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With traditional Turkish decor and elegant white table clothes, Istanbul Restaurant and BBQ House’s cosy location makes it the perfect choice for any occasion in Shrewsbury. Turkish cuisine is known for its rich flavours and perfectly charcoal grilled meats, as well as fresh seafood dishes and hearty vegetarian stews, and you can experience all this at Istanbul Restaurant and BBQ House in the town centre. To sample a number of different Turkish delights, we recommend kicking off your meal by sharing a selection of mezze. Options range from lamb borek to creamy garlic mushrooms, hummus and scallops with halloumi.

Then, move on to a juicy grill like the adana kebab, rack of lamb chops or the whole sea bream, or try another Turkish specialty like the karides güveç (baked prawns with tomato, mushroom, peppers, onions and garlic). Whether you’re a meat lover or vegetarian, you’ll find plenty of choices on the extensive menu. Open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner, Istanbul Restaurant and BBQ House is always a popular choice. You’ll find it located on Frankwell in the heart of the town centre – to guarantee a table, making a reservation in advance is recommended.

Istanbul Restaurant is fully-licensed and fully-air-conditioned.



Istanbul Special
(For 2 to 3 people)


Mixed Cold Meze
Chicken Wings
Adana Kebab
Lamb Shish
Chicken Shish
Lamb Ribs
(served with rice and salad)

lunch menu
lunch menu

(Turkish Special Pide)


Minced lamb meat served on Turkish pide dough. Baked on special cookery rocks which give the dough a chewy texture. Served with salad & lemon.

Chef’s Special
(For 3 to 4 people)


Mixed Cold Meze
Lamb Shish
Chicken Shish
Lamb Chops
Lamb Rips
Adana Kebab
Chicken Wings
(served with rice and salad)

lunch menu

Istanbul Specialities

Incik (Lamb Shanks)

The house speciality, juicy lamb shank roasted with softened potato, celery, onion, tomato, carrot and pepper in a heady garlic and tomato sauce. Served with rice & salad

Et Sote

Pan fried lamb cooked with onion, mixed peppers, fresh tomato, herbs & garlic. Served with rice & salad

Kuzu Kavurma

Pan fried lamb cooked with onion & garlic. Served with rice & salad

Kiremitte Kasarli Kofte (Kofte in a Clay Pot with Mozzarella)

Turkish special round kofte cooked in a clay pot with marinated fresh tomatoes and basil topped with mozzarella. Served with rice & salad

Tavuk Sote

Pan fried chicken cooked with onion, mixed peppers, fresh tomato, herbs & garlic. Served with rice & salad

Tavuk Kavurma

Pan fried chicken cooked with onion & garlic. Served with rice & salad

Egenin Incisi Tavuk Gogusu (Aeagen Pearl: Chicken Breast)

Grilled chicken breast with sundried tomatoes, spinach & mushroom topped with chef special sauce. Served with rice & salad

Akdeniz Stili Tavuk Gogusu (Mediterranean Style Chicken Breast)

Grilled chicken breast served with button mushrooms, carrots & olives. Topped with a creamy sauce. Served with rice & salad




Customer Feedback

  • John B.

    Great food, nice atmosphere, friendly service. Perfect location to eat before seeing a performance at Theatre Severn. The hot starter platter was amazing as were the 2 mains!

  • Mandy T.

    Excellent food with an extremely wide choice. Really friendly and helpful staff nothing was to much trouble them.Very clean environment. Will defiently be going again

  • Carol G.

    Excellent meal at Istanbul last night, prompt, friendly service. Great place to go prior to the theatre opposite. We have been several times and would definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Michael Percy P.

    Superb as always, wife’s birthday love it here. Food and service friendly and first rate that is why we keep going back time and time again.

  • Barry M.

    Had an early booking ahead of a theatre visit. Location for the theatre is immediately over the road so spot on, with car park a short walk. Food and service was excellent, although we were first diners. Service was so good we were delighted to have 3 courses to kill time before the theatre but at no time were we rushed

  • Chris H.

    Overall the food was fantastic, the service was great and I will go back in a heartbeat. If you don't like lamb (which features heavily on the menu, being this is a Turkish restaurant) there are plenty of alternatives such as seafood (seabass, squid, king prawns), vegetarian and chicken.

  • Andy T.

    Great service with friendly and helpful staff. The restaurant has a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. Menus are well presented with a good selection of choices. The food is delicious and we will return again soon.

  • Shelley m.

    Amazing food, lots of choice, great ambience, and great service. I would definitely recommend. A side note - if you are too full for dessert, you can take it home for later.

  • Philippa B.

    Great food for both carnivores and vegetarians, very pleasant, helpful staff and sensible prices. We have become fairly regular diners at the Istanbul and, as ever, had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

  • Paul F.

    Excellent service, delicious food! Mixed grill is a real meat-fest and tasted really authentic. Whilst it’s quite a small restaurant, it offers a wonderful atmosphere when the tables fill up.