As a birthday treat for my Turkish wife, I took her to Garlic for a lunch with the kids after it was highly recommended by colleagues.
Unfortunately, we were the only diners in the whole restaurant so obviously lacked an atmosphere. My wife ordered all the food and we were not let down. The kids had the Manti and we ordered a variety of dishes; Patrician Salatasi (roasted eggplant pure), Gavuragi Salatasi (cucumber, tomato, walnut salad); Lahmacun; Mucver (Zucchini pancakes and my personal favorite!) and the Hunker Begendi (lamb and eggplant). Finished off with Turkish coffee and Cikolate Sufle.
As it was my wife's birthday the owner, Emre had arranged a bouquet of roses for my wife, which was a wonderful gesture, that I've never come across before.
We had hoped to enjoy our lunch in relative peace from the kids, since I had been told there was a playroom downstairs, but it was closed and being used for storage. The restaurant probably needs some urgent renovation since the walls were in bad shape with damp and mould. The bill was reasonable considering we had three courses and a bottle of very nice Turkish wine (Sauvignon Blanc).
Overall, it was an enjoyable outing, and will definitely go again, most probably for dinner next time in the hope we will not be dining alone.
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