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I was invited to check out a new Turkish restaurant in Knightsbridge this week. From the guys behind one of my favourite Turkish places @skewdkitchen in Cockfosters. @mantlknightsbridge is the new kid on the block

This new endeavour follows the same theme of Skewed, which mixes classic Turkish food and cooking styles with new modern and contemporary European methods.

I find there are 2 types of Turkish restaurants, your standard meats over the charcoal grill that are piled up on a plate. Don’t let me wrong, there’s a time when I like and want that. However, then there are restaurants that try and pave the way for something different and defines itself by setting new trends

Pictured is the mix grill in the centre, I actually recommend getting the Adana Kebab separate (lamb mince) . It was easily one of THE BEST kebabs I’ve had. I was told it takes nearly 4 days to prepare and uses lamb filet. So good.

The headliner of the menu and chefs special. Pistachio Lamb chops. These aren’t the standard lamb chops served with the mixed grill. This is French trimmed, different cut, think and juicy chop, encrusted in a pistachio nut coat, served on a bed of shallot pomme puree (french for mash potato) and grilled asparagus

There was a perfect balance of ingredients using little surprise extras like pomegranate, watercress, lemongrass and nagelia seeds. A must order.

The lamb itself was cooked perfectly, juicy and tender and full of flavour. Priced at £25 in Knightsbridge for a headliner meal is not bad when you consider all the factors in play

All food is halal. Alcohol present. My meal was complimentary but thoughts my own. @mantlknightsbridge

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