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“Excellent food and service ”
Review of David Teal's Turkish Restaurant - CLOSED

David Teal's Turkish Restaurant
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Very tasty food, served quickly and a smile. There's some parking and disabled access. Staff were very friendly and the price was reasonable. Definitely recommend

1  Thank Karen P
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Influenced by good ratings we visited David Teal Turkish Restaurant on a Saturday evening and were treated to one of the most bizarre meals out ever! We were met by a sign on the door stating ‘cash only-card machine broken’. There were 2 couples already inside being served by a very young obviously inexperienced waitress. Our drinks arrived and my husband’s diet cola was ‘flat’ and this seemed to throw the waitress. While waiting for our replacement drink, s mature couple stood waiting to pay for quite a while. The lady expressed her dissatisfaction about how long they had waited to be served and when it had arrived, one of the orders was incorrect with the meat on the other inedible because it had been very tough. She was annoyed and the young waitress went into the kitchen and could be heard clearly saying ‘the woman isn’t happy’ and an older waitress/manager appeared, apologised and said there was no bill to pay.
Our starters arrived and we were treated to a very loud argument coming from the kitchen that included some offensive language.
The next 20 minutes consisted of noise from a variety of children stomping up and down a staircase and running in the first floor room above us.
The young waitress, although pleasant, didn’t seem to know how to serve food, leaning across the table handing us our plates rather than putting on the table from behind. The noise from the children’s feet was drowned out by the clatter of plates and cutlery being ‘thrown’ onto the empty tables by the waitress, something you would only expect in a greasy spoon cafe!
The food was ok, with the moussaka being quite tasty (hence the 2 stars), although there were rather large slices of red onion in the salad.My husband ordered the Ali Nazik looking forward to the ‘tender pieces of lamb serviced on a bed of aubergine paste. The waitress informed us they were out of the paste and would it be ok if it was substituted with the bell pepper and diced aubergine sauce-by now we were laughing at the farcical events so agreed-and low and behold, when the ‘ Ali Nazik’ arrived, it consisted not only with a substitute sauce, the pieces of tender lamb had been substituted with minced lamb kebabs.
The overall experience of David Teal’s was a mix of swearing from the kitchen, strange atmosphere from a lack of customers, stomping kids, poorly trained waitress and only enhanced by the noise of the air conditioning unit instead of low mood music. I can confidently say that we will not be returning but at least we’ll have a few laughs telling friends about our bizzare experience!!

1  Thank Frex2003
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

My wife and I have eaten here a few times and we've also used their takeaway service because we are fairly local. They are now on JUST EAT so you can have food delivered. This is a Turkish restaurant so you wont find a donna kebab or meat stuffed in a pitta bread. Takeaway meals come in large foil trays all appealingly presented and very tasty. We've found the staff to be very friendly, the waiters are young but were very attentive to our needs. All in all very nice meals in a very nice relaxed atmosphere. The table you book is yours for the evening too.

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Thank Phil0neill
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

can't really fault , food was tasty and well presented . the service was good . simply the best Turkish restaurant for miles and would go again .

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Thank gipsy20
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Booked meal for 6.30, very quiet when we arrived, waitress was good but unlike other tables our wine wasn't poured for us or cooled in an ice bucket, maybe she was new? Food was lovely, would return, just needs more customers and better atmosphere.

Thank alison172
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