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We live in Derbyshire and found Mem and Laz a few years ago by chance.

What a find! Its got a great atmosphere, good service, huge choice of menu (suits each one of our choosy family from vegetarian to fussy eater to nut allergy sufferer) and is fantastic value for money.

I would certainly recommend it but you need to book as its very busy. Our kids now go there every time they visit London. We recommend the chicken in honey and mustard sauce and the lamb koftas. The fish is very good too…..

Well done Mem and Laz.!

Jeanette and Simon
Saturday, February 09, 2008

A ‘Mediterranean restaurant’ based on Turkish cuisine with a largely Turkish staff, Mem & Laz feels no great pressure from its heritage.

Turkish dishes are offered, bizarrely, alongside Italian fare – but the decor is all Anatolian. Dark wood and clusters of lamps dominate. While we were ordering, sun-dried tomato bread and olive bread arrived: a nice touch, even if it marked another break from the traditional.

Two large grilled sardines made an excellent starter.

We also enjoyed an obviously freshly-made pepper dolma, with sweet rice and raisins stuffed in a green pepper. To follow, a sizeable portion of grilled halibut was served with boiled potatoes and a heavy salad.

Köfte meatballs were well spiced (though arguably undercooked), and came with thick yoghurt and a salad.

A separate menu offers daily changing specials.
Service was friendly, if a little over-attentive at times.

Time Out Cheap Eats in London Guide 2007

A ‘Mediterranean restaurant’ based on Turkish cuisine with a largely Turkish staff, Mem & Laz feels no great pressure from its heritage.

Turkish dishes are offered, bizarrely, alongside Italian fare – but the decor is all Anatolian.

Dark wood and clusters of lamps dominate.
While we were ordering, sun-dried tomato bread and olive bread arrived: a nice touch, even if it marked another break from the traditional.

Two large grilled sardines made an excellent starter.

Charli Matthews
MyVillage said on 07th November 2008