A taste of the Mediterranean has hit the shores of Mission Bay. That’s right, the mighty Bodrum Kitchen has set up a stunning second location.
An all hailed New Lynn favourite, the new location spreads the love even further and we couldn’t be more thrilled! From the minds of dynamic duo Nigar Ivgen and Alex Isik, the new space serves as a realisation of Alex's aspiration to open beachside location.
With a fit-out deeply rooted in heritage, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a all things bright and unique. A small slice of the Mediterranean in Mission Bay, the mural features views of Bodrum Bay, the seaside town that started it all. You’ll catch the watchful gaze of the Nazar eye throughout. Believed to ward off ill wishes and bad luck, you can rest assured you’re surrounded by good vibes only.
Bringing all the faves from New Lynn with them, we're predicting beach-goers will be lining out the door to get a taste of the goodness. For those of you who haven’t had to pleasure of paying the original a visit, we’ll break it down for you.
Featuring some of the very best of Mediterranean street food money can buy, you’ll also taste hints of Turkish and Greek cuisine resulting in one heck of an adventure for your taste buds.
If you’re looking for an epic spread, look no further than the mezze platter. Starring sigara borek a.k.a filo parcels of happiness stuffed with potato and feta, a generous helping of halloumi, pickles, tzatziki, hummus, shakshouka, pide, flatbread, feta and olives it’d be rude not to pair this gem with their signature sangria.
As stunning as the beach view, the fattoush salad is as good as it looks. With crisp leaves, radish, Turkish pide crouton, tomato, cucumber, pomegranate, vinaigrette and candied walnuts topped with melt-in-your-mouth pulled lamb this bad boy the créme de la coast.
Our top pick is the lahmajun, a Turkish street pizza topped with spiced mince, sliced tomato and rocket. That’s right folks, no cheese. We promise you won't even miss our ooey gooey fave after a taste of the moreish mince. Creatures of habit, fear not! There’s an option to add cheese.
If you’re in the mood for a Kiwi classic, they even do their own take on fish and chips. Just think—a mountain of fresh hot hand cut fries topped with golden crunchy spiced tempura market fish alongside fresh tartare, don’t worry, you’re not the only one drooling. With a side of green salad for balance, this bad boy is not one to miss.
Just in time to catch some sunny rays, we’re picking the new Bodrum Kitchen to be a summer hotspot!
Image Credit: Jaiden Bhaga