Istanbul Meze: A taste of Turkey in the heart of Leeds


Whether you want to experience a range of authentic Turkish dishes or have a passion for fine dining, Istanbul Meze is the only restaurant you have to visit.

Opened in March this year, the restaurant has quickly established itself as a firm favourite with residents across Leeds, earning a reputation as a ‘hidden gem’ for its combination of mouth-watering meals and friendly service.

Specialising in a range of halal grilled kebabs, every dish is prepared over a charcoal oven, cooked to perfection with tastes and juices locked in for diners to enjoy.

Other authentic favourites, such as Pides – Turkish pizzas, an irresistible mixed grill and sumptuous tapas dishes are all freshly prepared and cooked up every day, using only halal and locally sourced produce.


Diners can even take advantage of Istanbul Meze’s special offer and experience two delicious courses for just £13.50.

Owner Ercan Ozmen says it was always his dream to own his own dining establishment and has been delighted with the reception of Istanbul Meze in Leeds.

“I came to the UK around 12 years ago and have worked in restaurants all my life, in Turkey and here in Leeds,” he said.

“It has always been an ambition of mine to bring my country’s most loved dishes to new audiences and by opening Istanbul Meze here in my new home city, I hope to do just that.

“Everything on our menu is homemade and locally sourced to give a truly authentic taste of Turkey in an environment where diners can relax and enjoy themselves.”


It isn’t only the food which has been drawing in diners from across the city in recent months, with entertainment provided by traditional Turkish belly dancers every fortnight.

Visually spectacular, dancers showcase their performance for all diners to enjoy and can be arranged for group bookings and parties.

So why wait, call Istanbul Meze today and experience a taste of Turkey in the heart of Leeds.


Contact details

41 Street Lane, Leeds, LS8 1AP

Tel: 0113 266 2682


Opening Times: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm


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