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5.5 /6 Wonderful 26 Reviews

A'la Turka

Birtley Turkish £££

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 23:00
A'la Turka, 1 Durham road, Dh32pf Gateshead

Further Information

A luxurious dining experience awaits you at A’la Turka, a Turkish restaurant that’s as classy as it is authentic. Featuring dark red walls, mood lighting, and black leather furnishings, this Gateshead restaurant’s dining space feels chic and romantic, the ideal location for an anniversary dinner or a celebratory feast. Its location on Durham Road is right in the heart of Birtley, making it an ideal spot for your next Turkish meal.

The menu at Birkley’s A’la Turka is extensive, including a wide variety of cold starters like saksuka, Russian salad and the prawn cocktail, hot starters like sucuk, hellim and garlic mushrooms,. plus numerous salads, mains, and sides. Vegetarians are encouraged to try the moussaka, a casserole made with potatoes, courgette, aubergine, seasonal veggies and bechamel sauce topped with tomato and cheddar cheese, or the classic falafel. If meat’s on your radar, go for the half chicken, the adana or the lamb casserole. There are many amazing dishes to choose from here – book ahead and secure a table at this Gateshead favourite.


26 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 26 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Quality/Price: great value
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
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Rosie M.
2 reviews so far 6
08.10.2016 20:31

Great value with the lunchtime menu and lots of to choose from. The food was delicious and the service was great too. Would recommend this restaurant.

Andy S.
1 review so far 6
16.09.2016 21:37

Lovely meal ,and atmosphere,will be back,love trying all the flavours

george h.
1 review so far 6
09.06.2016 03:17

Great value meal. Had some dishes we've never heard of. Starters delicious and bigger than the average starter, especially the mixed cold platter for 1 (feeds 2 easy as a starter). Mixed skewered barbequed kebab of lamb and chicken was fantastic. A bottle of wine (Sauvignon Blanc) was cheaper than most other restaurants we use, but not a quality wine, bit disappointing. No room for a dessert but sadly they couldn't do us an espresso (offered Turkish coffee instead but didn't really like it). We will be going back and will try other dishes we've never tried before. GBH

gemma d.
1 review so far 6
04.06.2016 16:50

The food is fantastic and reasonably priced the staff are lovely can't do enough for you this won't be my last visit! Would definitely recommend!

Michelle D.
1 review so far 6
13.03.2016 06:36

Four of us went for lunch at A'la Turka, we had starters and main course the food was amazing ,wonderful flavours, service excellent and fab surroundings. All very reasonably priced and house wine was lovely. We have been to this restaurant about 8 times now and have never been disappointed it is excellent .

Rodney H.
1 review so far 5
31.08.2016 22:45

Overall the food was very tasty, enjoyable, and well presented. Unfortunately the main guest, whose birthday it was, had a lamb meal that he couldn't really eat - it was too tough! This was a shame as we had been to the restaurant a few times before with no complaint whatsoever, only praise. The staff, as always, were very friendly and accommodating. We were very pleased that the background music was just that - in the background! Many other restaurants have music so loud you cannot speak to each other. The décor helps to round off a pleasant evening.

Holly G.
1 review so far 6
15.04.2016 16:41

Food was excellent as always. We had 3 birthdays in our party of 7 and the manager and his staff all made sure it was a brilliant night. They brought birthday deserts over for all 3 with candles and sang happy birthday too! Would totally recommend this place. If you want great tasting food & a good atmosphere this is definitely the pace for it.

Jan L.
1 review so far 5
30.04.2016 21:38

Food very, very good. Quality and taste of meat excellent. Service just right, attentive but not too intrusive. Good to see the restaurant filling up. Helped with atmosphere. Music and décor just perfect. Will definitely go again and recommend to friends. The only downfall ... not the restaurant teams fault, was an unbelievably loud, brash, table of about 10 guests and children nearby! at least they will have spent a lot of money!

David A.
1 review so far 5
05.09.2016 22:28

Great restaurant, delicious food, friendly staff and reasonable prices all in pleasant surroundings. My only criticism is that the background music could have been better. The same dirge went on for the whole 2 hours. It may be traditional but it doesn't represent the happy, cheery Turkish people I know.

Chantelle C.
1 review so far 6
15.05.2016 20:18

I ordered Spicy Sausage for starter, just a small plate but the sausage was absolutely delicious. For main I ordered lamb special wrap, lamb was absolutely lovely, never tasted anything like it. Would definitely go again!!

David B.
1 review so far 6
20.04.2016 02:39

Never had a Turkish meal before but I can recommend A la Turka, Lovely food, good service & reasonable prices, what more can you ask for. Definitely be going back.

Claire B.
1 review so far 6
25.03.2016 18:55

Gorgeous food and amazing service. Definitely recommend giving this place a try. We had the hot sharer starter, followed by the mixed grill and adana. It was all very tasty.

Linda H.
1 review so far 6
28.03.2016 18:42

Food was very good , too much for us to finish. Good service, and when we didn't order a dessert, they gave us a complementary pudding which was delicious.

Lynn D.
1 review so far 6
03.04.2016 03:35

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the restaurant. The staff we re friendly and efficient and the Food was really delicious. Worth a visit, really pleased. Excellent toilets

Jane D.
1 review so far 6
03.06.2016 20:17

Load of food very large portions good value and service you have to park in the health centre car park but no problem there will defo re visit

Lesley S.
1 review so far 5
19.03.2016 18:51

Lovely atmosphere. Friendly staff and the food was absolutely beautiful ( compliments to the chefs). Drinks are reasonably priced too we thoroughly enjoyed our meals and we will definitely be back again.

Sara W.
1 review so far 6
31.05.2016 23:34

really lovely atmosphere, beautiful well priced food. my husband and I had a wonderful evening and will definitely be visiting again very very soon. thank you

Rosie M.
2 reviews so far 6
29.05.2016 16:35

Excellent food, great value and service. Lots of choice on the menu so we'll need to go back to try some new dishes!! Would definitely recommend.

Barry B.
1 review so far 6
03.04.2016 17:44

Great service, friendly staff fast and efficient. Food was excellent and the portions were a good size. The atmosphere was great. We will definately go back.

Susan S.
1 review so far 6
01.06.2016 05:24

Enjoyed the food - as did our whole party. Staff very friendly and helpful. Will definitely go again. Great venue if you're celebrating a birthday.

Pauline S.
1 review so far 5
24.04.2016 21:24

Four friends had different meals and each one was lovely. Definitely going back to try other dishes with family. Great value for money and good choice of drinks available.

David S.
2 reviews so far 5
22.06.2016 16:16

Value for money, great friendly atmosphere, extensive menu with great choices and variety. All in all an excellent experience which I would recommend. We will be back again.

Mark D.
1 review so far 5
02.04.2016 05:41

Great night, fantastic food and wonderful entertainment. The service was excellent and the staff were all great. It was Reasonably price, we will certainly be back.

David S.
2 reviews so far 5
19.06.2016 16:28

Excellent food, never had a bad meal here. Great value for money and staff very friendly. Try the mixed kebab it's excellent. Will come again

Clare F.
1 review so far 5
17.07.2016 17:46

Confusion due to recent business partner leaving. Manager fid not know of booking as it had not been sent to his email. Food was beautiful

1 review so far 2
12.07.2016 16:45

Starter was OK but I thought mixedgrill was very salty and my wife's didn't think much of her main. Lovely people and lovely place but won't returning again