So me and the lads were deciding on somewhere to eat, and realised we hadn’t gone for a Turkish meal for quite a while. This used to be a regular occurrence between us so we decided we had to go for it for nostalgia sakes. We decided on Capital in Wood Green, the area has a good variety of Turkish restaurants, but Capital is definitely one of the better ones.
Food - 8/10
Ambiance - 7.5/10
Service - 8/10
Value for money - 8.5/10
Tasty Turkish food for a great price!
Price Range : ££
Telephone: 020 83658032
Address: 1-2 Broadway High Road, Wood Green, London , N22 6DS
Nearest Station: Wood Green
We decided not to order any starters, but that doesn’t mean we had nothing to start on! As with most Turkish restaurants in the area, you are provided free fresh leavened bread and some cold mezes to accompany them. Here we were given two complimentary mezes with the food, Cacik and Hummus. Capital offers Hummus for free, however most restaurants in the area don’t due to its popularity so this is a definite positive for this restaurant.
Cacik is a staple meze which is a type of yogurt and cucumber dip, while Hummus is a grounded chickpea dip. Furthermore a big bowl of fresh salad is given to accompany all food on the way!
For the mains I decided to go for one of their “Special Kebabs” which I hadn’t tried before, called the Halep Kebab. This included spicy grilled minced lamb on a layer of leavened bread served with butter and their special Halep sauce. The lads got a Chicken Beyti (which is a skewer of meat on a bed of rice) and a Sarma Chicken Beyti (which is wrapped in leavened bread and topped with yogurt), with both looking equally delicious. My meal was a nice surprise, very flavoursome and it reminded me of an Iskender Kebab, but instead of doner meat they had mixed minced lamb. A great choice in the end.
Again we decided not to order any desserts, but that doesn’t mean we were left empty handed! Whenever I’ve eaten at Capital, I’ve typically received a complimentary piece of Baklava and a glass of Cay (tea); however this time I received a free portion of Sutlac (rice pudding) instead of the Baklava. It was a nice sweet pudding which complimented the tea well. I never liked rice pudding as a child but after trying Sutlac, it converted me. So whatever you order, make sure you have a little bit of room for a sweet bite!
Overall, this was a good experience: there are three floors so usually there are always seats. The service was good and very fast, my friend ordered hummus and was told we would receive some complimentary regardless, so we didn’t have to pay for it, which was nice for him to tell us. The food was tasty and a decent price! My main was £13.95 which was definitely worth it, however you could probably get a good meal for around £10 if you don’t order a “special kebab” and it will definitely fill you up especially with all the free bread. Also ask for the freshly made chilli sauce, definitely not one to miss if you like spice!