Kebab anyone? Mezze Mangal in Leicester

The Turkish food boom has hit most of the UK with lots of restaurants and kebab shops opening up. In Leicester alone we have over five and I have tried most of them. When my cousin told me about a Turkish restaurant in my hometown of Oadby; I had to check it out – plus I love Turkish food  🙂

The restaurant was small, cozy, nicely decorated and it was packed which is always a good sign that the food will be nice.

We ordered a selection of mezzes to start and some very meaty main courses, here are some photos of the food we ordered.


Dolma, Potato Salad, Halloumi and Sigara Borek


Mezze’s Special Beyti – Marinated chicken mince wrapped in a tortilla with cheese



Yogurtlu Lamb Kebab, served on bread with a tomato and yogurt


The starters were nice, I especially liked the halloumi and the sigara borek.

Mezze’s special sarma beyti for the main was served with rice, salad and yogurt and the kebab was wrapped in a tortilla. It tasted really nice, it is not a dish that I have had before but would definitely order it again.

The lamb yogurtlu kebab got a thumbs up from the mister. The lamb was soft and it was extra spicy just as he had requested.

The service was OK, it took the waitress a couple of attempts to take our order right and the main courses arrived at different times.

The atmosphere was great, it was packed and had a real buzz about it.

The verdict
I really enjoyed my meal here, the food was very tasty and the restaurant and had a lovely atmosphere. I would like to have given this place a 5 out of 5 but felt a bit let down by the service. I would definitely recommend checking this place out – make sure you book a table as it gets very busy.

Overall rating for food and atmosphere



Mezze Manal, 60 Rosemead Drive, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5SF, T: 0116 271 4861

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