Authentic flavours of the Mediterranean coupled with traditional Turkish hospitality
Following the great success of the first Gökyüzü in Green Lanes, we opened our sister restaurant in Chingford in September 2015. We loved the food we had enjoyed during our childhood days back in Turkey, so we decided to bring all those sunshiny tastes, flavour-packed grills and freshly baked breads from the shores of the Mediterranean to East London. After all so many diners were travelling to see us in Harringay – it was only fair to reward their loyalty by bringing the fresh flavours of Gökyüzü to them in Chingford.
We found a great location with fantastic accessibility, right on the North Circular and with stacks of parking space. Then we applied the same principles and family work ethic that helped us create our Harringay restaurant to shape our Chingford branch. We wanted authentic flavours, traditional values and a warm welcome. We got them.
From our talented chefs, who ensured the same top-notch suppliers could provide us with super-fresh meat and produce for our second branch, to our great front-of-house team, we believe we’ve succeeded in replicating the warm welcome and sublime flavours of Turkey, and our first Gökyüzü, restaurant right here in Chingford.
Gökyüzü – a Turkish food lover’s dream
Turkish food ticks all the boxes for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike. Here at Gökyüzü we use a traditional charcoal grill to produce succulent kebabs and authentic barbecued meat dishes. Delicately flavoured and marinated choice cuts of meat are cooked to order. And if you like your grills, you’ll be spoilt for choice: shish or doner kebabs, wings or ribs – and we like to serve everything with freshly prepared rice, crisp salad and freshly baked bread, with our compliments.
Our Turkish pizza, or pide, is a must-try. At present we serve nine different types of pizza – and there’s something for everyone, including the traditional lahmacun, an extremely thin pizza topped with minced lamb, parsley and peppers. Some of the most popular choices are Kuşbaşılı Pide (topped with diced lamb and peppers) and Kaşarlı Pide (with mozzarella, peppers, olives and a fried egg), which is favoured by those looking for a vegetarian option.