Zengi  

 
 
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44 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6LT
 
 
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ZengiZengi restaurant on Commercial Road in Aldgate in the City of London is a Middle Eastern restaurant that is authentic and delightful. Zengi was named after a 12th century Turkish dynasty that ruled an area from northern Iraq to eastern Turkey, so the halal menu at the Zengi includes dishes from right across the region. The menu includes hot and cold mezze, pide, grills and stews, some of them regional variations on your Middle Eastern favourites, so a meal here can be a bit adventurous if you're so inclined. The dining room is smart and comfortable, a modern translation of Turkish design, with exposed brick, creamy walls, wrought iron dividers and lambs, lovely upholstery and twinkling candles. The BYO policy at Zengi is a brilliant deal: corkage at ?5 per bottle of wine and ?2 per person for beer drinkers, meaning you can drink extremely well for ridiculously reasonable prices. The chefs are Turkish with decades of experience and the waitstaff are keen and helpful.

 

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196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £223  27% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 5 minutes from Zengi
From studio apartments to one and two beds, 196 Bishopsgate offers a full range of self-catering flats that give you more independence than a hotel. Apartments ... More
 
 
 
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3 South Place, EC2M | 8 minutes from Zengi
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DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London
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7 Pepys Street, EC3N | 10 minutes from Zengi
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Ottolenghi Spitalfields
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50 Artillery Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from Zengi
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201 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2M | 8 minutes from Zengi
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43a Commercial Street, E1 | 1 minute from Zengi
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Nalini Malani: Can You Hear Me'
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The Old Truman Brewery
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91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 5 minutes from Zengi
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13-22 Houndsditch, EC3A | 6 minutes from Zengi
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3 Fournier Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from Zengi
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The Making Space
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City Journalism
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The Crown and Shuttle
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Milroy's of Spitalfields
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76 Commercial Street, E1 | 1 minute from Zengi
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Discount Suit Company
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29A Wentworth Street, Petticoat Lane Market, E1 | 3 minutes from Zengi
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BOTTLES Wine Bar
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67 Brushfield Street, E1 | 3 minutes from Zengi
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Andaz Liverpool Street
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40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Zengi
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