6 of the Best Turkish Restaurants Leeds

Best Turkish Restaurants Leeds – Turkey enjoys a rich and diverse food scene. The country’s cuisine is one of the oldest in the world and it has been around for thousands of years. Its geographical location, trade, religion, plus various external influences have all contributed to the development of the prominent Turkish cuisines we know today.  Interestingly,  almost every city in the country has its own cuisine.

In this post we are going to explore the Best Turkish Restaurants in Leeds.


Istanbul Grill

194a New Road Side, Horsforth, LS18 4DP

At Istanbul Grill they strive to provide delicious and high-quality food, with their  priority being to satisfy the customers needs . They offer a variety of excellent food, prepared with the freshest and finest ingredients, to the highest standard.  “We serve a variety of food such as pizzas, burgers, wraps, kebabs and more.”

See below for some of the menu options.

Istanbul Prawn Casserole

~Karides Guvec, Succulent prawns oven baked in our special tomato, green peppers and onion sauce with a hint of garlic topped with gruyere cheese ~

Stuffed Vine Leaves

~Yaprak Sarma, Vine leaves stuffed with rice, pine kernels, onion juice, olive oil, chopped dill and parsley ~

Lamb Shish

~Kuzu Sis, Succulent cubes leg of lamb marinated in herbs and chargrilled~


~Musakka, Our ever popular oven baked dish of layered aubergine, courgette, peppers, potatoes, mushrooms and tomato topped with bechamel sauce and cheese ~ 

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Istanbul Grill

Ephesus Turkish Restaurant

4, Rodley Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 1HU

Ephesus Turkish Restaurant takes the care and satisfaction of its customers very seriously. They offer authentic delicious Turkish cuisine.  “Exciting varieties of dishes from Appetizers to Desserts, all are zestfully available at Ephesus Turkish Restaurant.  Ephesus Turkish Restaurant promises to serve you 100% delicious, tasty and fresh food.”

Iskender Kebab

~A very popular Turkish dish. Slices of lamb, slice of bread, special butter, Iskender sauce with garlic, natural yoghurt, parsley and Turkish herbs~

Beef Stifado

~Diced Beef with Mediterranean herbs, tomatoes and onions, slowly cooked in olive oil~

Mixed Kavurma (turkish style fajitas)

~Marinated chicken and lamb with onions, mushrooms and fresh garlic, served with salad, cacik, mozzarella cheese and tortilla~

Sucuklu Pide

~Sucuklu, free range eggs, cheddar cheese, Feta cheese and mozzarella cheese~

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Ephesus Turkish Restaurant


Mr Mackerel

Market Kitchen, Leeds Kirkgate Market, Mr Mackerel, Leeds LS2 7HW

Mr Mackerel provides traditional Turkish street food in Leeds Market, specialising in high quality grilled fish and meat.  “If you can’t make it to Istanbul, we will give you the closest and most authentic Istanbul experience – but in the heart of Leeds.”

Chicken Shish Sandwich

~Skewer of grilled chicken shish with salad in a sandwich~

Lamb Kofta Wrap

~Skewer of lamb kofta with salad in a wrap~

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Mr Mackerel

Konak Meze

Horsforth, 9-11 Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5LJ

At Konak Meze you can expect to enjoy a sophisticated Turkish experience.  “As devoted ambassadors of revolutionised Authentic Turkish cuisine, we are determined our restaurants to brings to Harrogate and Horsforth (Leeds) a true taste of Turkey. With many dishes dating back to time of the Ottoman Empire Sultans. Together with exceptional service from the dedicated staff, you will experience the truly unique dining with us.”

Patlican Salata 

~Smoked aubergine with mix pepper, garlic, lemon juice and herbs~
Konak Meze Cold Sharing Plater 
~A delicious selection of cold starters, comprising of: Humus, Cacik, Yaprak Sarma, Ezme Salata, Kisir, Pilaki, Saksuka~

Muska Boregi 

~Deep fried filo pastry filled with potatoes and spinach served with salad and a yogurt dip~

Arnavut Ciger

~Pan fried lamb liver with red onions, cumin, oregano, paprika (An original 17th century Ottoman street food dish)~
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Konak Meze

The Agora

207-209 New Road Side, Horsforth, LS18 4DR

Experience mouth-watering Greek and Turkish cuisine in a relaxed and family – friendly atmosphere. The Agora restaurant is perfect for a choice to enjoy Mediterranean cuisine.  ” We are a family-run business, serving a variety of authentic dishes made from only the finest and freshest ingredients.”  Have a look at their selection of Greek and Turkish food.


~Chick peas, rissoles, a middle-eastern delicacy~

Lamb Keftedes 

~Lamb meatballs, breadcrumbs, onion herbs, mint & sauce~


~Grated courgettes, cheese, onion, fresh herbs mixed with flour and deep fried. Served with tzatziki~

Melizano Salata

~Chargrilled aubergine, peppers, mixed with olive oil & lime juice~

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The Agora


La Bistro

124 Long Row, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5AT

Established in March 2015, La Bistro is a family run Mediterranean restaurant which has an excellent reputation for serving a wide variety of delicacies from the Mediterranean, particularly Greece and Turkey.

“Offering a range of cuisine to suit every taste, La Bistro stands out for it’s extensive menu and prides itself on using only the freshest and finest ingredients for each dish. Our host of international chefs and front of house staff means that we can deliver an authentic European dining experience.”

Lamb Skewers

~Chunky pieces of lamb marinated in olive oil, lime juice, herbs and tomato puree, chargrilled served with rice and a mixed salad~


La Bistro Meat Platter 

~Skewers of chicken, lamb, meatball and lamb cutlet marinated in olive, lime juice and herbs, chargrilled served with rice and a mixed salad~



~Lean and tender minced lamb patties, slightly spiced, mixed with herbs, chargrilled served with rice and a mixed salad~
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La Bistro



Also look at our main post of the best restaurants in Leeds.