If you love Mediterranean cuisine and how diverse it is then you are probably wondering which restaurants in Ilford are worth your time. This is why we decided to gather all of our favourite Mediterranean places in Ilford and feature them in this list – so you know exactly where to go for delicious food!
4 Of The Best Mediterranean Restaurants In Ilford You Must Visit!
Of course, we can’t talk about Mediterranean restaurants and not include a Greek place, right? This is why we decided to start our list with the best Greek restaurant in Ilford – Fiskardo!
The venue is beautiful, the food is super tasty, the staff is always friendly, and they even have Greek nights every once in a while where they play Greek music. Overall, visiting Fiskardo is an amazing experience – especially on their “Greek nights” which is why we highly recommend you visit if you are a huge fan of Mediterranean food and Greek culture!
They serve all sorts of traditional Greek food – from starters to main dishes with meat, vegetables, fish, and seafood. They even have Souvlaki – everyone’s favourite Greek main dish!
Address: Fairlop Waters Country Park, Forest Rd, Ilford IG6 3HN
Harman Turkish Restaurant
Next on our list, we have a Turkish restaurant offering traditional food – Harman Turkish Restaurant! It’s a pretty popular place – and people seem to love their menu. Our team is also a huge fan of this restaurant and we think that everything they serve is incredible.
Of course, the first things on their menu are all the cold and hot starters – from vine leaves stuffed with rice to Kisir, Falafel, Halloumi, Hummus, Sigara Boregi, and much more! We also highly recommend ordering their traditional Lentil Soup.
Their main dishes include Turkish pizza which is called Pide, Tavuk Tava (marinated chicken, onions, garlic mushrooms, peppers, homemade sauce served with rice or bulgur), Lamb Donner, Adana Kofta (Minced lamb with herbs grilled over charcoal), and plenty of other charcoal-grilled meat!
Address: 376-378 Cranbrook Rd, Gants Hill, Ilford IG2 6HW
The next Mediterranean restaurant on our list is Luigi’s – the best Italian place in Ilford in our opinion. It opened in 1978 and they have managed to offer delicious Italian food ever since which is why they are so successful!
The owner – Luigi, was born and raised in Napoli. He says that his mother taught him how to cook when he was little and his dream has always been to have a restaurant where he could offer all of the recipes he learned.
If you love Italian food then definitely visit this place – you will be amazed at how delicious the pasta is!
We recommend their Risotto Martinara (with classic tomato sauce, fresh seasonal seafood), the Spaghetti Bolognese, and the Spaghetti Polpette (with homemade meatballs, tomato sauce).
They also offer pizza, traditional meat main dishes like Petto Di Pollo Alla Siciliana (chicken sautéed with olives, peppers, spicy tomato sauce), and fish dishes.
Of course, they have plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options on their menu!
Address: 5 Beehive Lane Gants Hill, Ilford IG1 3RG
And the last restaurant on our list is another Turkish place. We are certain that you have already been there because they are extremely popular in Ilford.
But if this is the first time you are hearing about Wazir then we have a few recommendations from their menu – these are our favourite things that we order quite often!
We always start off with their Single Platter which includes 1 Beyti, 1 Koften, 1 Adana, Hummus, Rice, Jajik, Couscous, Bowl of Salad, Bread, Garlic, and Chili Sauce. It’s a great way to try out a lot of things without having to order the full-size main dish.
We also recommend the Chicken Shish Kebab and the Lamb Ribs.
Address: 55, 57 Cranbrook Rd, Cranbrook, Ilford IG1 4PG