June 21, 2019
Skewd Kitchen Award-Wining fine dining Anatolian Redefining Turkish Cuisine
Skewd Kitchen are reinventing the traditional North London Turkish Restaurant and leading a taste Revolution. A short walk from Cockfosters station surrounded by vibrant greenery, Skewd Kitchen is accessible to the clientele who are willing to travel to experience the finest in Turkish Cuisine. Skewd Kitchen offers truly authentic Anatolian fine dining, using specialist ingredients and the most modern and inventive cooking techniques. Skewd Kitchen offers a unique dining experience that leaves the diner coming back for more. Skewd Kitchen is an award-wining restaurant and bar that won best fine-dining restaurant and Chef Maz Demir won Chef of the year at the British Kebab Awards. This fabulous eatery should be your first choice to experience the best in authentic yet modern Turkish cuisine beautifully presented and bursting with flavour. Skewd Kitchen is run by Executive Chef Maz Demir his menu is cultivated by the cultural heritage of Anatolia a region that is a fusion of Turkish, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. Skewd Kitchen restaurant and cocktail bar offers traditional and modern cuisine, cooking with contemporary flavours serving many of their dishes to create the perfect backdrop for a unique social dining experience.
Chef Maz Demir has created a menu using the finest ingredients and serves many of his dishes in a style, encouraging guests to share throughout the meal. Demir combines the best of Turkish cuisine and features authentic recipes passed down from his mother, making for a truly authentic experience. Some hot picks from the menu; Sujuk Charcoal grilled spicy beef sausage with honey, herb yoghurt. Hummus, Purred Chickpeas with Tahini, garlic Lemon and Sumar. Wrapped Beyti, seasoned minced lamb grilled, wrapped in lavash bread and toasted, served with hung yoghurt and Halep sauce.
My Skewd Kitchen experience
Skewd Kitchen has perfectly balanced a touch of authentic Turkish with the modern theme. The restaurant is much bigger than you think, a long bar with a corner clay bread oven and the chef kneading and rolling dough. At the back of the restaurant is an open plan glass kitchen, where guests can watch in delight as the Chef cooks up a Turkish banquet. The Turkish lanterns on the wall add to the authentic Turkish look and feel. I have a total love of Turkish food, it was flavoursome, plentiful and beautifully presented. Turkish dining is very social in nature and can be enjoyed with a group of family and friends or in an intimate setting with the special one you love. Set in Cockfosters it’s a perfect location for the local resident or guest excited to be treated with the best Turkish dining experience, courtesy of superstar Chef Maz Demir.
Upon arrival I walked through the doors and was greeted with smiles from the staff, vibrancy and an instant warm and friendly atmosphere. Stylish and contemporary eluding the sense of the Turkish charm. Skewd Kitchen provides a relaxed yet upbeat atmosphere so would be an ideal place for group dining at lunchtime or dinner, for a date night or simply dining with friends. Once seated the host assisted us with the choices on the menu, and explained them all in detail, my mouth was watering as they all sounded delicious. It was my birthday so they brought out glasses of perfectly chilled prosecco. We decided to pick our starters and mains, our choices were; Puréed chickpeas with tahini, garlic, lemon and sumac served with warm bread melted in your mouth. We were served with their signature puff bread, the accompanied butter that was so tasty. Cacik cucumber mint, hint of garlic in creamy strained yoghurt.
So yummy; Selection of Mezzes, a selection of five mezzes recommended by the head chef, a beautiful fusion of flavours and colours. Kisir Salad Bulgur wheat, spring onions, tomato purée, and celery mixed herbs and pomegranate molasses, delicate and tasty. Shakshuka Bertha roasted eggplants, shallots, and Kapia peppers tossed in tomato sauce, my taste buds were excited. Hot Mezze; Pachanga Filo pastry, filled with mixed bell peppers, Portobello mushrooms, kashar cheese, cured fine beef and parsley, on roasted red pepper sauce, beautiful textures. Hellim, Charcoal grilled Cypriot cheese with Bertha roasted plum tomatoes, I am hooked. Pan-Seared Scallops served with coconut chips mash and Malibu butter, melted in our mouth so delicious. Mains from the Hot Coal Productions; Vegetarian Skewer seasonal combination of vegetables drizzled with pomegranate molasses, salgam, olive oil and sumac, out of this world. Mixed Kebab Lamb shish, chicken shish, adana shish, lamb chop, lamb ribs, plentiful and delicious. The Chef also sent out their special salmon, monkfish, prawns and octopus with fennel, pomegranate, Sumac salad and Raki Fermented Grapes and Pumpkin Gratin, Honey Pumpkin, feta, coal-fried shallots, roasted almonds and Turkish baharat, this was food Heaven. The side choice was traditional Pilav and Bulgar rice, the menu choices took our taste buds on a journey to food Heaven, it was tasty, beautifully presented and in abundance. The host brought out a selection of yummy desserts, including a Turkish signature Baklava and a total surprise, a Happy Birthday plate with a sparkler candle, I couldn’t imagine spending my Birthday anywhere else.
Skewd Kitchen is top of my list for a truly Turkish yet modern and contemporary experience. Maz Demir uses the best of traditional and contemporary cooking techniques. Many of the dishes are prepared using the authentic method found in Turkey, on a large open pit charcoal (Mangal) fire. The restaurant over delivered with impeccable service! Their banquet-style food offering is tasty and artistically presented a fantastic selection of hot and cold mezze. Skewd Kitchen has a huge selection of traditional Turkish dishes, charcoal-cooked meats and deliciously prepared vegetarian options. Skewd Kitchen offers Gluten free options and a take on the traditional Sunday Roast. Before of after dinner, guests can head to the bar, which serves a traditional alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, selection of Turkish, white, red and rose and sparkling wines and Champagne. A selection of soft drinks along with freshly squeezed juices, Turkish teas and coffees. Skewd Kitchen is the perfect place for lunch, cocktails and dinner. The perfect escape for couples, friends, family and travellers to experience a restaurant authentic and contemporary in character. The menu is tasty, full or flavour, beautifully presented and plentiful in nature. I have nothing but praise for this restaurant, book now without delay.
W: Skewd Kitchen
A: Address: 12 Cockfosters Parade, Barnet EN4 0BX
T: 020 8449 7771
Written by Rene Byrd for Luxuria Lifestyle International