A’la Turka is bringing the flavours of Anatolia and the Orient to the people of Birtley, and the local populace couldn’t be more thrilled. Found on Durham Road, this exotic restaurant has become a huge hit with local foodies and adventurous diners looking to mix things up a bit. Open seven days a week, Gateshead’s A’la Turka provides a stunning setting for trying out something new, and offers some of the area’s friendliest and most knowledgeable servers.
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.
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.
Lovely meal ,and atmosphere,will be back,love trying all the flavours
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
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!
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 .
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!