Open for lunch and dinner Monday - Friday, brunch and dinner Saturday and brunch Sunday.
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OKLAVA is a contemporary Turkish restaurant jointly operated by Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie. In Turkish an ‘oklava’ is a traditional rolling pin which is used to make breads, pastries and pides all of which feature on our menu alongside Selin’s modern take on Turkish-Cypriot fare. Our open kitchen act as a theatre stage where guests can sit around the bar and spectate as the chefs use a stone oven and real charcoal grill, known as a mangal in Turkish to prepare their meals.
The food is complemented by a wine list focused on wines of Turkey. The ethos of the list is that wines are selected for their quality first and geographical origin second, we are proud to be showcasing some fantastic wines from the most exciting producers of one of the oldest wine growing regions of the world.
Both Laura and Selin are inspired by the London restaurant scene, flavours from travels and from fellow chefs and restaurateurs. The aim of Oklava is to push traditional boundaries and pull Turkish cuisine out of the kebab shop and onto the London restaurant scene.
Amazing food, lovely staff and a great atmosphere. Can't recommend enough
V good food
we loved it - wine was quite pricy however x
Absolutely excellent food. Some of the most flavoursome vegetarian food I have ever had. I understand the meat dishes are also excellent. The atmosphere is laid back - no fuss, just great food and warm service. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
This is one of the best restaurants I've eaten at in London, after living here for six years and trying a food few. Everything I tasted was absolutely delicious. I would return in a heartbeat!
Excellent food & service!
The food was wonderful - big thanks to our server for all his recommendations!
Excellent Service & Full Flavour Punchy Dishes!
Every single dish was amazing!
Great upmarket place with delicious food and drink.Great service as well..
This is one of my favourite restaurants in London. The food is exceptional, the staff are great fun and wine is delicious. Delighted that it is only two roads away!
Delicious food, excellent service and attentiveness from the staff. Highly recommend and thoroughly enjoyed.
I loved this place! It was a warm London day and we got to seat outside eating in the window. Every dish was delicious and it was great value for money. Hellim, lamachun and courgette fritters were our faves
We love Oklava! We work nearby and its definitely our favourite restaurant in the area. Its not cheap but definitely worth the money as everything is delicious! the Haloumi and cauliflower are two of the best things we have ever eaten! Keep doing what you do please!
Very pleasant Saturday lunch with friends
Second visit and loved it again. Delicious yet unpretentious.
A wonderful dinner at Oklava — not one dish we wouldn’t recommend, and we had half the menu! Everything was absolutely delicious, the food came out quickly, and sitting at the bar gives you an opportunity to observe all the dishes being prepared by the expert kitchen team. We already can’t wait to come back.
Exceptional food, wonderful flavours supported by great service...
Service very disorganised which spoilt the evening in the end. Wine and food quite expensive for portion size. Staff said that both red and White House white was unavailable and after trying something else they said they had some house wine left after all, which left us feeling they were trying to up sell the wine, after this point we decided to leave. The manager said we could leave without paying for the little we had ordered and said staff were new. It was a shame as it was a special night, which was ruined by a poor experience.
At times noise is annoying for such a small place.
Oklava is the best Turkish restaurant in London. It was such a joy for us to try once again our wonderful cuisine miles away from home and to observe how nice a twist Selin Kiazim has made to this distinguished cuisine.
One of my top 5 restaurants in London. Epic food. Lovey staff. Really good value. Thank you!
Super tasty food and good cocktails. Service was slapdash.