Pictures: Authentic Turkish Restaurant opens in West Bridgford

A brand new Turkish restaurant, Ala Turka, has opened in West Bridgford.

Fatos Gurbuz and Ibrahim Durna recently opened their new Turkish restaurant and takeaway business in West Bridgford, at the Compton Acres shopping precinct. Their love of Turkish cuisine brings something different to the area.

All of the food is freshly prepared from authentic fresh ingredients and cooked to order by Ibrahim, that’s why there’s 20 minute wait, but a pleasurable wait that’s more than worth it!

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We went along to look at the new premises and get a taste of the food.

Fatos told us, ‘We wanted to bring authentic freshly cooked Turkish barbecue to West Bridgford, with a friendly and family-orientated atmosphere.’

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The business partners operated a restaurant in Leicestershire but wanted to move to Notts and chose West Bridgford for the new venture.

Ibrahim cooking for customers

The Food

All of the food is cooked to order, the kitchen is on open display as is the fresh food. While you’re waiting a selection of Turkish beers, wines and soft drinks are available.

Fatos said, ‘We like to show the food and where possible the cooking process, we have nothing to hide and we think that customers like to see the quality and passion that we put into the experience.’

We started with Ibrahim’s karisik kebab – grilled kofte, chicken wings, lamb and chicken shish with rice and a mixed salad. (below)

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The restaurant also offers a takeaway service and a food collection service.

As a dessert we sampled the Baklava (below) – this is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey – it’s delightful!

A real Turkish coffee afterwards…

In addition to the Turkish menu – there are kids’ dishes on offer, like nuggets and chips and smaller versions of the main menu items. There are gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.





Ala Turka also plan to offer a Deliveroo service in the next month


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