Papa Theo's Turkish restaurant was amazing. I really miss authentic Turkish food and haven't had something this good since Turkey.
We had the modern Turkish meal and it was delicious . Chef Theo imports his ingredients from Turkey, with the exception of the chicken that is bought fresh each day at 7am then marinated for 12 hours. The little black olives were the best I have had. The starters were great and Theo's versions of Turkish staples hummus, baba ganoush, green bean salad and shepherd's salad we all first class. All were cooked to perfection, the flavour of theingredients was kept and complimented each other.
The main courses were to die for. I couldn't tell you if my favourite was the chicken (even better than the picture) or the meatballs. I know you may say chicken is chicken and meatballs are meatballs, but these were perfect. The chicken was soft and juicy, marinated for 12 hours, cooked at 150c for 60 minutes with crispy skin. The meatballs were fresh, the tomato sauce jumped out with lively flavours and the cheese in it slightly sour to freshen the flavours. We had a vegan in our group too and he prepared an extra dish for her plus the food is very compatible with vegetarians/vegans.
The wine and Turkish coffee were excellent too.
Chef Theo was an amazing host. The room was lovely, he made us feel at home. Totally professional, but attentive and ready to tell us the recipe, answer questions on ingredients. He made us feel welcome and comfortable and if a great guy.
All of my friends felt the same. I recommend Chef Papa Theo to everyone on Plate Culture.