orange wines, only one pudding (amazing), soundtrack spot on, lovely service. Best of living in London.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Fantastic food!

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Best food!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 October 2020

We ended up having to wait almost half an hour to have our orders taken and given the time limit on tables, that wasn't ideal but the food more than made up for it! Always beautiful tastes!

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Really tasty food, very good service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Fuckin amazing. Will be back as soon as possible. Thank you 🙏

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 October 2020

This was our first visit and we’ll definitely be back! Loved the whole experience. Food was amazing, service was really friendly and great vibe.

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Positive atmosphere and delicious food :)

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

The best of the best.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

wonderful from start to finish xxxx

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Food was very good overall, especially the ezme and sea bass. Hummus lacked flavour though (garlic and and salt) and the doner was overcooked. Also the service could’ve been much, much better. There were errors everywhere!

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Would go weekly if I could afford it. Amazing experience as always, food amazing, great gaff, great service!

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Top top meal

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