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Another local restaurant has been visited, about 5 down and now I think there is 6 to go. The variety of restaurants and establishments between Finsbury Park and crouch end is amazing. Stroud Green in between and you have all bases covered. This coupled with the bars, pubs and cafes means that you are well looked after any time of day during the week.
On this occasion I fancied trying some Turkish and specifically at Ole Pera. Their sandwich board had enticed with their offer of 2 courses for £10. Winner Winner, Turkish Dinner.
We ordered a starter each, which we would share and the same main course, lamb Shish kebab with rice and salad. The main feeling from this is that you can't go wrong and for £10 you can't expect too much.
The starters we ordered were Kisir ( burger wheat, chopped veg with a tomato and olive oil sauce) and Babagannus (aubergine salad). Both were quite tasty and with the lovely bread. A thick focaccia type bread it was dipped and whipped away very quickly. The Babagannus I have had from Middle eastern restaurants is a lot creamier which helps, especially as a dip. This was okay and again the price does makes a difference. £10 for 2 courses.
The main course of lamb kebab did leave me stuffed but i felt slightly let down by it. The kebab was a bit soft for me. The texture of a barbecue and the charred flavour this comes with was completely missing and left me disappointed. Again, two courses for £10.
All in all, a drink and a two courses later i wasn't too disappointed. There is better Turkish food in the area but at this price, you get what you paid for. Now Where shall i go next?