Yeni

4.6
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133 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Yeni is an Istanbul restaurant in the heart of London’s vibrant Soho. The menu by acclaimed chef Civan Er, showcases culinary traditions derived from many regions of Anatolia and Eastern Mediterranean with an innovative twist using local seasonal produce.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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London
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Incredible! Modern approach on what Turkish food is. Great service and ambience.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food. Great service. It was one of the best dining experience we ever had.

D
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely cosy place. Really small portions but overall the food is good!

M
London
13 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

My second visit here. Consistently good. Fantastic service, food and atmosphere.

MD
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best food I could have, we went to try on a friend’s recommendation. The food was surprisingly great. We had a lamb and aubergine and it was the taste you just fall into. The food was cooked really well. Definitely need to go back soon.

J
London
13 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, very tasty and imaginative menu, fantastic staff. We went for a range of starters and mains to share, staff suggestions spot on, food arrived at a good pace. The decor is simple, tables nicely spaced and lots of open windows. The upstairs area is as nice as street level with a cocktail bar for pre or post dinner. Recommend a visit, we’ll be going back!

BO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic gourmet level food, great service and lovely cocktails. The chef has a unique twist to Turkish and Mediterranean cousine and it simple is magnificent.

AP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The best beetroot ever! The food is wonderful, well worth experiencing.

YA
Israel
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top quality food and service. A lot of delicious small plates to share. Dishes are authentic, creative and original. We loved it!

F
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first time at Yeni. I found the food way overpriced and sadly not that flavorsome, the quality did not much the prices. The house Greek wine was watery. My main arrived way after my friend ate theirs.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a fantastic addition to London’s food scene. Uniqe and original combination of tastes surprises you at every bite. I think they’ve already started to change what we know about the Turkish food here in London. It is not cheap but top quality. Impeccable service, amazing house cocktails and a very good wine list. Not easy to find all of these together at this level. It was a delicious, stylish and relaxed experience for us. We will be back for sure.

EK
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was nothing short of outstanding. I don’t think the menu descriptions do it justice as I went in with low expectations and was blown away by the combinations of flavours. Definitely recommend.

M
London
14 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and food but tables too close together so a bit lacking in privacy.

TV
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Sat upstairs so was a quieter experience than the downstairs dining but the service, the food and the wine were all absolutely fantastic. Our waiter spoke to us about how the food is prepared and cared for and recommended a wine that would go with our food and it was all perfect. Highly recommend to anyone.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service both excellent! Make sure to try the lamb sausage. Its phenomenal!

c
London
43 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came back here after a couple of months. Food was more fantastic. Service and ambiance were great. We celebrated my partner’s birthday and he was extremely pleased. We were really spoiled. Worth every penny.

KM
London
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They know their stuff! Found this restaurant last minute and couldn't rate it highly enough. The menu is different every day and the freshness of the food really shows this.

AN
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding, innovative Turkish restaurant. Fascinating menu and perfect execution of delicious dishes. Excellent service too.

OT
5 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious, original and authentic food. Everything is great, fresh and the service is superb. Amazing ambiance in Soho. Don't miss.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food quality and very attentive service. We loved every single dish. This is a special place.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic tastes, fantastic small plates. All tastes are original and unique. We had one of our best meals recently. Nice and buzzy ambiance, top-notch service. They are in our favourites list.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food was tasty and flavoursome but fairly minimal and pricey- we left feeling hungry. The staff were also not particularly attentive and forgot one of our orders even though the restaurant wasn’t that busy.

K
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The music was fine but could've lived without it or a bit quieter. Really lovely attentive and enthusiastic young staff. Very buzzy and a lovely room. Great food - loads of choice for veggies and imaginative - but there wasn't a great deal of it. Not bad value. Would definitely go back though not as good as The Palomar IMO.

JF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

service of food was way too fast and in contrast drinks orders took ages to arrive which didn’t make any sense. Staff were very friendly and attentive, but for example when I went to bathroom they didn’t refold my napkin or they never attempted to refill our water glasses.

Portions were very small and whilst tasty, I didn’t feel worth the price if compared to the Dairy(which is expe or Bar Fina.
Won’t be going back, was good but at that price I reckon 20% too expensive for what I experienced

NN
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Far too expensive for the quality of the sharing plates. Was quite nice good but not at all ‘refined ‘
Octopus at £29?!?! A very few tough tentacles, nothing like Spanish tapas cooking. Wines also very overpriced tbh.. we were quite shocked and won’t be returning.
Having said that, the individual (tiny) baked Alaska (£9) was very good indeed

RR
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it.. flavoursome fresh food.. great place and service... will come again

OT
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved this place. Fantastic dining experience, great food.

N
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food, very friendly. Refreshing

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was amazing. Staff were attentive and very accommodating. Definitely recommend this place for great food and service.

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fresh food cooked in innovative Mediterranean/ Turkish style. Amazing bread!! Definitely try octopus.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful staff, great wine list, food was incredible and original.

y
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Gréât good. Gréât service. A very nice touch of upscale istanbul cuisine!

AK
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful dishes, with traditional roots, but with a lighter contemporary twist. Everything we tasted was outstanding: the meat, the aged lamb sausage, the salads, the manti over (hunkiar) an incredible aubergine purée that was smoky and tangy, and of course the desserts!

CG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have already recommended one friend who booked a table immediately! Says it all...

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice place and very original food. It was a marvellous experience.

OT
5 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Authentic, creative, original and outstanding. Exciting and delicious experience with amazing food and service. The best dishes were lamb shank and aged feta grill. We look forward to returning.

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent as well as the service. We had lots of small plates to share and all were outstanding. Octopus, kofte, beef ribs and beetroot were amazing. Great wine list and cocktails. We came back and will come back for sure.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Surprisingly tentative staff, far too much cutlery and food that would have been embarrassed by contact with proper Turkish food on Green Lanes. Save your money - go to N15.

FC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food! Unusual dishes. Delightful flavors.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Was so so

Nothing so special i need to return
Service was in need of training
Vegetarian options restricted and sound interesting but didn’t pack a punch

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