And finally we get to the last part of our trip, before we head home. Having tired ourselves from the shopping, we still had a 2 hour stint before our coach ride home. And the rain was really chucking it down by now.
We wanted to stay somewhere close to the coach station as our backs and shoulders were now aching from holding our goodies from the shopping trip at O2 earlier.
So we needed the help of little old google who directed us to Kazan London Victoria. I’ll be honest I’ve not heard of this place before and we had planned to go somewhere from the bucket list.
But the legs were done for, and Kazan London Victoria was a walk away. Kazan London offers Halal food and it said ‘Ottoman’ so we were not going to walk away from that.
In we went to Kazan London Victoria
Warm inside we settled into our seats, the restaurant has all the Ottoman inspired props, and Turkish music mellowed out. It’s quiet neat inside, I wouldn’t say its high end, but its definitely trying.
With the antique lamps, tea lights, and a soft yellow glow reminiscent of Turkish decoration, they also had family booths suited up with silk colourful cushions. Its quite beautiful.
Even the restroom spoke of Turkish influence, with the lavish gold mirrors and antique gold taps.
What we Ordered
Sabina chose the set meal which is a 2 course meal for £16 – which is really good considering we are in London. The 2 course can be any 2 from the starter, mains or dessert. She went for starters and mains
For starters their was only one option available, the Mezze Taster which is a mix of hot and cold mezzes
Hummus, Tabbouleh, Kisir, Manca, Kiz Guzeli, Borek, Falafel ( I don’t know what half of that means either but it was tasty!)
And for mains she went for
IMAM BAYILDI (You know that dancing man with the red dress-The swooning Imam. They named it after him.) This is a classic ottoman dish of roasted aubergine stuffed with vegetables cooked with olive oil and served with rice.
The set menu has 5 options and is only available if ordered before 6.30
I had my eyes set on the Sage and Prawns which are Black tiger prawns wrapped in sage, and fried in a tempura batter, served with garlic sauce.
Look at the size of these, I was impressed at the size.
For drinks we chose the non alcoholic mocktails I went for the Turkish Lemonade (which is basically virgin mojito- with added grenadine) and Sabina chose the Lychee Sparkle, which is Lychee and apple juice topped with Lemonade
Honestly from coming out from the cold to the warmth of this place, and having warm food served it was magic, and the best treat to end our trip.
The Mocktails were different but delicious, and the food was heartwarming winter food, exactly what we needed. The aubergine was pure perfection, the prawns were delicious but I would just add a little more garlic just for some extra flavour, having said that I would definitely do a stop here again if I’m stuck in Victoria.
Please note- Kazan is a Halal restaurant but they do serve alcohol
A huge huge huge Thank you to my little bundle of joy Sabina who always treats me to the best trips of my life. The whole 24 hours was dedicated to me, and I still can’t get over it. Love you my Queen.
To more Trips and Everlasting friendship. #soulsister.
Love and regards