/Londra'da Lahmacun

Londra'da Lahmacun


As you can see by the title of this post, I manage to be alliterative in Turkish, yet I remain almost completely illiterate in the language. It is quite amazing, really. Londra’da Lahmacun means Turkish pizza in London. Impressed? So was I. I just assumed that incredible lahmacun could be had only in Turkey, but at Mangal in Dalston, they serve up a wafer thin, crispy disk of minced lamb topped goodness.

Mangal is a common name for Turkish restaurants in London so don’t confuse this one with another just across the street. The address is 27 stoke Newington Road and the place doesn’t look like much. A few tables fill the storefront, as they mostly do take-away, so finding a place to sit to order lahmacun after lahmacun should be no problem. Pair them with a mug of homemade ayran and you might think for a moment you’ve been teleported to Anatolia.

2016-01-07T14:37:32+00:00 November 2nd, 2009|Categories: Pizza, Turkish Cuisine|9 Comments


  1. Lisa F. November 2, 2009 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Yumm! Now thanks to you I have a good Turkish restaurant in London tucked into my files for whenever we take that trip. Thanks!

  2. Katie November 3, 2009 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Lisa, You will love this place. It is very simple and very good. The prices are also outrageous for London. Lahmacun is just 1.5GBP. It is really like being in Turkey.

  3. jozef a. November 3, 2009 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    Dear Ms. Parla,

    i am very grateful that you have found and wrote about, the best lahmacun in greater london, possiblly the entire great britain. my favorite bit about your review is the part about teleportation to anatloia. ( for some reason it reminded me of cem yilmaz’s film gora, not to be mixed with gorali.)

    also, there is a rumor that in southeast london, Meze Mangal (another name with mangal, come on you can be a little bit creative haha) that lahmacun is pretty good and is the cheapest in london, therefore the best value.

    once again thank you,

    with kind regards, jozef a.

  4. Katie November 5, 2009 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    @jozef thank you for your kind comment. i will definitely seek out Meze Mangal on my next trip to London. Any other culinary advice you have for the city is welcome.

  5. BetweenTwoBooks November 16, 2009 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Lahmacun is one of my favorite Turkish specialties. It is simple however very tasty when it’s prepared/cooked correctly. I must try Mangal the next time I travel to London.


    • Katie November 16, 2009 at 7:33 pm - Reply

      Do check out Mangal. It really is very close to the real thing!

  6. Lewisham’s Meze Mangal February 28, 2010 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    […] is really good–anyone who has done their homework will know that the best is found at Mangal 2 in Stoke Newington–and it has plenty more to hold my […]

  7. Tolgahan July 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    1)Mangal and Mangal 2 is owned by the same person, just 2 different restaurant, the first one was too small and he couldnt expand due to stores around him so he opened another near by.

    2)among turks, ‘antepliler’ is regarded as the best lahmacun in london, antepliler means someone who comes from gaziantep which is the most famous city in turkey for kebabs, baklava, icli kofte and lahmacun. atepliler is in haringay(green lanes i think) btw.

    • Katie July 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm - Reply

      just had antepliler’s lahmacun yesterday and i must say i prefer mangal lahmacun ve pide salonu, which among my turkish friends (and me!) rates higher. i wish i had room yesterday after that lahmacun for some grilled liver and a kunefe

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