To Broadway and Turkish…

One hungover bank holiday Monday, unable to cook or contemplate entering a kitchen, me and the man ventured over to Broadway Market to seek food and nourishment.


Just a short stroll from Bethnal Green tube station, Broadway Market is a hive of activity and great places to eat.

Having sampled the Italian, Bella Vita (on our first ever date…ahhh) and the Indian offering too we decided, this time, to trial the Turkish restaurant on the corner to see what they had to offer.

Nothing to do with the fact that it was a little chilly, we were tired & hungry and it was the first place we came to.


Cilicia looks very inviting on approach. It has something of a ‘holiday’ feel about it and even has an outside decking area out the back, that overlooks the canal. Perfect for alfresco dining should the Great British weather permit it.


Sadly it did not on our visit, so we grabbed a table inside.

We were served quickly and efficiently and also with complimentary olives, always a massive plus in my book.

Not often a massive fan of Turkish food, I was struck by the number of things that caught my eye on the menu. I opted for the Chicken Special but was unfortunately told that this had run out. *sad face* However the waiter instantly gave me another option which I had also, coincidently, had my eye on.

Deliciously marinated & grilled chicken cubes presented on a bed of paper-thin bread flavored with herbs and tomatoes. A light topping of yoghurt completes a memorable combination of flavor



Our dinner was short and sweet but absolutely delicious. It filled my seriously empty and slightly delicate stomach perfectly. My only criticism would be that there was slightly too much yoghurt on my dish, so perhaps it may have been better to have on the side.

Prices were reasonable-ish, what you would expect from a kitsch little restaurant in the heart of an up and coming, trendy area. We only had soft drinks so I am sure lashings of alcohol would have upped the bill.

I will definitely be back in the future to sample more of Cilician’s menu. 

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