Smell is so important for taste AND local restaurants are so important for laziness. Pure Cyprus, a stones throw away from Finsbury Park offers Greek cuisine for the local folk.
Greek food for me is mezze delights such as Hummous, tahini, tzakiki and halloumi for starters. Then followed by kebab and finally some sweet baklava.
We like the classics and this was exactly what we went for, but not as a Mezze. My initial craving was purely for the kebab but then reading the rest of the menu made me want more. Tahini and Halloumi especially stood out for me. We ordered and we consumed. The starters were good and tasty and with some pitta bread added it was filling up our bellies fast.
It was a quiet 2017 Tuesday night and the restaurant was not very busy. The waiter was attentive and we didn't need to wait at all to order our food or between courses.
For main course, I ordered the lamb kebab and Laura went for Kelftiko (slow cooked lamb). The lamb kebab was well seasoned and covered in garnish of parsley and some onion. The Classic and simple way.
The Kelftiko was and is a longer process of cooking. The meat was slow cooked and marinated with garlic, lemon and oil. This was tender and juicy and fatty too, which is important for that extra flavour. Good in terms of taste as well as portion size too.
A good local restaurant with good food. Not a quick and cheap eat, but a nice cosy restaurant on the back streets of Finsbury Park. It will be interesting to see what happens to Pure Cyprus Kebabs after the regeneration in the area. I wish them all the best of luck.