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Antep Kitchen

Located in Cowley, opposite Manzil Way, the restaurant is perfectly accessible by bus or is only a short walk away from the city centre. Upon being seated, each table is served with an authentic, freshly baked Turkish bread with a selection of dips. We ordered the Hot Mezze Mix, a sharing platter, and a lamb Pide (a type of Turkish pizza). The food came promptly and was well presented, with sides of salad, rice and couscous. The portion sizes were generous and more than enough for the three of us dining, which makes it ideal for groups. The menu also includes a variety of vegetarian options, from which the Moussaka is highly recommended. The chef also recommends the lamb shank, a tender succulent leg of lamb that is slow roasted and served with vegetables and rice. It makes for the perfect Sunday lunch! The menu also has a selection of cocktails, mocktails and soft drinks. From these, we tried and would recommend the summer fruit punch, which was light and refreshing. The atmosphere of this restaurant is perfect for birthdays, anniversaries or any other celebration. It has both a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, which is added to by the authentic Turkish music that is played. For birthdays specifically, they bring out a slice of cake with a candle as they play a Turkish song with all the staff clapping along. For the dessert we tried the baklava with ice cream, sprinkled with pistachio which we paired with Turkish coffee. There is also a selection of other teas and drinks available, including fresh mint and authentic Turkish tea. Overall, the service, food and atmosphere make this restaurant one of my favourites in Oxford!

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