The last time I had Turkish food…was in Turkey… and it was underwhelming to say the least, usually bland, dry meat kebabs with a pile of chips.. So I was a little apprehensive when I was invited to try out 47 on Grant, a new turkish fusion restaurant in Norwood, as I was expecting much of the same. I was pleasantly proved wrong by the end of the evening!
We were met by the very bubbly and passionate owner, Nadia Sha who has brought together different flavours from the middle east and Turkey to create a unique dining experience at her restaurant.
We ordered apple mint tea and started off with haloumi, flat bread and baba ganoush. The flavours of the roasted brinjals mixed with the creamy tangy tahini of the baba ganoush was amazing and I could eat bucketloads of this!
Mains were Adana kebabs (very spicy lamb skewers) and Iskender. I would highly recommend the Iskender – spiced lamb rolled in bread and basted with a delicious pepper paste, grilled on the open fire. Each main comes with a flatbread and your choice of three sides. Refreshingly – no pile of chips as a side! Instead a selection of salads and dips such as the traditional tzatziki, hummus, tahini, ganoush but also interesting seasonal combinations such a watermelon and feta or avocoado and strawberries.
There are mocktails and desserts on offer too – I had a ginger and cucumber daiquiri and a really beautiful coconut covered icecream ball drizzled with chocolate. They also have traditional turkish tea and apple mint tea.
Whilst they have a few, mostly lamb dishes, Nadia assures us there are many exciting menu additions that will be introduced soon – so watch this space!!!