Meze Mangal Eray and Koray

Oh Meze Mangal, we can't stay mad at you about the sea container / blot on the landscape, when you make music videos of such pure joy. This is the best Brockley thing since Buttery Biscuit Base:

The only pity is their Lady Gaga tribute stopped short of creating two matching Meze meat suits.

Thanks to Alingtron for letting us know.

44 comments:

Gent Badger said...

EXCELLENT!

That really puts a Lewisham Way smile on my face.
As well as making me hungry for meze.
Great job!

We'll be in for some meat. Probably not the quail though.

lolly said...

I always have the quail! Yum yum yum. But what IS that sea container thing?

fong said...

I had a chuckle when I saw this yesterday.

I'm going to Meze Mangal next week - anyone got any reccomendations?

Anonymous said...

Maybe just as well the container is there,how busy would it get if it wasnt.At least now you can just about get in.

Anonymous said...

Meze Mungal?

Timmy2wheels said...

Brilliant! Not an artful, shallow depth-of-field shot in sight, and all the better for it.

Munchy said...

I recommend the meze - sounds obvious but the most tasty thing there! Get the mixed and try everything...

AK said...

Fantastic! Has really cheered up this formerly grey morning

Anonymous said...

What about getting rid of that f'in sea container or enhancing it with some paint.

I'm sure all the best restaurants have a sea container outside their front door.

Maybe a boycott is the answer.

greg wallace said...

i've never found the food there anything other than tolerable to average - never understood what the fuss was about

Headhunter said...

Hilarious! The mixed starter thing with hot starter of your choice for 2+ people is lovely with the fresh hot bread...

John said...

What's the big deal about Meze Mangal? I went in there with a few friends and were amazed at how bland the food was. To me it seems like a glorified kebab house.

quick brown fox said...

Love it! I haven't been to MM for ages, must make more of an effort....

Anonymous said...

'glorified kebab house'

Duh, what were you expecting?

I rob these guys every week by having 2 takeaway Lams on the way home £2, the bargain of brockley. Great food.

'boycott'- Misery, just say the word so I can book a table for that night.

Brockley Jon said...

Good choice anon, the Lahmacun is the best thing in there and silly cheap. Follow it with a nice Tavuk Beyti!

Danja said...

I was also underwhelmed when I went (admittedly a few years back, so it may have improved). The meze was enormous but very ordinary - the impression it left is that you could do just as well from some plastic tubs from a Turkish shop, and much better with some ingredients from the same shop and 30 mins in the kitchen. Bog standard bright pink tarama etc.

Brockley Nick said...

@Danja - I'm confused, did you not listen to the song? Case closed.

Danja said...

I got bored about a minute in and stopped. What did I miss?

TM said...

At least the container gets a predominant role in the video; so it is now preserved for prosterity!

Anonymous said...

Never understood how Brockley's mungs will go to this place yet turn their noses up at the idea of a supper from Gulen's

Brockley Ben said...

@anon 14:51. Maybe because you never asked them. Or know who they are.

Personally I'd eat at either, and do so regularly. And since you (didn't) ask, I'd sooner go to Meze Mangal if I want a sit-down meal with booze, friedly service and top-notch freshly grilled kebabs. I usually go to Gulen if I want something quick and easy on the way home. But it's none the worse for that.

Kebab philistine said...

I have to say I prefer the bog standard take away donner myself, but who wood'ent

;-)

Anonymous said...

"wood'ent" is a new one on me, but I prefer bog-standard spelling...

KP said...

It was a bog standard typographic error but I liked the look of it so STET.

;-p

I Broccoli Brockley said...

I'd recommend the hellim cheese to start - it's like houlomi. I've always had lovely food and great service here. We practically lived in the place when the boiler went. The sea container has been the subject of previous threads: didn't someone say it holds the wood for their oven?

Anonymous said...

Danja would probably like Jake the Peg.

Danja said...

Hi Bassoon. I haven't heard that one since primary school.

Mb said...

For the price it's great. Meat, grilled over hot coals. What's not to like?

Anonymous said...

It does hold wood for their oven. Where are the conservation police when you need them? Still busily dobbing people in for having the temerity to watch Sky TV?

TRM said...

I couldn't give a s**t if the food is tolerable, average or amazing. That video is fun, lighthearted, creative and reason enough to visit anywhere. Especially somewhere in Brockley.

Brockley Jon said...

I agree that the mixed meze isn't a stand-out dish. It's all about the kebabs really. The meat is always so well cooked! Yet to be beaten in terms of flavours and price in my (admittedly not extensive) Turkish restaurant experience. I'm sure it marinades all over Alan Sugar's Sheesh!

Anonymous said...

Do they serve good, honest fare?

Anonymous said...

So a fire hazard directly by the public entrance?

How thoughtful of the owners.

No, not really said...

Who says it is a fire hazard? If it's full of wood, that does not automatically mean it's in breach of fire regs. If you think it is, report it to the LFEPA

fidgad said...

I think its full of charcoal for the grill & wood for the pide oven; which are both pretty flammable.

Anonymous said...

How is a dirty great steel box a fire hazard? It's like saying a bus is a fire hazard. You could have a small war in a shipping container without presenting any risk to passers by.

Anonymous said...

Having worked in a sea container they get extremely hot in the sun, if they contain wood and charcoal...

Then there are the local arsonists....

Fireman sam said...

Have you seen petrol stations? They often have coal, charcoal, firlighters, barbecue lighting fluid, bottled gas... Stacked outside the shop. All very flamible.

Yes shipping containers get hot, hot enough for charcoal and wood to spontaneously combust? No I really don't think so. In fact I'd go further, storing it in a steel box is eminently sensible.

As for arson, yes it's vulnerable. As is the shop, the neighbouring shop, my car and your house.

It's ugly and should go, but a fire hazard? Not especially.

Arson Munger said...

Isnt there a driveway round the back or something they could use? Agreed it does look gross.

Anonymous said...

The container does a great job of hiding the scab of a shopfront behind it.

No human in history has ever worked in a steel box hot enough to combust charcoal.

Anonymous said...

Good evening from sunny Munich where the beer is great and the Turkish food is OK. Not in the same league as Meze Mangal, one of the best kept secrets in London. On a recent visit to London I had the pleasure of going there with my mate Simon and his family. The food and service was excellent and I can't wait to return. Very funny video and it cracked up my wife who is also Turkish.Keep up the good work fellas! Albert

Anonymous said...

The container is next door to Meze Mangal not directly outside - so why exactly is it their fault? I'm sure they'd love to see it removed too.

Why don't people on here hassle the authorities to get rid of it if it's putting them off their meze so much?

Anonymous said...

Why is it their fault? Because they own it. why is it a problem? Because it makes an already shabby street worse. The authorities have been hassled, they do not have the powers to remove it. Meze Mangal is great, would be great if they would do the area a favour and sort it out.

Let me know if you need more advice.

Anonymous said...

The front of their place is a mess. The container is an eyesore. No matter how good their food is meant to be they won't get my custom until they sort it out.

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