Pide Oven, the Turkish pide and lahmacun restaurant on Charlotte Street, is set to open a second site, this July, in Hammersmith, west London.
Chef-owner Ersen Salih opened the first Pide in the summer of 2016 — a self-styled “Turkish pizza” restaurant and “pide and lahmacun salon”, featuring recipes from across Turkey and Cyprus. The new site will feature a two-metre deep wood fired oven at the heart of the 50-seater restaurant.
The menu majors on the boat-shaped flatbreads found across Turkey, topped with various combinations of meat, vegetables and cheese, as well as lahmacun, thin crust flatbreads baked in the oven, made with unleavened dough and topped with minced meat and vegetables.
Pide featured will include: Kusbasi and kasar cheese; chicken and helim; roasted aubergine and Tulum cheese; spinach and feta; trabzon lamb; roasted summer vegetables; mevlana (lamb and beef with kasar cheese in a closed pide); sucuk (Turkish sausage) with kasar cheese. Lahmacun will be the classic of minced lamb, onion, pepper and parsley, alongside an aubergine and feta version.
Other items include köfte (Turkish meatballs, made to Salih’s mother’s recipe) of lamb and chicken, roasted chicken wings, and a selection of salads. Oven baked Tava dishes (Turkish casseroles) will also feature as a new addition, and also new to this site will be a brunch offering, served 9am to 1pm at weekends.
77 Fulham Palace Road