I’ve found myself in the past few weeks eating a lot of meat, which in don’t mind as I’m a guy that likes my grilled chicken, lamb et Al.
I decided to take my parents and brother to a restaurant on a Saturday night and decided to head to kervan, which is a turkish restaurant that has been going for some time.
We arrived with no booking and where given a table for 4 in 5mins or so. The place was very busy, not a spare seat going. It had a very Saturday night hustle and bustle vibe. The decor is somewhat rustic and had a almost vintage 70s style from the bright incandescent lighting, mustard walls and the water feature in the corner.
The service staff seemed like part of a machine, it was very systematic, the table was set very quickly with bread, salad and some unidentifiable vegetable thing. We didn’t spend much time looking at by he menu as I knew what I wanted to order, the kervan special one. Almost a statement dish in many similar restaurants, it’s basically a platter or mountain of meat laid upon a bed of rice and couscous, tho in this case it was less of a mountain and more a small hill.
The food took around 20mins to arrive and to be honest I was a little disappointed and expected more food. However, I thought looks may be deceiving and tucked in. I started with lamb chops, or should I say chop, as there were only 2. These were small but really juicy and tasty, then moved on to the chicken cubes and wings.
Despite the fact I was with a party of 4, (it’s more a group of 3 as my mother eats the same amount as a 3 year old) we finished all of the food, which surprised me as we are not a family of big eaters and I was hoping to take some away for home.
I was left underwhelmed with the food experience, it wasn’t anything special, especially if you visit any of the places on Green Lanes. I felt apartment from the lamb chops nothing was memorable, it lacked any impact with taste or flavour. Another point was the Ribs where really small with hardly any meat on the bone.
No service charge is added.