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.
Great service, amazing food!
The dining experience itself was excellent, but the precursor email stating that parties of less than 4 might have to sit at the bar, despite us having booked weeks in advance, was off putting. In the end we were seated at a table for 2, which presumably Oklava must have known was available at time of booking.
Great food and service
We've wanted to come here for a long time (we live in the Midlands), and we were not disappointed what a fantastic dining experience we had. Terrific value for money - stunning service and most importantly unbelievably awesome food. We can't wait to come back. Please pass on our thanks to all staff for such a memorable evening.
Staff were really amazig
We had the chefs pick and was disappointed by 4 of the dishes and felt the best things on the menu were not included
The three glasses of different red wines were all awfully warm, which is a real shame.
Over complicated food. Flavours overwhelming. While the staff were friendly it was very difficult to attract thier attention. I sat for much of my meal with an empty glass. Wine was good.
Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Will be back.
Interesting menu, delicious food - especially the deep fried monk fish - and friendly service.
Only possible negative comment is that the restaurant was extremely noisy
Could not be faulted
My second visit. I've always found new dishes to try.
Lovely restaurant , peaceful, comfortable, helpful service . We were a group there for a quiet mid week lunch to catch up - we weren't hurried, the food was great - between us we had nearly every dish on the menu to share and there was only one that we didn't love . The bread with date butter is amazing - the wipped feta, the hellim with honey, the lamb kebabs, the cauli and especially the artichoke salad - all brilliant . And a lovely rose ! thx for making it a great day out .
Simply awesome in all aspects Hayley(I believe was waitress name?) was brilliant, very friendly and attentive considering we were late for our booking. We never felt rushed even we were over our allotted time. Love the whole concept, seasoning, Presentation, crockery to background Music. Wonderful evening.... would love to come again( will be on time I promise so we can try more of the delicious food)
Fantastic lunch. Superb selection of food by the waitress. Each course was divine. Service was great. Could not fault the meal. Will definitely be back.
Service is lovely but was a little slow. The wines are slightly too expensive. These are mere quibbles - the food is just so amazing that I am already organising my third visit in a month
Wonderful meal, I would recommend to anyone
Excellent, we had a lovely evening. The minced kebab was great, will be going back.
Our first and certainly not our last visit to Oklava. What a brilliant lunch with delightful staff and delicious food, we loved it.
Well paced lunch with great, informal but knowledgeable service. Nicely balanced dishes. Really enjoyable afternoon.
You will never be disappointed when you visit here the food abc service is excellent a hidden gem
amazing food and phenomenal service. Wil definitely be back!!
An amazing meal; such a special night for me and my parnter. The highlight for us was acutally the Cauliflower (which I never thought I'd say).
Another fabulous lunch at Oklava. Food and service was excellent !