Bakko – Muswell Hill

Bakko is a fantastic family run Turkish restaurant which serves food of the highest quality. There were so many things on the menu that took my fancy. It finally came down to a choice between some mezes or a main dish. I chose a few of the hot mezes so that I had some variety in my meal.

The soup of the day was lentil soup. It was a good bowl of soup in both size and taste. I was expecting the Sigara Borek to be triangle shaped pastry filled with feta cheese and parsley. Instead, I was presented with thin crispy rolls with the feta filling, cooked to perfection and served with houmous.

The last dish that made up my selection of meze was the Mantar Guvec. This dish consisted of mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers and onions in a red wine and tomato sauce. The flavours worked well together and was even better with the cheese that it was topped with! The warm pitta bread was great to dip into the sauce and also to go with the soup and the houmous.

The restaurant was so warm and welcoming. The staff were superb, friendly and gave service with a smile. The decor in Bakko was interesting; it had lots of original items and treasures from Eastern Turkey. The wooden chairs and tables gave a nice contrast with the plants and the colourful wall decorations. Bakko also has some comfy seats at the far end of the restaurant. This is truly a gem of a restaurant in the heart of Muswell Hill.

Bakko, 172-174 Muswell Hill Broadway, London, N10 3SA

Rating: ★★★★★

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