Inspired by the streets of Istanbul, Yosma brings together the three pillars of the Turkish capital’s social and eating out culture – meyhane, mangal, and it’s beautiful seafood – all under one roof in the heart of London.
Yosma’s contemporary interior is inspired by Istanbul’s vast history, with the 140-cover restaurant featuring an open kitchen with mangal grill, counter dining, the beautiful restaurant and it’s signature raki lounge bar.
The menu at Yosma is divided into cold meze, hot starters, mangal, clay oven and sides. Open flame cooking features heavily, with many items pit-roasted over coal. Whole fish – coming from day boats in Cornwall – will be cooked over fire. Yosma’s head chef, Hus Vedat, butchers whole lambs from local suppliers and prepares the freshest produce he can get his hands on, with which he serves up his own twists on classic Istanbul dishes.
Raki – Turkey’s national aperitif – will play an important part on the drinks list and also features on the cocktail menu created by drinks consultant Matt ‘Talented Mr Fox’ Whiley. Turkish wines have been chosen for their indigenous grapes, though the whole list is not Turkish, with a concise menu of 25 wines. Bottles of Efes beers are available as well as rotating draught guest ale.
We went behind the pass at Yosma to find out more about the dishes they’re bringing to Taste:
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