Share Our Food Experience
Turkish food is something you never forget. It kept me in Istanbul
for over a decade and it’s something I want to share with you.
“Seriously satisfying food. Took me back to my fav place on the planet, a village on the Turkish coast.”
“Delicious food and plenty of it.”
“It was so tasty and light too.”
Welcome to our kitchen
Jody Sabral lived and worked in Turkey for over a decade as a freelance foreign correspondent and author.
‘Travelling the country by bus in my early days there was one thing I consistently found striking and that was just how good the bus stop food was. The way it was served canteen style also made it easy to point at dishes and try them rather than ordering from a menu I didn’t fully understand yet, and I tried a lot of food this way.’
Mesude Kulak is the Turkish element to this venture. Mesude and Jody met over fourteen years ago in Istanbul over food and have cooked together ever since. When Mesude landed in St Leonards this October it just made sense to bring their love of Turkish canteen food to the local community.
Discover Our Menu Below
Our special Aromatic slow roast lamb served with rice cooked the Alaturk way and herby yoghurt. *now available on weekdays by popular demand
Thanks to the amazing support we have had from our customers we feel it’s time to up our game and offer you more choice daily. So here it is!
MOM’S KOFTE £9.00
Seasoned beefy meatballs with chunky soft potato slices
MEATY IMAM WOWSER – £9.00
Oven baked aubergine stuffed with seasoned beef.
VEGGIE IMAM WOWSER – £8.00
Oven baked aubergine stuffed with tomatoes, onions and peppers with some Alaturk spices in there too!
KURU FASULIYE – £7.50
The mother of all canteen food in Turkey, seasoned white beans in a tomato sauce.
MEATY FASULIYE – £8.50
Seasoned white beans with slow cooked beef.
NOHUT YEMEGI – £7.50
A hearty stew of chickpeas.
MEATY NOHUT YEMEGI – £8.50
A hearty stew of chickpeas and seasoned slow cooked beef.
MUCVER – £6.50
Four herby courgette pancakes.
CACIK – £4.50
Garlicky herby cucumber yoghurt
LAHANE SALAD – £4.00
Crunchy lemony red cabbage salad, sprinkled with pomegranate
HAVUC SALAD £4.00
Crunchy lemony carrot salad, sprinkled with pomegranate
MARRY ME RICE – £4.50
Alaturk spices, almonds and raisins. Being a great rice maker in Turkey can lead to an offer of marriage, hence the name!
Minimum order of 12.50 delivered within a two mile radius of base TN38 0BP. You can collect or we can deliver for a charge of 2.00 up to 3.5 miles from base.
Please make it clear when filling out the online form if you want meaty, veggie or vegan.
DESSERT – To satisfy your dessert cravings we have one of the most traditional of all desserts Kabak Tatlisi, poached/candied pumpkin served with chopped walnuts, a drizzle of cardamon syrup and tahini. It’s a light healthy dessert that will cheer you up not only because of its wonderfully cheery colour but because it’s full of nutrients. Pumpkins are superfoods and this can only be a good thing.
£ 3.50 .
Payment via Paypal firstname.lastname@example.org or cash on delivery. (in St Leonards and Hastings only) Tessekuredirim! Please order via the online webform below. Our kitchen is open today from 4pm – 9pm for deliveries and collection (TN38 0BP). Taking orders from 11am.
*Canteen Alaturk is a registered and has permission to trade. CONTACT US ON 07594814828 as a last resort!.