81 High Road
Bushey Heath WD23 1EL
Tel: 020 8950 8231
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Tue - Sun 5 pm - 9 pm
History of Meze & Kebab
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Meze or mezze (/ˈmɛzeɪ/, also spelled mazzeh or mazze; Kurdish: meze; Persian: مزه,. maze; Turkish: meze; is a selection of small dishes served to accompany alcoholic drinks in the Near East, the Balkans, and parts of Central Asia. In Levantine, South Caucasian, and Balkan cuisines, meze is often served at the beginning of multi-course meals.
The word is found in all the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire and comes from Persian مزه (mazze "taste, snack" < mazīdan "to taste").
Popular meze dishes include: Hummus, Tzatziki, Tarama Salata, Stuffed Wine Leaves, Baba Ganoush, Imam Bayildi, Halloumi, Falafel, Cheese Borek, Calamari
Kebab dishes originated in the medieval kitchens of Persia and Turkey. They were generally made with smaller chunks or slices of meat, or ground meat, often cooked on skewers over a fire.
According to linguist Sevan Nişanyan, the Turkish word kebap is also derived from the Arabic word kabāb, meaning roasted meat. It appears in Turkish texts as early as the 14th century.
Eat-in, Takeaway & Delivery
Due to current restrictions all hospitality businesses are closed, with the exception of sales by takeaway, drive-through or delivery service.
We encourage everyone to use our online ordering facility, it's the most convenient and cheapest way to order takeaways. You can order and pay online and collect at the restaurant or call us on arrival we'll be happy to bring your order to your car outside our premises or in our car park. Our payment processing is 100% secure and PCI compliant.
Please note that to get your food delivered you need to order with UberEats or JustEat. We are not able to arrange any orders or deliveries directly.