For more than ten years the Durum Ocakbasi Restaurant has been serving up delicious Anatolian cuisine to the people of London’s Finchley. This cosy, welcoming restaurant is situated on the Ballards Lane, within reach of both West Finchley and Finchley Central stations, ideal for dining before heading in to town or meeting for an after work meal in a relaxing, unpretentious environment. Durum has long prided itself on the professional, accommodating service of its wait staff, always well turned out and serving with a smile, even at the very end of a busy Saturday night. This superb service is second only to the delicious food of the Durum Ocakbasi kitchen, where the chefs use traditional Eastern methods and typical ingredients in authentic Turkish dishes, ranging from hot and cold starters, which you might also enjoy mezze style, to moreish kebabs, cooked with health and natural flavour in mind. Durum’s wine list nit only includes a handful of favourite old and new world wines but both
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Durum Ocakbasi Restaurant
119 Ballards LaneFinchleyLondonN3 1LJ
- Public transport:
- Finchley Central, Underground
The food here is really good, hence why they always seem to be quite busy. Particularly the bulgur pilaf it's delicious.more
Pretty decent, there's another restaurant in the area that I favour, but I went here on a recommendation - and I certainly wasn't disappointed!
The staff were friendly and courteous, the food was fresh and full of flavour, and I left with a smile on my face!more
Ispanak Boregi (Pastry Filled with Feta Cheese & Spinach)
Ali Nazik Kebap (Grilled aubergine, garlic, yoghurt, and lamb beyti)
Keskul (Almond based milk pudding)
Dürüm is not fancy, glitzy or glamorous. There is no 'tasting menu', no 'amuse-bouche' and no one will take your coat to the cloakroom. What Dürüm delivers is pure gastronomic, authentic ocakbasi...more
I first came here because of the Yelp reviews and have been a regular for about a year. Definitely the best local Turkish food.
You get so much for your money, especially if you get takeaway as it is discounted (takeaway prices at sit-in lunch too!).
The veggie dishes are prepared in the back, away from the meaty charcoals in the front, which is nice of them. I always get the Imam Bayildi...more
I have a new love in my life - the moussaka at Durum. It doesn't quite top the lamb sis but it's pretty damn good.
They say that variety is the spice of life. Well every time I've tried a different Turkish restaurant I've been disappointed.
Durum - you just get better and better! YUM!more